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Cash: The Autobiography
Cash The Autobiography
Author: Johnny Cash, Patrick Carr
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780061013577
ISBN-10: 0061013579
Publication Date: 9/1/1998
Pages: 448
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Sandiinmississippi avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 265 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Wasn't expecting a lot out of this book, but actually found it fascinating. It isn't page by page list of everything he's done in his life. It's more reflective and I think gave a very good picture of what his life has become. He tells about his family and relationships, how he now spends his time, how his values developed directly from his roots. It is thoughtful, well-written, and most interesting.
nascargal avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 352 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
This is an excellent look into the life of a singer who was a national treasure. It is honest, heartbreaking, and uplifting. Any Johnny Cash fan MUST read this book!
reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
I love Johnny Cash!! Of course, I am not from his generation, but was brought up in the country and have come to love him and his beliefs through his more recents projects including his posthumous movie. This book is an easy read and told from his POV about his life on the road and the characters he encountered along the way. A great read!
corleyp avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 6 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Perviously I have reviewed Cash's first book, "Man in Black" (in hardcover). I was very much looking forward to the 2nd book, to see how his voice changed in the 20+ years between books.

In this book, Cash has more of a tendency to ramble, but it's a fun ramble. It's the ramble that I remember from talking with my Grandfather, tying in stories left and right, and never knowing what you are going to learn. He does repeat some of what was discussed in "Man in Black" - but not to the point where I was bored. (there was less than a month's time between reading the two books). Details remained the same, but he has realized more lessons since that book.

There isn't as much religion in this book like the last (and the last wasn't pushy or preachy either). He is still Christian, still very strong in his faith. But now he realizes he is much more human. Since the last book, he has relapsed - a couple of times. Believing in Jesus doesn't make the temptation go away. And he's learned that now.

Overall, I enjoyed this book as much as I did his first one. My only wish is that there was more information about the last part of his career - but that seems to have happened either while this book was in progress or right afterwards. I would love to know why he did a cover of a NIN song.
sfc95 avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 686 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was a very well written account of Johnny Cash's life. You could hear him speaking the book to you as I read it. I really enjoyed it, it was not preachy or egotistical, it was plainly written just as it should be expected.
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bocadelaverdad avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 10 more book reviews
Absolutely engrossing memoir from one of the finest musicians of the 20th century.
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Excellent biography.
wallyngina avatar reviewed Cash: The Autobiography on + 4 more book reviews
A must read for any Johnny Cash fan. I found it to be a good account of his up and downs in life. Sometimes sad and sometimes sad. I did enjoy it.
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The man lead an interesting life, the book isn't that well written.
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A very interesting man. After I saw the movie Walk the Line, I had to read the book.


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