By Johnny Cash
He is "The guy in Black." nation song legend. The "quintessential American troubadour." An icon of rugged individualism, who's been to hell and again, and tells the story as by no means sooner than. during this unforgettable autobiography, Johnny money talks instantly concerning the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the folks who've formed him.
In his personal phrases, money units the list straight--and dispels a number of myths--as he appears to be like unsparingly at his impressive lifestyles: from his turbulent earlier to the fun of the current to his plans down the line. the following, too, are the buddies of an entire life, together with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Billy Graham. As robust and remarkable as one in all his vintage songs, funds is full of the candor, wit, and knowledge of a guy who has really "walked the line."
"Engaging.... Written with honesty and religious insight.... Cash's tales and power shine."
"Insightful, comfortable, and conversational.... The tales sing."
--New York instances booklet Review
"Gives a believe for what it would be wish to spend your time with him.... money is an efficient storyteller.... Fascinating.... wealthy anecdotes.... attention-grabbing observations.... Any money fan with discover a lot the following to enjoy."
"Cash has regularly been cool."
--Country Music journal
With 16-pages of never-before-seen pictures
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In that country he should be hilarious, a wonder-ful conversationalist and raconteur. He took such a lot of drugs that at last they would begin operating like they have been alleged to and positioned him to sleep, yet occasionally that took 3 or 4 days. For me, the trick was once to compare my biochemical time table, working at the quickly song, to his. occasionally it labored and nice tales have been informed, nice innovations exchanged; occasionally it did not and there has been loads of lifeless air. Merle was once actually some of the most attention-grabbing males i have ever met, one among the main gifted in lots of components. He used to be an excellent singer, songwriter, and guitar innovator—he constructed "Travis picking," a step additional on from the fashion mom Maybelle brought. at the facet, so that you could converse, he drew incredible cartoons, instructed fabu-lous tales, possessed authoritative wisdom in lots of diverse components, and used to be a talented taxidermist, grasp watchmaker, and specialist knife thrower (he's the one that taught me tips to sink a bowie from twenty paces). that is an odd-sounding mixture, i do know, yet Merle used to be certainly a guy for all seasons, in lots of methods the fitting better half. After 3 days in that cabin, besides the fact that, i used to be approximately able to kill him, he most likely felt a similar approach approximately me, and Gordon Terry felt likewise approximately either one of us. It was once a reduction to get ourselves and our moose meat out of there and cross our separate methods. I took myself and mine to long island urban and met up with the average gang, yet by means of that point i used to be shot: voice long gone, nerves long past, judgment long gone. I did an inter-view with Mike Wallace within which I nearly tore his head off (Question: "Country song at Carnegie corridor. Why? " solution, knotted up: "Why now not? "). We made an association with the chef on the Barbizon Plaza and served moose meat at our press occasion, that can were a miscalculation (and won't; i do not recall). Then the live performance itself got here up on me. Merle Kilgore went on and did good, then Tompall and the Glaser Brothers, then June and the Carter family members. ultimately it used to be time for the headliner, me. i used to be deep in my Jimmie Rodgers obsession on the time, so i would idea up whatever targeted. Mrs. Rodgers, ahead of she died, had given me a few of Jimmie's issues. whilst I walked onto that degree that evening, not just used to be I aspiring to sing in basic terms Jimmie Rodgers songs, i used to be additionally donning his outfits and sporting his railroad lantern. I lit it behind the scenes, had all of the degree and residence lighting became off, and made my access at midnight with simply the flame of the lantern on me. The plan was once to set the lantern down on a chair at middle degree, prop my knee up at the chair simply the way in which Jimmie did, begin in to "Waiting For a Train," and look forward to the roar of popularity. It did not determine that approach. If there have been any humans within the viewers who knew approximately Jimmie Rodgers (and i am yes there have been at the least a few), they have been sluggish to make the visible connection. no one else had a clue. i assumed they have been going to be in awe—This needs to be whatever exact. what is he going to do? —but they were not. They have been yelling for "Folsom legal Blues" ahead of I even received to the microphone.