READ Instead // 06

Man In Black by Johnny Cash || I didn't even know this book existed until a month ago. I stopped at a used bookstore one day, which was just asking for trouble. I was skimming the shelves and found this. I didn't even hesitate about taking it home. Like, of course. It was a really quick read and I really enjoyed it. I didn't get into Johnny Cash until the movie several years ago. I was surprised to learn through the book that there were a lot of changes made to his life for the movie. For instance, he did not have a bad relationship with his father. He actually had a very good relationship with him. And then quite a few other details about Jack's death, June, his addiction and recovery, etc. It was really amazing reading his story in his words. His and June's faith is inspiring. I would definitely recommend this book and several of his albums, if you aren't familiar with his music. His voice will soothe many sorrows. 

Side note: I have decided not to share every book I read because this site would get clogged with book reviews. I will list books I have read but not shared at the end of these posts.

Other reads:
I Feel Bad About My Neck by Nora Ephron, good read
Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery, great read
Self by Yann Martel, only got 1/4 of the way through and quit because I didn't like it


  1. I have been itching to read something by Nora Ephron - I have just been having trouble deciding which. I feel like I'd end up being happy with any of her work.

  2. There's another book out there with Johnny and June Cashs letters while he was in the Army that is a pretty good book.

  3. I have never heard of this, but am so adding it to my list. I'm reading "Days of Obligation" by Richard Rodriguez and it is spectacular -- a lyrical, braided-story, nonlinear kind of memoir. Decidedly my favorite genre. ; ) Next up is "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera, which I'm sort of shocked I haven't gotten to yet.

    Oh, I've been meaning to recommend "We Were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates to you. I think you might like that one.

    I think the buried subtext of this comment is that I wish were neighbors and shared a communal bookshelf of sorts.

  4. Sounds like a great find and an interesting read. I haven't gotten into Johnny Cash however I've heard he has an amazing story. If ever I come across this book I think it would be worth the read. :)

  5. Anne of Green Gables is a great book! Have you read any more of the series?

  6. I love used bookstores! I like how someone else has already read (maybe not finished) the book before me, gives it a whole lotta history don't you think? :)

  7. I'm new on your blog, it's absolutely amazing. I read in your bio that you take photos to stay sane - that's exactly what I do too :)
    So I'll be happy to see every new thing in here. :)

  8. I love biographies and autobiographies! Good find!

  9. This post made me think of my grandfather and brought a happy tear to my eye. Thank you, Bri.