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Sarah Smarsh @Sarah_Smarsh Kansas Friggin' USA

Journalist, 5th-gen Kansas farm girl. Author HEARTLAND, National Book Award finalist. Next—SHE COME BY IT NATURAL: Dolly Parton & the Women Who Lived Her Songs.

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The keynote speaker for our Annual Conference is bestselling author/journalist Sarah Smarsh, who grew up on a rural… https://t.co/Gp8DO8m39F
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10/24
2020
Yesterday I signed another mess of books for @ravenbookstore (hot dog they're selling fast!) & they gave me a thank… https://t.co/dITaDcCd6UDon't miss @MaloneRanger93 talking with @Sarah_Smarsh about her new book SHE COME BY IT NATURAL, out now from… https://t.co/2XPiPmqa3d
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @qhardy @Sarah_Smarsh I have very distinct memories of enjoying Dolly with a family member (a woman who had a very… https://t.co/rOwrxk0dx9
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshThe whole conversation about the GND “killing jobs” is a fossil fuel lobbyist talking point that neglects the fact… https://t.co/Q0tLtyxvFB
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @Sarah_Smarsh I was in Bruges on Belgium Day 2017- the band in the square played Jolene and the entire crowd sang along!
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @Sarah_Smarsh My mother is Nigerian and even after she went Full Evangelical, she has a strong love and reverence for Dolly
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshWent deep on the meaning, utility and future of the vote with some esteemed thinkers and @Harpers. https://t.co/sSq8mKvr5hAs recounted in my book, Dolly's 1968 hit "Just Because I'm a Woman" was a #1 hit in South Africa even as U.S. radi… https://t.co/AQZSRThlQHMy research suggests that her legend reaches every little nook of this planet https://t.co/R9fvyFItyAThis is the sweetest future-travel vision. :) Thanks for reading, Seth, and happy Smoky Mountain trails in the futu… https://t.co/N1wy7M8cl6We all need a Betty in our family. https://t.co/MThc4uKd5d
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshUK I'm coming for you this dreaded pandemic winter with some warm Dolly love via @PushkinPress https://t.co/MOOnw8wv8h🌟 Calling all Dolly fans...🌟 Have we got a treat for you. This January, we're releasing SHE COMES BY IT NATURAL,… https://t.co/GAiI7YiUVh
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10/23
2020
@pamelacolloff Seriously it's amazing that he's learning media literacy & I wish it for every child! Not sure the e… https://t.co/cyVh7nDWmC @pamelacolloff Grounded @Sarah_Smarsh My Mamaw, prior to my gay wedding (in IA because it wasn't legal in NY or federally at the time): "I… https://t.co/7Fw9A30NRL
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshGrandma Betty, former Republican + longtime Bernie supporter, made it her mission to make sure many female friends… https://t.co/M6WinkQps6It's literally that simple and yet people endlessly debating the matter would call her "uneducated." @apulsifer Wow I didn't know that was a thing. Thanks for this tip going foward!GRANDMA BETTY CATHOLIC HOT TAKE FROM WHITE WORKING-CLASS KANSAS On positive but still inadequate progress re: same… https://t.co/JDH81ffSyGI’m teaching a LIVE virtual course on “Reckoning with Race: How Leaders can Navigate Difficult Conversations at Wor… https://t.co/7O3PKKM0FF
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshIt's a terrible feeling and one of many ways, I've discovered, that public figures are vulnerable in a network of c… https://t.co/yrBjoQIiugHear ye: A while back I had to change my phone number for privacy reasons. Unfortunately whoever got my old number… https://t.co/AjVzug2vhX @tressiemcphd @Sarah_Smarsh's SHE COME BY IT NATURAL hit all my Great Book checkpoints: I laughed, I cried, I was l… https://t.co/7vVlG8UgqA
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshBless you, ⁦@SamSifton⁩, for being such a reader & supporter of books of all kinds. Love his shout outs to HOMELAND… https://t.co/r3bDlJiDJ7
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10/22
2020
I loved this book — Read it in two sittings. Giving it as gifts to my people I love who love and are strong, badass… https://t.co/A4GqSyVaF9
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshAnd @Sarah_Smarsh maybe won't make you cry tonight, but she will make you think about Dolly in a whole new way. 7pm… https://t.co/bXduxuoxWX
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshAnother reason we're thankful for our Friends of the Kansas City Public Library & @KCYFLib is that they make events… https://t.co/b7aQlsq35n
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @TempestWilliams Oh my. I've read and admired you for a very long time. Thank you for this!
