The Autobiography

Book - 1998
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The personal story of an American icon - Johnny Cash-in his own words.

He was the "Man in Black," a country music legend, the "quintessential American troubadour." He was an icon of rugged individualism who had been to hell and back, telling the tale as never before. In his unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash tells the truth about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him.

In his own words, Cash set the record straight -and dispelled a few myths - as he looked unsparingly at his remarkable life: from the joys of his boyhood in Dyess, Arkansas to superstardom in Nashville, Tennessee, the road of Johnny's life has been anything but smooth. Cash writes of the thrill of playing with Elvis, the comfort of praying with Billy Graham; of his battles with addiction and of the devotion of his wife June; of his gratitude for life, and of his thoughts on what the afterlife may bring. Here, too, are the friends of a lifetime, including Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Kris Kristofferson. As powerful and memorable as one of his classics songs, Cash is filled with the candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who truly "walked the line."

Publisher: New York : HarperPaperbacks, 1998.
ISBN: 9780061013577
Characteristics: 432 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm.
Additional Contributors: Carr, Patrick


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TSCPL_KyleM May 14, 2016

Cash's voice is so unique (both his actual voice and the way he views the world and talks about it)... so to hear him tell the story of his life is truly enjoyable.

Nov 18, 2010

Beautiful, moving, heartbreaking. What a story. To hear his life right from Cash's mouth is stunning - I recommend.


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