Graham Hoppe

Graham Hoppe writes about culture and history with a focus on food and music. He is a graduate of the folklore program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Gone Dollywood is his first book. Raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Graham currently lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina.

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Gone Dollywood · Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream
By Graham Hoppe

In Gone Dollywood, Graham Hoppe blends tourism studies, celebrity studies, cultural analysis, folklore, and the acute observations and personal reflections of longform journalism into an unforgettable interrogation of Southern and American identity.

Gone Dollywood is a landmark study. Graham Hoppe eloquently explains why Dollywood draws thousands of visitors each year and captures East Tennessee worlds in significant ways. This fine book, like Dolly Parton, will touch the heart of its readers.”

William Ferris, author of The South in Color: A Visual Journal