10/21
2020
Dolly Parton is the icon I didn’t know I needed to get me through 2020! This book read by the author @Sarah_Smarshhttps://t.co/nMMGLh6DuN
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @Sarah_Smarsh builds on her brilliant 2017 essay series in @nodepression; the U.S.A. *so* seriously needs this book… https://t.co/QAbx8XZU2g
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @maudnewton Thank you friend 🤠Yes I will avail myself of this rare opportunity for East Coasters to attend a @Sarah_Smarsh hometown book event wi… https://t.co/bCejFry6F9
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh"This signature Parton trifecta — eyebrow-raising tight clothes, generosity of heart, and a take-no-crap attitude —… https://t.co/ziz4xpXMmt
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshWas hoping we could get through the Dolly Parton doc without tears but we're a third of the way through and boyfriend is crying
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh"There are political calculations that distort the campaign process and election outcomes, but there are also media… https://t.co/ci8wfX4KvN
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshCome hear @Sarah_Smarsh speak with @BenyaKraus of @LeadForAmerica_ next week at Rural Assembly Everywhere. Registra… https://t.co/NCq4ZVMYek
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10/19
2020
Honored to be the 2020 Peace Lecturer for Bethel College's @kipcorsocial, following @LeonardPittsJr1 & others in th… https://t.co/nopwr1yn4F @sarahboesveld Looking forward to this!!Anyone who follows me knows this is 75% a Dolly fan account, so it goes w/out saying that I am STOKED to chat w… https://t.co/M053xdPBQ8
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshThank you for having me on @NPRWeekend, @lourdesgnavarro! Discussed the threat of disinformation overwhelmingly tar… https://t.co/zC2UiGx5aX
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @NPRWeekend Impossible question (says the author) but... "The Bargain Store" :)Here's @Sarah_Smarsh about her new book on an enduring country star: "She Come By it Natural: Dolly Parton and the… https://t.co/WcAZotB8Om
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @Pfweet @DollyParton @NPRWeekend @mercantilelib I loved the event at @mercantilelib! What a treasure trove and good vibes to boot."One of the most overlooked and dangerous consequences of the Electoral College doesn’t pertain to election outcome… https://t.co/0NcXpxER9h
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @MisterCaine The Civil Wars at Liberty
10/18
2020
We’re compiling a list of Appalachian books, movies, etc. as alternatives to Hillbilly Elegy. Reply to this with some suggestions.
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshWriters for Readers | Oct. 29 @nytimes national correspondent @jeligon & National Book Award finalist @Sarah_Smarsh… https://t.co/2Jan3QWSwN
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshAuthor @Sarah_Smarsh talks about her book, She Come By It Natural, and the amazing power that Dolly Parton’s art co… https://t.co/bHDi8suJFz
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10/17
2020
"Demand for marble is surging, but every piece of marble in an interior will leave a hole in the earth and puts som… https://t.co/PRqqPZGSjI
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh"Jesus wept." Bay Village Priest says someone called police about a homeless person, but it was a statue of Jesus https://t.co/Jq6B8eQfPN
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh“For three decades I put the story before my story, but I’ve realized I have to put myself, Black women and other w… https://t.co/S0gqGSIKQS
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshWhile JD Vance and "Hillbilly Elegy"—and their newly announced Netflix adaptation—might have something to say about… https://t.co/NeXuLYaOkU
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh865K women exiting the workforce in one month is perhaps the long term-impactful economic story of the year, period… https://t.co/bukqEdNYWL
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @jelani9 💯Remember that party in the Hamptons in 2017 where Kellyanne and Ivanka were chilling with Chuck Schumer and it seem… https://t.co/YIr34ZwmKb
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @rtraister This is extremely cosmic because I read your tweet about Mr. Rogers and this Dolly thought struck me. 🧙‍♀️🧙‍♀️✨Finally put my finger on it: Dolly Parton is Mr. Rogers in dragChef Regina Tchelly repurposes food waste to provide access to healthy food and remedy a broken social system. https://t.co/NRchdATkxT
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshI really do struggle with how much the concept of children incites people to care, but how little the plight of act… https://t.co/2wX6JnW3l8
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @jonshorman @BryanLowry3 @KCStar Congrats Jonathan.For our election issue, @Harpers brought together an outstanding group of academics and writers— @dsallentesshttps://t.co/UCKpyxGfIY
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10/16
2020
@astradisastra @kendrabozarth @jbouie @Harpers Likewise Astra“...there are many people for whom nonvoting is neither a political stance nor a symptom of moral failure. It’s jus… https://t.co/ZABTixoYlg
