The lives of John Lennon

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William Morrow, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 719 pages
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The result of six years of research and some 1,200 interviews, this book takes fans deep into Lennon's secretive world, from his traumatic childhood to his Beatles days to his hidden life with Yoko Ono. While the Lennon of legend enjoyed a gifted and inspired life, the private Lennon lived in torment, poisoning himself with drugs and self-hatred. The Lives of John Lennon exposed for the first time all of his various lives, from idealist to cynic, from ascetic to junkie. It is a lasting tribute to his brilliant achievements and a revelation of the price he paid for them.

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If I had to choose my all-time favorite book -- biography or otherwise -- this would probably be it. Certainly, the fact that it's about a Beatle automatically moves it toward the front of the line ... Read full review

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In this definitive biography, the product of six years' work and twelve hundred interviews conducted all around the world Albert Goldman takes us deep inside John Lennon's carefully guarded world ... Read full review

Contents

WakeUp Taste
11
Fred and Ginger
26
Janus Lennon
44
Copyright

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Albert Goldman wrote the bestsellers "Ladies and Gentlemen--Lenny Bruce!" and "Elvis," He died in 1994.

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