Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Up Close: Johnny Cash by Anne E. Neimark

NAY - Parts of the books were interesting, especially Johnny Cash's youth. The escalation to fame focused a lot on the little yellow pills he was addicted to. I would have liked to know more about the context he was operating in, who he was friends with, where he played. Why was the jail concert so influential? What other interactions impacted Cash's life?

For a reader who likes music and doesn't want to read a biography, but has to, this is a likely suggestion. It reads easily, but I didn't feel like I got to know the man very well.


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