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on 12 December 2010
This proves an interesting read for John Lennon-ophiles. However, Cynthia Lennon comes across as something of a unreliable narrator who does not have the facility to understand the complex man John was, nor have any idea what he was really up to.

In 'John' Cynthia unwittingly paints a picture of herself as a naive young lass sat at home with the baby, believing her touring husband was faithful and as obsessed with her as she was with him. He wasn't. In fact, Cynthia's general world view appears equally blinkered. John, the great experimenter, could not have had gay tendencies, she muses, as he had regular sex with her, his wife, a woman - case closed. John himself admitted to a number of friends (Shotton, Davies) that he'd had a dalliance with Epstein in Spain. And his relationship with Sutcliff had homoerotic undertones. Moreover, there are those who believe that his feelings for Paul also strayed into gay territory. Whatever the truth about these specific rumours, it cannot be denied that John tried everything and it is highly likely that he tried homosexual sex at some stage. Cynthia however dismisses all such suggestions as nonsense arguing that as John was married to her there couldn't be any blurring of the sexual boundries, could there?...

There is also some revisionism in 'John' - one of the most quoted Cynthia stories used to be the episode on the plane back from India when John, drunk on brandy alexanders, confessed to sleeping with a multitude of other women - leaving Cynthia to arrive in the UK in tears. She was no longer able to ignore the painfully obvious fact that her husband was one of the most promiscuous men on the London scene. Cynthia has told this story on record herself in the past, but in 'John' she omits it completely and rather has John approach her while she was doing the washing up at home, to embrace her and tell her that there had been 'some' other women but she was always the 'only one' for him. This version smacks of wishful thinking on Cynthia's part. Also, in this book, Cynthia states that having walked in on John and Yoko in Kenwood in 1968, she fled to the home of friends and when there, John's friend 'Magic Alex' attempted to seduce her. In 'John', Cynthia claims she pushed Alex away. However, again, Cynthia has admitted in the past that she did sleep with Alex on that occasion, drunk on wine and shell-shocked after the day's events but in 'John' Cynthia insists she was the ever faithful wife.

In truth, Cynthia probably did sleep with Alex in the misguided and drunk notion that it would rouse John's old jealousies - in fact, it later transpired that John had encouraged Alex to seduce his wife in order to strengthen his divorce case. Cynthia also relates a new story of how John's jealousies returned for a moment during one of her last meetings with him during divorce discussions. Yoko had left the room to get a glass of water, she says, when John launched into an attack saying Cynthia was no innocent flower and accused her of having an affair with a young American at the Ashram in India - John, says Cynthia, told her that George had passed him a love note the American had left for Cynthia and that John was furious. It is interesting that Yoko is 'out of the room' for this incident, and John and George are no longer around to beg to differ. Something just does not ring true here - and conveniently no one can say it did not happen. In fact, John had suspected Cynthia of having an affair with Roberto Bassinini, an Italian hotel owner. In light of the fact that Cynthia later married Roberto, this does not seem wholly improbable. And really, if she didn't, she should have. Still, Cynthia is determined to portray herself as the loyal doormat.

Cynthia has form in regard to inventing or leaving out facts that might detract from her image of her relationship with John. In her first book, 'A Twist of Lennon' Cynthia omitted the fact that Julian was conceived outside wedlock (an important fact as her pregnancy was the reason Lennon proposed). She received a lot of flack for that, and this has been corrected in 'John' as is the fact that she was a not a virgin when she got together with John (as she claimed in 'A Twist of Lennon' - presumably because John was still alive when she wrote it and he'd believed her to have been a virgin). Other aspects of her revised story still do not ring true, however, and it is hard to trust her. In fact, there is more than a hint of the passive aggressive manipulator about Cynthia Powell Lennon.

There can be little doubt that she was treated abominably by Lennon, right back to their early days together in Liverpool - when Lennon had girls lined up for sex after he saw Cynthia home. One has to ask how complicit Cynthia was in creating this abusive relationship, however. With shocking submissiveness, Cynthia seemed more than willing to put up with his cheating and selfishness. Cynthia apparently never confronted John. One has to ask, why? What was the pay off? Why would a woman stand for such endless disrespect? The answer seems to be unhealthy obsession on her part and perhaps she enjoyed the status of being Lennon's 'bird'. True, Lennon was a mere art student when she met him - but he was a big fish in a small pond. Lennon was the Art College's hard chaw, the rebel, the clown, the rocker and even the Art College's star pupil, Stu Sutcliff gravitated towards his charisma and aura. Dating Lennon gave Cynthia Powell a lot more street cred and status than dating the window cleaner's son from Hoylake whom she had been sleeping with (which in itself was a pretty racy thing to be doing in 1950s Liverpool - further proof that Cynthia was never quite what she seemed). It is often said that Cynthia fell for John when he was a nobody, but Lennon was never a nobody, Cynthia fell for an art school legend, who went on to become a Liverpool Mersey beat legend and finally a world legend. Lennon was always a catch and it is easy to believe that Cynthia felt he was out of her league from the beginning.

