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Cynthia Lennon Book - John.,
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As a died-in-the-wool Beatles fan, I have read many Beatles-related books down the years. I highly recommend Cynthia's book, as it is the only account, I feel, that really sheds light on the real John. That he was a troubled soul, and latterly a lousy father to Julian, is obvious, and confirms what we always suspected. Cynthia and her son were badly treated, unforgiveable, when considering John's own experiences in family breakdowns and relationships. She always remained loyal. He cruelly betrayed her. Did he never really care that he was perpetuating his own hang-ups, through his treatment of his wife and son? To sacrifice them on the altar of 'personal artistic expression', like he did, was morally repugnant, but there again, I wasn't married to Cynthia, and as we know, one story is good, until another is told. He was in an emotional rut, and in Life, sometimes one has to take a drastic course. Reading this book, made me realise just how psychologically scarred many talented, and charismatic people are, and it is accounts like this that make reading them, a must, for students of personality types, as well as music.
One last word. It left me with a great deal of respect for Cynthia, but the greatest thing of all, John's musical genius, remains undimmed.