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I Walked the Line

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I Walked the Line

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Vivian Cash
publisher:
Scribner
genre:
Memoir, Music

We gave it a B

In her posthumous memoir, I Walked the Line, Johnny Cash’s first wife, Vivian Cash (with the help of Ann Sharpsteen), counters the decades-long veneration of June Carter, whom she considered a brazen husband stealer and drug abuser. She also alleges that Johnny, not June, wrote ”Ring of Fire” — about a certain female body part!

Bottom Line
Viv’s pained version of events depicted in Walk the Line deserves a hearing. But not the hundreds of love letters she includes. B