House of Cash is an Unprecedented Look at the Life and Inspiration of the Man in Black, by none other than his son John Carter Cash.
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Gathering together previously unpublished photographs, lyrics, art, notes, and recollections from the Cash family archives, John Carter paints an intimate portrait of his father’s rich inner life, exploring Johnny Cash’s creative spirit, his fundamentally loving nature, and his inspiring persistence.
A record of a deep and ongoing conversation between father and son, House of Cash documents Johnny Cash’s drive to live deliberately as he worked to determine his values, share them with those close to him, and reaffirm them on a daily basis. This is a unique profile of a deeply passionate soul whose music sprang from the way he lived. Among its features the book includes:
A handmade Valentine’s Day card from Johnny to June
JR Cash’s 1950 diploma from Dyess High School
A letter from Johnny Cash to his father-in-law, Pop Carter, expressing the strong bond he felt with the Carter family
A collection of Cash family recipes, including John and June’s Cashburgers, John’s Soy Grit Bread, and the family chili recipe, Old Bon Aqua Black Bart #37
A sketchbook featuring some of Johnny Cash’s expressive artwork, including a self-portrait
A New Year’s Eve letter from Johnny Cash to himself, looking back at 1968—the year he married June Carter and recorded At Folsom Prison
A lyric sheet for the late great work “Like the 309,” the last song Johnny Cash wrote
A keepsake album of candid Johnny Cash photographs that shows a lighter side of the Man in Black