When I first read about this book, I dismissed it assuming Cynthia was "cashing in". However, the book was recommended to me and once I picked it up I could not put it down. Cynthia has produced a fascinating glimpse into the life of an icon. She manages to remain balanced, and yet her descriptions of his behaviour show that he was complex, flawed and often cruel. His treatment of his older son Julian is nothing short of disgraceful. As a long time Lennon fan, I am sorry to say that he was not a nice person and Cynthia would have been better off without him, which is precisely her own conclusion at the end of the book. Read it! It is excellent.