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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

Time Travel And The Ballad Tradition

2014, The New York Times

ISSUE 83: Long Way Home

2013, Oxford American
15th Annual Southern Music Issue

Well, Actually, It Is Brain Surgery

2008, The New York Times

“So It Goes”: How It Went

2008, The New York Times

Don’t Fact-Check The Soul

2008, The New York Times

The Ear Of The Beholder

2008, The New York Times

Country Music Reader 2007

Music City Book Pub

Forward by Rosanne

Lullabies Listening

2000, Martha Stewart Baby

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000

“The Ties That Bind”

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My Father Story

1999, Esquire

ISSUE 16: The Most Human Sound

1997, Oxford American