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  • posted: January 12 @ 12:14pm
Books, Day 2

I don't normally read biographies - i have to work to read non-fiction. And, I resisted this book for a long time because the hipness and the trendyness of Johnny Cash irritates the living hell out of me.

Cash, however, was something altogether different. I don't know that I've ever read something as vulnerable and as exposed as this, something which blows so many lids off of so many ideas about who this man was, only to make one of the biggest men in the world in myth much much bigger in reality.

This book is so adamantly true, even in a way much bigger than his music was. And that's saying something.

Comments

Johnny Rebellious says:
I'll have to check that out -- I haven't read a good biography in a while. Thanks for sharing this with us
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:24pm -
blackbeard says:
that one is a good one. there are a few others out there that i would recommend too.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:34pm -
robberfly says:
great book. loved it
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:34pm -
miguelito says:
I know. I read it too and was very suprised and pleased.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:40pm -
Romeotomeo says:
read the man in white... johnny cash's fictionalized story of paul the apostle. let me know if you need to borrow it.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 12:41pm -
ThatGuy says:
This was to be my book on thursday. Amazing book. READ IT!
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 1:13pm -
jnonfiction says:
Must read.
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 1:49pm -
Yogi Beard says:
Love Cash. I oughta read this one, huh?
Posted: Jan 12th, 2010 - 3:05pm -
miguelito says:
@yogibeard if you love Cash, it does dispell many myths about the man and reveals some very poignant life changing moments (the Cave) - something they completely glossed over in the Walk the Line film...
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 11:32am -
miguelito says:
*omitted
Posted: Jan 13th, 2010 - 11:32am -
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