Cash: The Autobiography

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HarperCollins, Aug 5, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages

He is "The Man in Black." Country music legend. The "quintessential American troubadour". An icon of rugged individualism, who's been to hell and back, and tells the tale as never before. In this unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash talks straight about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who have shaped him.

In his own words, Cash sets the record straight--and dispels a few myths--as he looks unsparingly at his remarkable life: from his turbulent past to the joys of the present to his plans down the road. Here, too, are the friends of a lifetime, including Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Billy Graham. As powerful and memorable as one of his classic songs, Cash is filled with the candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who has truly "walked the line".

"Engaging... Written with honesty and spiritual insight.... Cash's stories and strength shine." --Chicago Sun-Times

"Insightful, relaxed, and conversational.... The stories sing." --New York Times Book Review

"Gives a feel for what it might be like to spend some time with him... Cash is a good storyteller... Fascinating... Rich anecdotes... Interesting observations... Any Cash fan will find a lot here to enjoy." --Boston Globe

"Cash has always been cool." --Country Music magazine

With 16-pages of never-before-seen photos

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User Review  - MugsyNoir - LibraryThing

Johnny Cash has been a favorite performer of mine for many years. Here he tells about his own demons and how there was hardly a person alive that he had any issues with. Everybody's wonderful. Read full review

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User Review  - mjspear - LibraryThing

More of a memoir than an autobiography, this is a scattershot view of The Man in Black's life. Told in his voice it is a riveting look at country music --and life-- by one of all-time great musicians. Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Johnny Cash (1932-2003) was an American icon and country music superstar, a professed man of faith, as well as the author of three books. Cash first sang publicly while in the air force in the early fifties. The youngest person ever chosen for the Country Music Hall of Fame, he was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and awarded eleven Grammies in a career that spanned generations. Married to country legend June Carter, Cash performed everywhere from Folsom Prison to the White House, hosted his own television show, appeared in feature films, and in 1996 received the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Award.

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