Cash by Johnny Cash and Patrick Carr

Published October 5, 2019

Cash by Johnny Cash and Patrick Carr

Book info

  • Title Cash
  • Author Johnny Cash
  • Year 1997
  • Genres Music, Autobiography

He was the Man in Black, a country music legend, and the quintessential American troubadour. He was an icon of rugged individualism who had been to hell and back, telling the tale as never before. In his unforgettable autobiography, Johnny Cash tells the truth about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him. 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.


Almost exactly a year ago, I accidentally bought this Johnny Cash autobiography in physical form. It’s taken me a full year to get through this but not because it isn’t a good book, mostly because it’s the kind that you can pick up and put down, dip in and out of and just generally revel in the calm storytelling of a master. He’s got plenty to talk about and is honest about it all, looking back philosophically about the highs and lows of a life in country music.

It’s genuinely a warm read, every time I picked it up I felt comforted like I was sitting in front of a fire and listening to some old stories. I really enjoyed it even though I didn’t always have the context or knowledge of the places and people Cash talked of. It was still a lovely read.

Rating: 5 / 5

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