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.