Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cash: The Autobiogphy [Cash]

Book: Cash: The Autobiography
Author: Johnny Cash
Reason for Reading: for fun
Genre: Nonfiction

Review: Johnny Cash has worn many hats in his life: farmer, airman, husband, father, drug addict, grandfather, songwriter, singer, performer, Christian. In 'Cash: The Autobiography' he writes a down home history of his life that is all encompassing but not overly detailed. The book is organized between present day and past memories, while stories about his friends and colleagues dominate almost half the book.

Prior to this book, my only Cash experience was the movie 'Walk the Line' (which I watched on an airline with shoddy volume and a screen half blacked out due to glare). While this book was too general for me to really understand him, it was a good introduction to his life, struggles and successes. He seems like a genuinely nice man who makes no excuses for his behavior (although I have to question the judgment of someone who believes Bill and Hilary Clinton were really in love after meeting them).

Recommend: if you are a Cash fan, you'll probably love this

Book Junkie's Grade: B

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