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshI’m reading this while I wait in line to vote, and it’s a ray of sunshine in a dark week, but of course that’s what… https://t.co/TPQvQ5GBBA
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshLast time @Watermarkbooks helped me launch a new book was a straight up community hootenanny. Sorry to miss the hug… https://t.co/Pc90ywXqxAJoin us tonight! There will probably be wine https://t.co/5CbNb5MCwiFor our election issue, @Harpers brought together an outstanding group of academics and writers—@dsallentess,… https://t.co/1x23ZUWjnW
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @ravenbookstore 💀Special delivery from @ravenbookstore! I didn’t realize I ordered a signed copy, and I’m just happier than the dog… https://t.co/NN62GCeNLR
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshSo happy I bought this @Sarah_Smarsh book from @ravenbookstore for me and my BFFs, as we were not able to celebrate… https://t.co/IsHip5vu84
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @AditiJuneja3 @WrittenByHanna @DollyParton @Slate Thank you Aditi!Parton me, I'm just over here making calls for some @CA_Dem candidates! 📞 20 days to go! Get your ballots in, and m… https://t.co/CJ2UxrTerg
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh"You can embody feminism and walk the walk of its tenets...without necessarily even calling yourself a feminist."… https://t.co/Y4NTYNNgqb
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @Sarah_Smarsh on @DollyParton: "She reminds her audiences that, no matter where they came from, everyone can identi… https://t.co/k7Snh1Vuo1
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshICYMI, video is now available! Coalitional Democracy Conference - Panel 1: The Theory and Practice of Coalitions -… https://t.co/fFxNEVZhpa
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshHave been looking forward to reading @Sarah_Smarsh ‘s new book for so long. Gonna read everything she ever writes. https://t.co/0Xqwj7Q1Yg
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshGreat discussion with our second guest of the season @Sarah_Smarsh, author of "She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton… https://t.co/UeKjuHfsIO
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsha wise & grounded take from @Sarah_Smarsh on a wise & grounded icon... If you don’t find a dark realist edge in Dol… https://t.co/r2wzmFWDmN
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshBookstore owner Sarah Bagby of Wichita F Kansas made a shirt of my new book cover for our event tonight. I ask you,… https://t.co/SjNdW3L4N3
10/15
2020
Hot damn this is a smart review of my new book by @BerryFLW for @latimes https://t.co/Lp9LJ0kHQsI've talked up this interactive documentary many times & it seems like a good day to share: Hollow, by West Virgini… https://t.co/AqEYXfm5nQJ. D. Vance’s narrative doesn’t just blame Appalachia for its own cycle of poverty. It ignores America’s broader cu… https://t.co/XU5aJiimTR
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh“Hillbilly Elegy" is little more than a list of myths about welfare queens repackaged as a primer on the white work… https://t.co/hN5r9JOUv2
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshToday my heart is for the good people of Appalachia. Met a bunch of you on my poor-folk writing journeys; I recall… https://t.co/9GPhxvsr6jI loved speaking with @lauragoode (essential feminist voice!) & barely contained Dolly stan @adriandaub (has a new… https://t.co/gKf9ABRFM3 @lauragoode @FeministPresent I loved this conversation so much. Thank you for having me! Folks, subscribe to @FeministPresent & be wellHEAR YE: today is decreed the high holiday of @Sarah_Smarsh on @FeministPresent! Celebrate by praising Kansas, cran… https://t.co/uXbOprZDDe
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshThis from @Sarah_Smarsh on Dolly Parton is 💯. https://t.co/bdqmeePz72
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshThe #PoorPeoplesCampaign, @Forward_Justice, @NAACP_LDF are partnering to provide voter protection support in 10 key… https://t.co/gkV1WKQZH5
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshMy 3/5ths of a person self is not fond of originalism, just sayin’
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh(note: you all really love Sarah Smarsh and Dolly Parton, because we're already running low on these, but we'll hav… https://t.co/9L6sFAtnUF
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshHappy pub day to our good friend @Sarah_Smarsh, whose book SHE COME BY IT NATURAL: DOLLY PARTON AND THE WOMEN WHO L… https://t.co/xdT8INYksf
Retweeted by Sarah Smarshhard to understand rules imposed by the Trump administration are putting hospitals & the communities they serve, at… https://t.co/CrgeRUnJCo
Retweeted by Sarah Smarsh @leulerme 💞.@Sarah_Smarsh is a lovely person and incredible writer, and I will buy every book she writes until the end of time. https://t.co/umlVLwsySX
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshI wanted to save this excerpt from @Sarah_Smarsh's new Dolly Parton book to read tonight. But I got two paragraph's… https://t.co/xzrVj0zkn6
Retweeted by Sarah SmarshLacking federal leadership, smaller political units band together in effort to improve science and methods https://t.co/jByz6EU5mPLook ma! I’m in the Sunday NYTs Book Review!!!! #onceiwasyou #UnaVezFuiTu https://t.co/CZB3ClsWBd
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10/14
2020

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