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a personal account of a truly remarkable life,
This review is from: Cash: The Autobiography (Paperback)
I first came across Johnny Cash's music the year before he died - and I'm no spring chicken. His recording of 'Hurt' was life transforming. Here was raw human emotion sung as never before, and that by a dieing man. Several CDs later I found this book.
Like his music, this book is unique. His style is reflective, alive and deeply personal. This is no he did, then I did, then they did, style of account as most autobiographies are. Instead we hear Johnny Cash speak in reflective mood from places of real meaning to him. It comes across more as a blog than a book, written as and when he had time, reminiscing on people, places, events and drugs he knew.
Yes, drugs makes up a lot of this book. He hides no sins. He shows regrets. But, he remains the Man in Black.
And he remains a blue collar, farm-boy American. A Christian. A father. A husband. A talented man. A unique man.
This is a lovely, and easily written, way to get behind this very public man, and to see him as he was. A book for the real Johnny Cash devotee. And if you aren't one yet, go out and buy one of his Nick Rubin American recordings. Astounding.