By Johnny Cash
He is "The guy in Black." kingdom track 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 earlier than. during this unforgettable autobiography, Johnny funds talks directly in regards to 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 seems unsparingly at his impressive lifestyles: from his turbulent previous to the thrill of the current to his plans down the line. the following, too, are the buddies of a life-time, together with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Billy Graham. As strong and remarkable as one in all his vintage songs, money is full of the candor, wit, and knowledge of a guy who has actually "walked the line."
"Engaging.... Written with honesty and non secular insight.... Cash's tales and energy shine."
"Insightful, cozy, and conversational.... The tales sing."
--New York occasions ebook Review
"Gives a think for what it would be wish to spend it slow with him.... funds is an efficient storyteller.... Fascinating.... wealthy anecdotes.... attention-grabbing observations.... Any money fan with discover a lot right here to enjoy."
"Cash has continuously been cool."
--Country Music journal
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Rosanne, too, got here to work out me on that journey; I keep in mind the 3 folks, Rosanne, Kris, and me, sitting round buying and selling songs. Peter Falk was once stable to me. I wasn't in any respect convinced approximately dealing with a dramatic function, and each day he helped me in every kind of little methods. I merely acquired mad at him as soon as. He used to be telling me the way to convey a line, and he acknowledged, "I'd do it similar to this—or besides the fact that you humans say it down there. " I simply gave him a glance and acknowledged, "Well, we humans might most likely say it as regards to the way you humans say it up there. " To allow him comprehend I wasn't nonetheless clean off the farm; i might been to city. there has been a component for the band within the Columbo script, doing "Sunday Morning Coming Down" on a garden, and so they have been flying in to affix us whilst I bought the inside track that Clayton Perkins, Carl's youngest and merely surviving brother, the wildest, funniest, and hardest-drinking of the unique 3, used to be lifeless. He'd shot himself—accidentally or deliberately, we are going to by no means be aware of, simply because he used to be continuously twiddling with weapons and other people have been continuously telling him he'd kill himself that manner. Carl, at the airplane with the Tennessee 3, hadn't heard but. I by no means did something with rather a lot remorse, yet I needed to do it. I known as the airport and talked to Fluke once he received off the aircraft, advised him the scoop, and requested him to deliver Carl to the telephone. Carl had to pay attention approximately it correct then, at the mobilephone, simply because I knew he'd are looking to go back to Tennessee instantly. "Carl... " i started once he acquired at the cell. "What's unsuitable? " "There's whatever undesirable improper, Carl. " "Who is it? My mom? " "No. " "My daddy? " "No, Carl. " "Oh, no. it truly is Clayton, isn't really it? What occurred, John? " "Well, Carl, the document is that he killed himself. he is shot himself in his mattress together with his pistol. " For your time Carl was once off the telephone, crying uncontrolled, yet ultimately Fluke got here again on and stated he'd look after placing him on a flight again domestic. He did that, then got here on into Burbank, and he and Bob and Marshall did the Columbo scene with no Carl. i stopped my very own paintings, after which I went again to Jamaica for a couple of extra days with my kinfolk. concerning the basically saving grace in that entire scenario was once that Carl wasn't consuming in '74. 1 cannot think him facing the load of that loss, under the influence of alcohol. good, that isn't precise; i will think all of it too good. i will flip a few pages right here, to March 31, 1974. That day I did a profit for an autistic kid's domestic in Sumner County, Tennessee. the house received no public investment simply because autism wasn't on anybody's checklist of favourite char-ities again then (and nonetheless isn't). April 2-7, I performed the Houston track Theater with the complete group, Carl incorporated. at the tenth and nth i used to be at domestic, yet work-ing: recording in my studio on the condo of money. It does not say right here what i used to be recording, and that i do not take into account. at the afternoon of April 12 I made a unfastened visual appeal close to domestic in Hendersonville with a preacher, James Robison, as a distinct want for my mom, who favourite him vastly and desired to aid him start in his occupation (he's significant on television today).