My father, Saul Holiff, was Johnny Cash's long-time personal manager. But what distinguishes Saul from contemporaries is that his client was all but unmanageable. This is, perhaps, why my father micro-managed me right out of his life.
Scott Stapp's book, Sinner's Creed is brutally honest and pulls no punches. It's about one man coming to terms with the incongruity of the vocation he's chosen and the faith he refuses to give up. Stapp's tale is authentically rock and roll.
I was enchanted to see Phil Patton's piece in the New York Times on "Our Longing for Lists." The piece was illustrated with the image of Johnny Cash's to-do list (which, by the way, reportedly sold at auction in December 2010 for $6,250).