Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670062157, 208pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2007
Johnny Cash was so much more than a country-music star. The only musician ever to be inducted into three halls of fame (Country Music, Rock and Roll, and Songwriters), his music and his legacy have influenced performers ranging from Bob Dylan to U2 to Nine Inch Nails.
“Cash’s genius as a songwriter and musician as well as his incalculable influence upon music are skillfully explored, and Neimark frequently uses excerpts from Cash’s own songs to enrich his compelling life story. Her sharp, immediate writing, which combines passages of dramatic, storylike narrative with more traditional biographical accounts, will foster readers’ appreciation of the singer-songwriter’s fierce individualism and his outlaw spirit.”—Booklist, starred review