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Cash The Autobiography (Paperback)

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0060727535
ISBN-13: 9780060727536
Sku: 33926486
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6L x 1T
Pages:  320
Age Range:  NA
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The country singer looks back over his life from his childhood on an Arkansas cotton farm, to his battle with drugs, to his myriad musical successes. *Author: Cash, Johnny/ Carr, Patrick *Subtitle: The Autobiography *Publication Date: 2003/10/01 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 6.00 *Height: 9.25
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He was the "Man in Black," a country music legend, and 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 Cash'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 classic songs, Cash is filled with the candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who truly "walked the line."

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As an emeritus member of both the Country Music and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame and with over 100 hits to his credit, Johnny Cash is a Nashville phenomenon. In this autobiography, he offers a complex self-portrait, reflecting on his life's most significant events. He speaks frankly about a variety of personal issues--including his spirituality, amphetamine addiction, and negative experiences in the cutthroat music industry. Expressing humility at his own fame, he praises other stars that he has met, like Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Jerry Lee Lewis.With an introduction that includes giving thanks for a pair of comfortable shoes, as only someone who spent the first 15 years of his life mostly barefoot could, the autobiography of the late Johnny Cash is, like his music, simple and eloquent. Discovering country music via Roy Acuff and the Louvin Brothers, among others, he became part of the immortal Sun Records stable of musicians that also included Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins; he recounts his initial meeting with legendary Sun Studios owner and producer Sam Phillips, his shaky attempts at recording his debut single (it took over 30 takes), his thrill at performing his first hit "Cry, Cry, Cry" on the LOUISIANA HAYRIDE radio show, and his first Cadillac. He's also candid about his amphetamine and alcohol addiction, admitting the constant conflict between his darker impulses and his long-standing religious convictions. Throughout, Cash leaves detached analysis and precise recounting of minute detail to music scholars; but what is lost here in objectivity is gained in a series of remarkable vignettes steeped in country music history, all told through the filter of co-author Patrick Carr's superb prose recreation of the singer's trademark laconic, baritone drawl.

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New York Times Book Review
"Occasionally [Cash] lets his pompadour down, and then the stories sing." - Tom Graves 12/21/1997
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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0320
Product attributePublisher:   HarperOne
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