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A Memoir

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Penguin Putnam
A candid and moving memoir from the critically acclaimed singer and songwriter
For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence.

Now, in her memoir, Cash writes compellingly about her upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash. In her account of her development as an artist she shares memories of a hilarious stint as a twenty-year-old working for Columbia Records in London, recording her own first album on a German label, working her way to success, her marriage to Rodney Crowell, a union that made them Nashville's premier couple, her relationship with the country music establishment, taking a new direction in her music and leaving Nashville to move to New York. As well as motherhood, dealing with the deaths of her parents, in part through music, the process of songwriting, and the fulfillment she has found with her current husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal.

Cash has written an unconventional and compelling memoir that, in the tradition of M. F. K. Fisher'sThe Gastronomical Me and Frank Conroy's Stop-Time, is a series of linked pieces that combine to form a luminous and brilliant whole.




Baker & Taylor
For thirty years as a musician, Rosanne Cash has enjoyed both critical and commercial success, releasing a series of albums that are as notable for their lyrical intelligence as for their musical excellence. In this memoir, Cash writes compellingly abouther upbringing in Southern California as the child of country legend Johnny Cash, and of her relationships with her mother and her famous stepmother, June Carter Cash. In her account of her development as an artist she shares memories of recording her own first album on a German label; working her way to success; her Nashville marriage to Rodney Crowell; her relationship with the country music establishment; taking a new direction in her music and moving to New York; motherhood; dealing with the deaths of her parents, in part through music; the process of songwriting; and her fulfillment with her current husband and musical collaborator, John Leventhal.--From publisher description.

Baker
& Taylor

The acclaimed country-music performer and songwriter recounts her upbringing by a famous father and stepmother, marriages to Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal and journey through the professional music entertainment world.
The acclaimed country-music performer and songwriter recounts her upbringing by a famous father and stepmother, marriages to Rodney Crowell and John Leventhal, and journey through the professional music entertainment world.

Publisher: New York : Viking, 2010
ISBN: 9780670021963
0670021962
Branch Call Number: Biography C2686c
Characteristics: 245 p. ; 24 cm

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uncommonreader
Oct 31, 2013

This is a memoir, mostly about growing up as the daughter of a very famous star and becoming her own person. There are a lot of deaths in this book and at times it verges on the New Age. The writing is a little self-conscious but what comes through is that Rosanne is a very nice person with nothing negative to say about others. Recommended.

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ownedbydoxies
Aug 15, 2011

A touching account of her memories of her dad, her mom and siblings as well as both parents' second marriages. Rosanne proves herself an excellent writer with a gift for lighting up a sentence. She gives an interesting take on the music business as well as on her own struggle to find a voice and independence.

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bibliomum
Sep 30, 2010

A personal look into a talented artist's life. A great read for any music fan.

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