Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$29.95
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: 1975 Zondervan printing. Jacket has a little wear and tear to edges. Previous owner's name written on front end page. Shrink wrapped.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Man in Black: His Own Story in His Own Words Hardcover – August, 1975

4.3 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$50.55 $5.00

Popular & highly-rated in Biographies & Memoirs
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 244 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; First Edition edition (August 1975)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310223229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310223221
  • ASIN: 999243158X
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,361 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Important Information

Ingredients
Example Ingredients

Directions
Example Directions

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By E. Northrop on February 21, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I read Mr. Cash's second autobiography, Cash, before I read this one, but I still appreciated the additional anecdotes of the times that he lived and performed in, how he got his life on track, and how fervent he was about his Christianity. You can definitely hear that it is the same voice in both books, and they make a nice pair to read together.

I wish he'd delved into his courtship of June, but that's just me being nosy. All in all a nice read and another wonderful memento for his family.
Comment 18 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This autobio is written in simple and straightforward language by the Man In Black himself. Our family has been fans of Cash long before the new Hollywood hit 'Walk the Line' hit cinemas last year. However, this new wave of Cash in the spotlight has reminded us all of his remarkable story. Johnny's simple faith allowed him to beat the 'demons' and live out the rest of His life in truth and always attributing Glory where it was due. June was his guardian angel, if you ask me. God definitely gave him a gift when he brought June into his life. His story is a touching one and will show you the power of prayer and godly people in one's life. An easy read and worth every second spend reading it. =)
1 Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This autobiography provides an excellent insight into the life of a great man. Cash reflects upon his life through the lens of his faith in the Lord, describing the highs AND the lows. For a great read about a modern-day prodigal son, look no further!
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I've always been a fan of Johnny Cash and his music. After seeing "I Walk The Line" with Reese Witherspoon and Joaquin Phoenix, a real desire to "hear" from John himself came over me. I absolutely loved the movie but found to my surprise that no mention of Ray Cash (Johnny's father) mistreating his son was found in the book. And actually, there were only good things said about Ray.

John told with great clarity of the horror drug addiction brings on a person. It was so sad to read his words about the pain of withdrawal but how his life changed when he truly began living the Christian life, along with the help of June Carter and her family.

I heartily recommend this book to one and all.
Comment 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This autobiography is not as thorough as Cash's later "Cash: The Autobiography." It's a rather sketchy overview of what everyone already knows about Johnny, anecdotes about the people he encountered in his career and his redemption via his religious faith. "Man In Black" is of course well worth reading if you are a Cash/Carter fan, but read "Cash: The Autobiography" if you want a more in-depth, honest and intimate portrait of the man and his personal history.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Honestly, I wouldn't know how good it is, but was told that it was very good and informative. I bought this for my mother's friend who loved Johnny Cash. I knew Johnny personally when I was a teenager. I lived in Ventura, he lived in Casitas Springs, a tiny town a few miles north of Ventura, in Ventura County, California. He was a good man in many ways, but sadly, he drank far too much. My dad and another guy that he worked with often received calls from a bartender in the bar a few doors down from where they both worked. They would have to go in and get Johnny, heft him up and half drag him out to my dad's car and would then drive him home to sleep it off... My dad didn't drink or go to bars, but loved Johnny anyway and often talked to him about his failing faith in God. Johnny was a strong believer in Jesus Christ, he just couldn't handle the pressures of his life. I believe the book tells about Johnny years of fighting his problems with alcohol and other substances, but also a lot of positive things about him. Johnny was a great man, with a tragic story. He simply couldn't handle his fame.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This was a great book! The book its self was alittle worn, the context was very well written. Johnny poured this heart and soul in this writing. Thank-you Johnny. May you and June rest in pease.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
brilliant book, finished it in days! compelling, thoroughly fascinating man who has lead an extraordinary life. a must-read. if you're not a fan when you start, you will be by the end!
1 Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews