Friday, January 27, 2012

Anchored in Love, A Tribute to June Carter Cash by John Carter Cash

June Carter Cash seems like such a fascinating woman to me.  She grew up in poverty until her family found success recording and performing in the late 1930's/early 1940's at the age of 10.  She performed throughout the rest of her life.  She was known as a comedienne and performer.  She was a singer and a songwriter.  She discovered and encouraged new talents in the music scene.  She performed with some of the greats of the 20th century.  She was married 3 times in her life, twice divorced in an age when divorce was a very shameful thing.  She was a mother.  For all of her grand accomplishments in her own right, she is most famously remembered as the love of Johnny Cash's life.
I was looking for a book that would help me to know her story.  This is the one I was drawn to.  It is written by her son, John Carter Cash.  It reads like a family memoir, drawing upon his own memories and those of others who knew her best.  Some is in her own words.  A very fascinating, intimate look at a great woman.

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