Cash: The Autobiography Book Summary and Study Guide

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Cash is the autobiography of Johnny Cash. It starts off with his childhood in the midwest, where his family was extremely poor and his brother died in a horrible saw accident at a young age. The book chronicles his early career with Sun Records but doesn't talk much about his first marriage. It focuses on the relationship with June Carter, who was his singing partner and wife. He tells his story up until the 1980s, often writing from his porch at a home he owned in Jamaica or from the Carter family home, which he and June inherited from her parents. He talks about his famous friends like Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison and about aging in the music industry.
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Best part of story, including ending: I loved this story because it was so uplifting. Though Cash has been through a lot, he seemed to be a really happy man who was in a good place.

Best scene in story: My favorite scene was probably when he was writing from the Carter family home. I loved the idea of all the music that came from that house.

Opinion about the main character: Cash is a great character for a book. He's charming, intelligent and entertaining. He enlightens his readers without forcing his beliefs on them.

The review of this Book prepared by Meagan Lawson a Level 2 American Robin scholar

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   musician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   wife Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   musician Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Century:    -   1960's-1970's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   encouraged    -   like laughing How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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