A non-fiction pick by Glenn
There are no shortage of books written about Johnny Cash. What makes this one stand out is its author – his son, John Carter. As you can expect, there are stories here of a more intimate nature than usual. John Carter is a product of his father’s second marriage to June Carter. He talks about early memories as a child, life lessons that his father imparted. He speaks about how his father’s drug addiction became a major concern in the 1960’s. On the lighter side, many of his dad’s domestic interests are talked about – art appreciation, cooking, photography, and fishing – including a fishing adventure that could have ended badly. There is a nice section of photos included – mostly of the family, and also a section of reflections from some of the family and friends. John Carter has also written a memoir about his mother ‘Anchored in love : an intimate portrait of June Carter Cash’ also recommended.