Cynthia's Liverpool friends made sure she was aware of John's consistent cheating, but she chose to ignore their warnings. She did not want to loose John - which was likely to happen if she confronted him. It seems Cynthia was a slave to her own dysfunctional obsession with Lennon - and their marriage clearly settled into passive aggressive manipulation on her part and misogyny, psychological abuse and serial infidelity on his.

When John met Yoko, he met a woman with whom he could engage intellectually and who would challenge and stimulate him creatively. Moreover,Yoko was a woman who demanded to be treated equally and with respect. With rare insight, Cynthia draws parallels between Mimi and Yoko. That John saw aspects of both his mother (eccentricity) and Mimi (strong-will) in Yoko, is easy to believe. Yoko was, in many ways, more typical of the females John had been surrounded with during his formative years. In fact, the book leads one to wonder what John ever saw in the insipid, conventional Cynthia. And it is for this reason that I happen to think that his relationship with the first Mrs Lennon is far more surprising and in some ways, interesting, than his later partnership with Yoko Ono. Strangely, his relationship with Cynthia is one of the least investigated and/or addressed areas of Lennon's complex life. Dismissing Cynthia as the girl who got pregnant and trapped Lennon into an early marriage is all too facile. John had got other girls pregnant in his youth(a German barmaid)and pushed for an abortion. This was never suggested to Cyn, the moment she told him she was pregnant it was to be marriage and nothing else. Even John's sister remembers his Auntie Mimi telling him he did not have to do this but John was adamant, he wanted to marry Cyn because he 'loved' her. Moreover, he had been with Cyn for four years already by the time she got pregnant (albeit with a host of affairs on the side). He dated her despite Mimi's disapproval, despite snide remarks from friends(George thought she looked like a horse). Cynthia had been introduced to all his family and encouraged to live with Mimi while he was in Hamburg. And even when the Beatles went to New York, John broke the 'no wives or girlfriends' rule and insisted on bringing Cynthia along. Cynthia clearly catered to and for some need in John. Perhaps it was that Cynthia the limpet was a safe bet who would never leave him no matter how cruel and nasty he could be. Whatever it was, it is an area of Lennon's life that deserves further scrutiny, he liked having this very different (from him) woman around. Having said that, it is difficult to buy the premise of this book, ie that John Lennon was madly in love with Cynthia Powell. In fact, his behaviour towards Cynthia rather proves he was not, at least, not really. So, why did he want and need her enough to stay with her for ten years - about the same length of time he spent with Yoko, if you subtract the 'lost weekend' from the Ono/Lennon years. This issue has never been properly addressed by biographers, possibly because it is so surprising and perplexing. And Cynthia Lennon herself does not have the facility or objectivity to analyze the matter so the answer does not lie between the pages of 'John'.

Sadly for Cynthia, she never got over her Lennon obsession and it is her greatest tragedy that the man who consumed her as a young woman is now an icon and she has no hope of ever breaking free/forgetting him - indeed she makes her living from books and interviews about him and who can blame her as John Lennon ruined her life in so many other ways, he owes her this financial opportunity, at least.

One feels sorry for Julian, who wrote the slightly bitter forward, as he did not ask to be born into this dysfunction and his father was undeniably lacking in parental skills.

Still, Julian has had material compensations that he would not have had had John never made it big. If the Beatles had failed and the Lennons had settled into life in Liverpool, sooner or later John would have legged it, leaving Cyn and Julian in a council house to fend for themselves. Julian should count his blessings that his father's fame at least has presented him with some compensations - even if he had to fight hard to get them from Yoko.
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on 6 August 2017
Cynthia just chronicles The Beatles' history without shedding any real light on her relationship with John. She mentions events, such as concert tours, going on holidays, and meeting famous people but there is no insight into her relationship with John. Readers already know the events, and she could have coloured their history with memories, but a lot of the time she just lists events and doesn't get into any detail. With the exception of one or two anecdotes, there is nothing here that Beatles fans wouldn't know already. Cynthia sounds like a passive/aggressive teenage girl who just got dumped.

