Eileen Sisk is a former editor at the Tennessean, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, and the Washington Post and a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc. and the Society of Professional Journalists. She lives in Kingston Springs, Tennessee.
"Eileen Sisk's fascinating but unsympathetic bio shreds the veil of secrecy surrounding the brilliant though tormented Owens to reveal a master manipulator with a heart of stone." --John Lomax III, author, Nashville: Music City U.S.A.; Red Desert Sky; and For the Sake of the Song "This biography should be required reading for any serious country music fan. Meticulously researched, the revealing saga of one of the genre's most flamboyant stars." --Patsi Bale Cox, author, The Garth Factor: The Career Behind Country's Big Boom "Buck was one of the kings of country music but also a complicated man. This biography tells why." -- Michael Streissguth, author, Johnny Cash: The Biography "Sisk captures the real Buck. I knew him. I experienced the weird weaknesses. I witnessed the anger. [Sisk] is a tremendous writer. She has the guts, she has the 'perfect subject,' and she's overstocked with talent. Her book is dynamite--a masterpiece, a sure-fire winner." --Bill Mack, host of Country Crossroads "Meticulously researched and well-written." -- Sing Out "Detailed and passionate ... [Sisk] uncovered so many fascinating facts that most writers would simply pass by or not even try to get because it takes work." --Robert Hilburn, former pop music critic and editor for the Los Angeles Times and author, Corn Flakes with John Lennon and Other Tales from a Rock 'n' Roll Life "Reviewers love the book while hardcore fans find it difficult to learn Owens might have been far less than perfect." --Don Rhodes, veteran music columnist for The Augusta Chronicle and author, SAY IT OUT LOUD!: My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 "Offers an unflinching look at the country pioneer." -- Country Weekly