I Walked the Line is a wildly romantic book, but also a sad and wrenching one...an unusually intriguing memoir.
-- Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Here's a love story that encompasses ten thousand pages of love letters. I'm glad I was there to see a lot of that love in the early years in California. Vivian was a very special person in my life.
-- Johnny Western
It's a mesmerizing story, complete with a bittersweet ending.
-- The Tennessean
Just when you thought you had a good idea who Johnny Cash was, in this book we get inside the heart of the Man in Black. Only a very few knew Johnny Cash like his beloved Vivian. Now for the first time we get the full picture of who Johnny Cash really was. His pen and heart expose this very complicated man. If you think you knew Johnny Cash, think again. You see the side he never let anyone on the outside see. The love letters of Johnny Cash will make even the biggest man sneak a tear.
-- Jimmy Carter, host of The Jimmy Carter Entertainment Report
Riveting and dishy.
-- The Washington Post
This book is the greatest part of my mother's legacy as a wife, a grandmother, a matriarch, a mother, and most important, a woman in love.
-- Kathy Cash
Viv's pained version of events depicted in Walk the Line deserves a hearing.
-- Entertainment Weekly
Vivian was there from the beginning with Johnny. I loved reading I Walked the Line. It brought back memories of our good times together and how crazy it was back then.
-- George Jones
We all thought we knew everything about Johnny Cash, but this book clearly reveals more secrets than ever before. In an age of email and IMs it is sweet to read the tender love letters a heartsore young man wrote to his very young girlfriend. They are full of tenderness and sweetness and caring. It is sad to see how once success, alcohol, and drugs enter the picture, everything changes. We live through the heartaches of their shattered marriage, his addictions, and a turbulent life. Vivian, the first lover and wife of this musical legend, tells the tale in a powerful way, and I am sure that all the readers will get as much from reading it as I did.
-- Ivana Trump