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Composed: A Memoir

2010, Viking

Rosanne’s memoir follows her childhood and relationship with her father, the sometimes comical trials of her youth, and her eventual, hard-earned rise in the music world. A truly American account of work, life, marriage, and motherhood.

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Songs Without Rhyme: Prose By Celebrated Songwriters

2001, Hyperion

Edited by Rosanne Cash
This original collection brings together accomplished songwriters in a compelling anthology of prose. Each piece is paired with the song lyric that inspired it.

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Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale

2000, HarperCollins Children’s Books

Tall as an eyelash, quick as a plane was the tiniest fairy, Penelope Jane.
Book includes CD with the original song “How to Be Strong.”

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Bodies of Water

1996, Hyperion

A literary collection of short stories considering such topics as art, motherhood, spirituality, and performance.

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Essays

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Time Travel And The Ballad Tradition

2014, The New York Times

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ISSUE 83: Long Way Home

2013, Oxford American
15th Annual Southern Music Issue

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Well, Actually, It Is Brain Surgery

2008, The New York Times

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“So It Goes”: How It Went

2008, The New York Times

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Don’t Fact-Check The Soul

2008, The New York Times

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The Ear Of The Beholder

2008, The New York Times

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Country Music Reader 2007

Music City Book Pub

Forward by Rosanne

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Lullabies Listening

2000, Martha Stewart Baby

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Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000

“The Ties That Bind”

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My Father Story

1999, Esquire

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ISSUE 16: The Most Human Sound

1997, Oxford American