An unfair picture of Yoko Ono is also given. Even if Ono had planned to lure John away from her, John was an adult and it was his choice. It is predictable that the jilted wife would paint such an unflattering portrait of the woman who married her ex-husband, but it borders on petty bitterness, and the delight she takes in mocking her (or hearing others mock her) is quite tasteless. The book obviously intends to generate sympathy for her, but as I read this I got the impression that she felt entitled to being a much bigger part of John's after the divorce, and not just because of their son.
Cynthia mentions John was not loving towards her near the divorce, but maybe there was a reason for that? Cynthia never understood John's reasons for doing anything and she can't ever explain, and this is why I never felt any sympathy for her because it is all history without detail. She recounts events, and her feelings but never tries to tell people what John's given reasons were for things. She tells readers that John confessed to affairs, but never reveals why John felt he needed to be unfaithful to her. He must have given her reasons because she must have asked at the time. After the divorce, Cynthia mentions several times how a lot of people were sympathetic to her, and how some of the people in the Beatles' inner circle also blamed Ono, as if to show that everyone thought she had been wronged and agreed with her moral position after the divorce.

This whole book seems to be about Cynthia's bitterness about her being absent from John's later life, and how the divorce made it impossible for her to benefit from John's legacy, which, she seems to think she has a right. As an ex-wife, legally she is not a beneficiary or spokesperson for John, and she feels so bitter about being excluded from his life and legacy following the divorce. However, it stands to reason that she couldn't have expected John to have included her in his life to any great extent after that. Most divorced people move on, but for her it was humiliating, and it seems while John was alive she still felt she should be as important as she was to him while they were married . In Hunter Davies' collection of John Lennon's letters, John implied that Cynthia had been trying to stop Julian contacting her. In one letter, he even alleged that during his brief separation from Yoko Ono, Cynthia asked John to remarry her and have another child with her when she visited him with Julian. John also said that Cynthia had tried to stop Julian from seeing her when he got back together with Ono. Since there is no proof of anything from either side, it is hard to accept any account of their history as the truth. A lot of people have judged John on this account alone, having seen the various reviews of this book, but this is a one-sided story. John would have provided his reasons but he did not get a chance. Had he lived, I am sure he would have addressed the criticisms. This book can never be the last word on Cynthia and John's marriage and relationship. All those people who say their opinion of John has been lowered by reading this have clearly accepted Cynthia's story and her reasoning of John's behaviour as the truth, but things may not have been the way she has presented, but John outgrew her, and there is no reason he should have stayed with her if he was unhappy, which he clearly was. When he married her, he was a teenager and like most people of his age, looks were more important than anything else. He changed over time, and and he realised she wasn't the one for him. Many Bealtes books recount how John mainly married Cynthia because she got pregnant because that was what many people did in that period, but as he grew up, he wanted someone who challenged him intellectually, someone who he could share his madness with, and Cynthia doesn't seem to get that.
As for Julian, it is hardly surprising that his life with John was disrupted after the marriage. When one parent gets custody of a child, things are never the same, and obviously it does severely affect the relationship. Maybe Julian did deserve to have more time with his father, but divorce is hard on all children who see their parent's split up, so why did Cynthia expect it to be plain sailing?
Life is unfair and cruel, and bad things could happen to anyone. It seems Cynthia felt that John should have stayed with her for the sake of Julian but no one should stay in a happy marriage. Things were far from perfect even when John and Cynthia were married because John hardly had time for Julian even then. In later life John admitted his faults as a father and he said that Sena was a planned child - he was prepared for fatherhood and the responsibility that came with it. With Julian, he was not prepared, and being so busy with Beatles stuff, there was no hope for him to have had time for him. Obviously that meant they were never close, and Julian always saw him as an outsider too for this reason, and Cynthia doesn't touch upon that.

I feel this book is a huge whinge-fest, and character assassination of a talented but flawed man who was showing a lot of positive change in the years before he was murdered. Just because Cynthia was once his wife doesn't mean people have to accept this account as being a true reflection of John because it was written by someone who was rejected by him.

Cynthia passed away recently, and a lot of people feel she had a tragic life, which is far from true. She exploited the Lennon name as much as was legally possible, and was always bitter about not being able gain more from her association with John. She accepted the dovoc settlement and the financial arrangements made for Julian before John died. She was well-spoken and articulate, and had a wholesome image but look into her history, especially after the divorce and also after John's death, she made a lot of effort to make claims to John's legacy and was always complaining. She criticises Yoko Ono a lot in this book, but she exploited John's name and memory for money too, and there was nothing inherently better about her.

In all, I don't recommend this book.
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on 9 January 2017
Cynthia seems to be under the delusion that their marriage wouldn't have broken up if it wasnt for Yoko. The reality is that if it wasnt for Yoko, it would have been somebody else. John had never been faithful to Cynthia and the truth is that their marriage was over years before Yoko appeared on the scene. John was having full blown love affairs with women including Ronnie Spector,Maureen Cleeve and Alma Cogan. The marriage was a one sided affair for a lot longer than Cynthia would care to admit.

