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 candor, wit, and wisdom of a man who truly "walked the line."
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Date:May 11, 2004
This is the story of a man, his music and his God. The three are all well represented here, delivered in Johnny's conversational style of storytelling, and he guides the story in and out of the past and present giving the reader, not a chronological recollection of facts, but rather a unique tapestry woven with equal parts saint and sinner. Part retrospective on a lengendary career, part mirror reflecting the sometimes restless soul of a man not unlike that of the reader, Cash humbly gives the grand tour of a life blessed by God, and how he has attempted to return that blessing.