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Friday, November 11, 2011

On The Cover: I Walked The Line: My Life With Johnny by Vivian Cash, with Ann Sharpsteen


If you love Johnny Cash you've probably also watched the movie 'Walk The Line', so you already have a fair guess of what this book is all about. 'I Walked The Line: My Life With Johnny' is the story told from the point of view of Johnny Cash's wife Vivian Cash (the two later divorced).....

Here's the blurb from the cover jacket:


'A wildly romantic book but also a sad and wrenching one, a testament to the destructive powers of hope pushed past the breaking point' - New York Times

The elegant, revealing and powerful memoir of Vivian Cash, Johny Cash's first wife and the mother to his four daughters, I Walked The Line is the untold story of love, family and heartbreak in the life of an icon.

By Vivian's own choice, the details behind the demise of their fourteen-year-long marriage and the relationship they shared throughout the years have up until now remained secret. However, Vivian decided that, near the end of her life and with backing from Johnny, she should tell the whole story, even the parts at odds with the iconic Cash family image such as Johnny's drug problems: Vivian's confrontation with June Carter about her affair with Johnny and, most sensationally, the Cash family secret of June's lifelong addiction to drugs and the events leading up to her death. Also revealed are treasured family photographs and countless pages of unpublished love letters that Johnny agreed should be shared with the world.

I Walked The Line
is a powerful memoir of joy and happiness, injustice and triumph and is an essential read for fans of the greatest country music star of all time.'


- Debolina Raja Gupta