Look at it this way: your dad is known to the world as "The Man In Black." The biopic about his life was called "Ring of Fire." One of the best-known lines he ever wrote is "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." Odds are good that a book focusing on your relationship with him isn't exactly likely to be a sunny walk in the park.
Such is the case with Rosanne Cash, whose relationship with her country-icon father Johnny was indeed a difficult one. Author Michael Streissguth relates the tale of singer/songwriter Rosanne's paternal issues in his upcoming book, The List: Rosanne Cash's Search for Legacy, due out October 9. In case you were wondering, the title -- like the book itself -- ties in to RC's upcoming album The List, in which she aims for a spiritual reconciliation with Johnny by recording a batch of his favorite songs. If nothing else, you've got to give the 53-year-old singer props for waiting some three decades into her own professional/artistic life to get into this kind of groove, instead of basing her whole career on it like another offspring of a country legend we can think of, whose first name rhymes with "bank." [Contact]