"Beautifully written meditations on love, death, family and redemption from the celebrated songwriter." (starred review)
"This work is a rare treat, as Cash, firstborn to country music legend Johnny Cash, is not only a hereditary celebrity musician...but a terrific writer in her own right." (starred review)
"COMPOSED is a pointillistic memoir about growing up with and without her father, and about how she slid out from under his shadow to become a gifted artist in her own right."
From the Publisher
Finding her own voice with the imposing shadow of her father, country music legend Johnny Cash, hovering always overhead has been a lifelong fight for Rosanne Cash. But as she chronicles in COMPOSED: A MEMOIR, it is a fight she has won. Rosanne was Johnny's first child, and her mother was the wife that he left and ignored in his haze of prescription drug abuse and musical success. Nevertheless, her father remained an inescapable influence, leading Rosanne to record her first songs in Germany, far from her father's specter. But ultimately Cash grew into an unusually fluid and engaging prose writer, as well as a commanding performer and songwriter, making this an inspiring look at the career struggles of a talented and determined woman. Selected by Publishers Weekly as a 2010 Top 100 Book.