Friday, November 8, 2013

Gifts for Him: JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE



JOHNNY CASH: THE LIFE

Hachette Book Group

There's nobody quite as cool as Johnny Cash. Like the golden Betty White, Cash is more popular now than ever before. Unlike Ms White, unfortunately, he's not around to enjoy it. When I heard that there was a new book about Cash, "Johnny Cash: The Life," I knew it was a perfect gift for my guitar-playing husband.

The book was written by Robert Hilburn, the former chief music critic for the Los Angeles Times and the only music journalist at the legendary Folsom Prison concert in 1968. Hilburn knew Cash well and interviewed him and his wife June Carter for the final time just months before their deaths in 2003. "Johnny Cash: The Life" explores Cash's remarkable highs and deep lows over his long career. The book takes us through from his days at Sun Records with Elvis Presley to his critically acclaimed rendition of Trent Reznor's song Hurt in 2002. Drawing upon his personal experiences with Cash and never-before-seen material from the singer's inner circle, Hilburn creates a portrait of one of the most iconic figures in popular culture.

I am putting this one on my reading list too! Once the husband is done with it, of course.

Johnny Cash: The Life at werd.com


Find It:

Buy Johnny Cash: The Life in Canada.

Buy Johnny Cash: The Life in the U.S.


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20 comments:

  1. That looks great and his version of Hurt is one of my favourite songs. Love the video too :)

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  2. I've read other books on Johnny and June, they shared quite a story!

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    1. I just know the story from the movie Walk the Line. They did indeed share an interesting life! :)

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  3. Thank you for an awesome gift idea for my husband for Christmas, Jo!!! xo

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  4. Oh!! This will make a perfect gift for my Dad!! Thanks Joann!!

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    1. This one works for fathers, husbands and sons doesn't it Christine? And women too, of course, but men are harder to buy for! :)

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  5. My Dad would love this! And, my husband too. Great gift suggestion.

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  6. I actually know a few ladies who would love this as well. A great gift!

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    1. So true - the ladies like Johnny Cash too! :)

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  7. I have to admit, I had never been a big Johnny Cash fan until I saw the movie with Reese Witherspoon. I am a convert... may get the book for the hubby for Christmas.

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    1. The movie really turned me around too Margarita! :)

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  8. I'm a big fan of Johnny Cash after seeing Walk The Line. Sounds like a great book.

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  9. My father is the biggest Cash fan ever (aside from me). And I just so happen to be in a major "what the heck do I buy that man THIS year?!?!" crisis. You have literally saved me. I will be venturing out to purchase this book for him tomorrow! Thank you thank you! xoxo

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    1. That's great Heather! Happy to have helped. :)

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