Dolly Parton Shoots Down Nickname 'Double D,' Calls Herself 'Motivational Speaker' With 'Dream More' Memoir
Dolly Parton is back in headlines with shooting down a nickname that is based on her chest area.
According to Christian Post, during an interview with Live with Kelly and Michael, Strahan tried to offer Parton a new nickname after finding out that she had received an honorary doctorate from the University of Tennessee.
"So now that you have your doctorate, do we call you Dr. Dolly or Double D?" Strahan asked.
The question sparked laughter from the audience as well as from co-host Kelly Ripa. Parton also laughed along, seeing the funny side of the suggestion, but made it clear she didn't want to be called those nicknames.
Strahan then defended himself saying, "It's an innocent question!"
The 66-year-old country singer recently released a new memoir named "Dream More."
Published by Penguin Group on Nov. 27, "Dream More: Celebrate the Dreamer in You" is about the legendary country singer's view on life and how to live it.
The 128-page book is described:
The legendary Dolly Parton shares for the first time her deeply held philosophy of life and her heartfelt hopes for everyone.
Based on the hugely popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee that became a sensation, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist.
Using her speech as a jumping-off point, Parton explores the four great hopes she urges us to embrace: dream more, learn more, care more, and be more. She culls examples of these values from her own life as illustrations, from growing up poor in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her experiences as the iconic performer she has become today.
During an interview with USA Today, Parton said, "I'd be a good motivational speaker. Incorporate my music and my stories and help uplift people."
Read an excerpt of "Dream More" HERE.
Want to get inspired by Parton's new memoir? You can buy it on Amazon for $13.22.