Contest Giveaway: Signed copy of Rosanne Cash memoir, Composed

Contests, Music, Rosanne Cash — By on August 18, 2010 8:35 pm

Rosanne Cash (firstborn child of Johnny Cash and Vivian Liberto) simply exudes talent. Her fourteen albums have charted eleven number-one singles. She is the author of a collection of short fiction, Bodies of Water, and the children’s book Penelope Jane: A Fairy’s Tale. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and New York magazine.

(If you’re here, you probably know much of this already, but let’s continue.)

Her latest work, Composed, a memoir, is getting scads of rave reviews (Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, LA Times, Boston Globe, The Atlantic) and is currently at #20 on the New York Times Bestseller List — after only slightly more than a week after hitting the shelves!

Composed is filled with sublime moments of simple beauty and brutal reality . . . full of hope and extraordinary honesty. Cash is indeed an engaging writer.”
Awaiting the Flood (Read our entire review HERE.)

“. . . a pointillistic memoir about growing up with and without her father, and about how she slid out from under his shadow to become a gifted artist in her own right.”
New York Times

“Beautifully written meditations on love, death, family and redemption from the celebrated songwriter . . . An excellent memoir that ends on an encouraging note: ‘More to come.'”
Kirkus (starred review)

“This is an extraordinarily and dauntingly honest book.”
Elvis Costello

“This work is a rare treat. . . . Cash’s memoir sheds clear light on her talent and drive.”
Publisher’s Weekly

Awaiting the Flood was fortunate enough to meet up with Rosanne backstage at a recent performance/reading at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, and she was gracious enough to sign a couple of copies of her book for us despite our incoherent and fawning blather. One book will go into our archives and the other will go to one lucky reader.

So, drop us a line at Contests[at] (our parent site) or simply leave a comment here. We’ll choose a winner at random on Friday, August 27th. Remember to include your email address so we can contact you if you’re the chosen one.

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  1. Raina says:

    I’d love to win this book. I like to read before I go to sleep at night.

  2. Nina Hoffert says:

    Please enter my name in the drawing for the signed Roseanne Cash book. I will get a copy eventually, but a signed, free copy would be even better! Thanks.

  3. chris sweeney says:

    I enjoy Mrs. L’s writing.

  4. Joel Okida says:

    Loved her reading and interview at the Saban! Articulate and heartfelt as her songs.

  5. Deb Gray says:

    Since Rosanne is not coming to Austin for a book signing, the winner should probably come from here.

  6. Kelly Butler says:

    I enjoy Roseanne’s tweets and would love to get my hands on her book! Please enter my name in your drawing.

  7. dee says:

    This would be such a treat to own (and read, of course). I recently read an excerpt and loved, loved, loved it.

  8. Courtney K. says:

    I’m in love with her most recent album and recently her her talking about this book on the radio. I’m dying to pick up a copy and dive into it, and a signed copy would be a treasured keepsake.

  9. Anne Haines says:

    I already have a copy (reading it now; it’s terrific!) but if I win a signed copy I’ll give the unsigned one to a friend.

  10. Mitch Norris says:

    I had the pleasure of seeing Rosanne record at Austin City Limits this year and she was fantastic. Really looking forward to reading her memoir!

  11. Jay Bakker says:

    Looking forward to reading Roseanne’s new book! thanks for being real and transparent RC..

  12. Kim Dean says:

    Smart and funny. And a lovely singer.

  13. Ellen Black says:

    When Roseanne Cash talked to me, via Twitter, I glowed for days. I’d love a copy of her new memeoir, Composed. I will be buying it, but if I can win a signed copy, I’ll glow again.

    Thank you.

  14. Joe McMillion says:

    Am purchasing this book soon anyway an autogrphhed copy would be nice also. Thanks for this opportunity.

  15. Steve Lawson says:

    Count me in as an @rosannecash tweep who’d be honored to have a signed copy.

  16. Her tweets are the best – I’m thinking the book will be just as good.

  17. Elizabeth Bergt says:

    Please put me in the drawing. I’ve started reading the book already (love it!) but would really adore a signed copy.

  18. Pattti Petow says:

    I have enormous respect for Ms. Cash. I would like to read her memoir to see if she includes asvmany #hashtags there as on Twitter. I am quite fond of the hashtag.

  19. missxpistol says:

    i would love to have this. she is such an amazing person!

  20. Rosanne is one of my favorite folks on the Twitter. If she writes like she tweets, the book must be excellent. Count me in for the contest!

  21. Casey says:

    I love Rosanne Cash! She is an amazing woman. AND funny as all get out on Twitter.

  22. kathleen donnelly says:

    i want a signed copy of ‘composed’ please pick me!

  23. Kh says:

    Excited to perhaps win this book – RC is a great twitterer; makes me smile every day!

  24. Jack Ripple says:

    I am so pleased to see Rosanne’s book receive such praise and success – having an autographed copy would be a delight. Cheers!

  25. Ben Erickson says:

    I admire her work…and enjoy following her on Twitter.

  26. Hans says:

    What a great find. I came to this site via No Depression and now have a new favorite site. The review of Rosanne’s book was just an additional bennie. Would love to have a copy.


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