In her posthumous memoir, I Walked the Line, Johnny Cash’s first wife, Vivian Cash (with the help of Ann Sharpsteen), counters the decades-long veneration of June Carter, whom she considered a brazen husband stealer and drug abuser. She also alleges that Johnny, not June, wrote ”Ring of Fire” — about a certain female body part!
Viv’s pained version of events depicted in Walk the Line deserves a hearing. But not the hundreds of love letters she includes. B