Friday, August 29, 2014

Friday Finds: John Lennon and Yoko Ono

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FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).

In this week's Friday Finds, I found two very interesting books related to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. They are my favorite couple of all times. I ended up buying...

FIRST this book from Amazon.com at a superb discount ($1.99 only for the Kindle edition): John Lennon: The Life, by Philip Norman

Phillip Norman, whose 1981 classic Shout! is considered the definitive biography of The Beatles, returns with John Lennon: The Life. This New York Times bestseller is an intimate look at the troubled genius who—along with Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr—changed the shape and sound of popular music forever. From his early Liverpool days and heartbreaking childhood tragedies through the heady roller-coaster ride that was The Beatles and far beyond—his prolific post-“Fab Four” career, his turbulent marriage to Yoko Ono, his peace crusade, and his shocking death on the New York City streets—John Lennon: The Life is a remarkably fair and honest, utterly enthralling study of an achingly human rock legend.


THEN this book from BetterWorldBooks.com (Used $8.98, free shipment): Days That I'll Remember: Spending Time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, by Jonathan Cott

Jonathan Cott met John Lennon in 1968 and was friends with him and Yoko Ono until John's death in 1980. He has kept in touch with Yoko since that time, and is one of the small group of writers who understands her profoundly positive influence on Lennon. This deeply personal book recounts the course of those friendships over the decades and provides an intimate look at two of the most astonishing cultural figures of our time. And what Jonathan Cott has to say and tell will be found nowhere else.


I will now have great books awaiting me (hopefully!) when I arrive home after my vacation in Italy in two weeks' time. HURRAH!

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