Saturday, October 27, 2012
Johnny Cash Autobiography
I departed from the Fannie Flagg books to read this book that was at our house. It was pretty difficult to read through parts of it about the times in Cash's life spent in addiction of one kind or another or possibly another way to put it "addicted to all the above."
Other parts of the book were filled with the experiences of a super star.
For whatever reason, I was impressed with story of Ira Hayes who "volunteered for the U. S. Marine Corps and after fighting his way ashore on Iwo Jima in February 1945, survived to become one of the men who hoisted the flog on the peak of Mt. Suribachi in that great symbolic moment of American victory, hopes and sacrifice"* and the Cash hit of "The Ballad of Ira Hayes."
*Cash: The Autobiography copywrite 1997