The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter wrestles with dad Johnny's legacy in a new memoir

GIRL'S EYE VIEW

Writing this, I got more compassion for myself as a child: the loneliness, the longing for a normality I knew could never be, [my dad's] drug addiction that caused all sorts of ripples.

GETTING PERSONAL

I didn't want to include the eulogies I wrote for my parents at first. They were written with such pain. But I ultimately thought, "Well, there is some literary value there!"

A DAUGHTER'S LOVE

I always knew my dad was meant to be with [his second wife] June [Carter Cash]. I didn't have resentment. I had June and my mother and got invaluable things from both-June gave me a lot of confidence-so I felt lucky.

SURVIVING BRAIN SURGERY

[for a brain-tissue condition in 2007] I get headaches, but my stamina is back, and I don't have pain every day. I didn't publicize it, because drawing attention to your health horrifies me. I'm very proper that way!