The Three of Us

The Three of Us

Growing up With Tammy and George

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From Georgette Jones, daughter of country music stars George Jones and Tammy Wynette, comes a memoir about reconnecting with her father after years apart.

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The only child of country music stars George Jones and Tammy Wynette relates the lives of her parents, recalls the turbulent family life that ended in divorce, and her own search for love and a stable home life while pursuing a career as a singer.

Simon and Schuster
The marriage of George Jones and Tammy Wynette was hailed as a union made in honky-tonk heaven. And when little Tamala Georgette Jones was born in 1970, she was considered country music’s heir apparent.

For the first four years of her life, Georgette had two adoring parents who showed her off at every opportunity, and between her parents, grandparents, older sisters, and cheering fans, Georgette’s feet seldom hit the ground.

But as in every fairy tale, dark forces were just around the corner. Her parents fought, and George drank. George and Tammy divorced when Georgette was four, and it would be years before she understood just what that meant.

The Three of Us is an honest and heartfelt look into the life of a broken family living in the glare of the public spotlight. Like so many of her generation, Georgette had to make sense of loving two parents who couldn’t love each other. With never-before-told stories about George and Tammy, it recounts Tammy’s descent into prescription pill addiction, her dependence on her fifth husband, George Richey, and her untimely death at the age of fifty-five. Georgette opens up about her broken relationship with her father and what it took for them to come back together. Lastly, Georgette discusses the ups and downs of her adult life: failed marriages, illness, an arrest, and now, an unexpected but thrilling career as a musician.

The Three of Us is a story of both extreme privilege and great trials, of larger-than-life people with larger-than-life problems. Rich in country music history, it contains twists and turns, highs and lows, but in the end, it stands as an intensely moving tale of love, loss, heartbreak, and what it means to be a family.

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439198575
Branch Call Number: Biography J716j
Characteristics: 296 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Cox, Patsi Bale


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Feb 28, 2018

Painful memoir of author living with flawed larger-than-life parents, the messy divorce, new living environment & how a greedy high maintenance flim-flam con artist/stepfather aka Tammy's fifth husband controlled her mother, poisoned family dynamics even more & implied killing his meal ticket. Piece of work seemed to cast from casting central.
I slogged though book. Author didn't have lavish childhood & had a flawed adulthood.
Nice she gradually reconnected with her father.

Jun 27, 2012

To tell you the truth I didn't finish this book. I didn't give it a fair shake. Maybe one day I will get it again and try to read it from start to finish.
Good luck Georgette in your future life. Don't look back.

rufus_red4 Mar 23, 2012

This is heartfelt and poignant memoir from the daughter of 2 of country music's royalty. I really felt her pain at the loss of her mother Tammy Wynette, and her challenged relationship with her father George Jones. She's definitely her parent's daughter with a generous loving spirit, intelligence and apparently talent. People tend to think of superstar's children as having pampered lives, not Georgette Jones, she's had to make it on her own.


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