Composed

Composed

A Memoir

By Rosanne Cash

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119395, 256pp.

Publication Date: July 26, 2011

Description
"One of the best accounts of an American life you'll likely ever read." -Julia Keller, "Chicago Tribune"
As moving, disarming, and elusive as one of her classic songs, "Composed" is Rosanne Cash's testament to the power of art, tradition, and love to transform a life. For more than three decades she has been one of the most compelling figures in popular music, having moved gracefully from Nashville stardom to critical recognition as a singer-songwriter and author of essays and short stories. Her remarkable body of work has often been noted for its emotional acuity, its rich and resonant imagery, and its unsparing honesty. Those qualities have enabled her to establish a unique intimacy with her audiences, and it is those qualities that inform her long-awaited memoir.


About the Author
Rosanne Cash is a Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter who has released ten record albums over the post twenty years, which have charted eleven number-one singles and earned numerous accolades for songwriting and performance. Her first book, Bodies of Water, was published in 1995 to widespread critical acclaim. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Oxford-American, and various other periodicals and collections. She also teaches a songwriting workshop. Penelope Jane: A Fairy's Tale is her first book for children. Ms. Cash lives in New York City with her husband, John Leventhal, and her children.