I was upset while reading this book. John Lennon was a cruel and selfish and disturbed individual . Casting his wife and son into the wilderness alone, to fend off sycophants and predators ,while he and the equally cruel and disturbed Yoko Ono embark on a life high on self indulgence and complete disregard for their responsibilities. Yoko was extremely jealous and felt threatened by Julian and the woman who bore him. Knowing that Cynthia will be forever bonded with John via Julian terrified her. Yoko ensured that John had as little contact as possible with Julian. When Julian did visit the Dakota, Yoko instructed staff not to make Julian feel special in any way and not to give him any gifts. Julian could not even phone his father and get past Yoko with the exception of the odd occasion. John did not argue with Yoko as he had little interest in his eldest son anyway. Julian was all but excluded from his father life. Even after John's death he was not included. He was denied the inheritance John wanted him to receive and only allowed him to take minimal possessions of no sentimental value. John himself is to blame for not taking care of his affairs and securing Julians inheritance. As well as being jealous of his actual relationship with John, Yoko was extremely jealous of the public perception of his relationship with John. She was afraid of the public perception of Cynthia and her relationship with Young John and the Beatles and her popularity amongst fans in contrast with Yoko.

Yoko Ono was a wicked,scheming, conniving and manipulative witch who did not love John. She controlled and exploited him for money and fame. John lived a miserable life and spent the last five years in a drug addled and depressed state lying in bed staring up at the ceiling. Yoko on the other hand was a heroin addict who spent little time with John. Neither John or Yoko spent much time parenting Sean. John's "househusband years" were spent snorting coke instead of the official story of baking bread and changing nappies. The nanny was Seans primary care giver.

John Lennon emerged in 1980 gaunt,thin and resembling a strange bird. His nose had collapsed and drooped due to massive cocaine abuse.

A few days after John's death, Yoko moved her young lover Sam Havatoy in to the Dakota and dressed him in John's clothes and glasses. Without regard for decency or respect, she immeadiately stepped out in public with her toyboy dressed as John, in full view of friends and fans.
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on 16 July 2010
I actually purchased this book for my dad as he is a huge Beatles fan and also interested in the band members as individuals and solo artists. So, he reported back that he had thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it to be one of the more 'real' or close to truth books on the market about Lennon and his life with Cynthia and the Beatles.

So, just recently I decided to read this also being a Beatles fan, and also being a little curious about Johns life. In truth I was actually a bit unsure what to expect, mainly because I didn't know how much potential bitterness or resentment may come through from Cynthia after having been treated so appaulingly from John, and also Yoko later on. However, I was pleasantly surprised!

This book starts at the end, with Johns death. It then moves quite swiftly and smoothly into the beginnings of Cynthia's teenage years and her time leading up to meeting, and then having a relationship with John.

I found this an easy read and not at all bitter on Cynthia's part, although you can still sense the pain that she went through and the love she always had for John right until the end. This is actually a very insightful, and on occasion, quite a shocking look into John's true character by one of the few people I think really new him. Cynthia.

I read this book in 2 days, which is really quite something for me as I am quite a slow reader and in truth was always more of a Harrison fan. But this book was captivating, I think because this was about a real person, not just an icon or a slightly eccentric Rock genius, but a real, and quite damaged man.

On occasion I actually felt like saying, how could you have let him get away with so much?! In parts it certainly came across that he knew Cynthia would put up with an awful lot from him, so he played on that. Which made me quite convinved that he actually saw a lot of his own mother in Cynthia and Aunt Mimi in Yoko, quite a sad and toxic mix for an already emotionally scarred man.

I would recommend this book for any Lennon fan, either for the man, his music, or both. This book personally gave me a real sense of truth without there being any 'poor hard done by' Cynthia references seeping through.
I think this book is a great read that may just pull at your heart strings, like it did mine.

All In all Cynthia is a survivor who has done a great job at keeping her dignity intact, despite the many dissapointments and embarassments she endured over the years. What she has offered us here is a real insight into the life she shared with John with it's many ups and downs. Along with a better picture of the tortured genius, known as John Lennon.
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on 13 September 2013
I've been a fan of the Beatles' music since Love Me Do. I'm way past the stage of thinking them wonderful human beings, but they are/were tremendously charismatic. I don't really have any time for people who take a John or Paul stance....take away any of the four & you lose the balance.

I was torn between anything for 2 & 5 stars for this, but gave it 5 stars because I thought you had to look through the eyes of someone who was coming to the subject with little prior knowledge. To be honest, apart from one or two small details, which don't affect the whole, there was nothing I hadn't known before. You also can't say the writing is great (tho equally it's not awful). The basic thing is that John was a swine in his marriage & he & Yoko hardly lived up to their peace & love image in their private lives (it wasn't just here....they were at their worst too, with young staff at Apple when promoting their Give Peace A Chance campaign). On the other hand, Cynthia & Julian are people you'd love as friends.

What did come through to me, & what I was surprised by, is that Cynthia still seems blinded. She maintains John wrote All My Loving for her. If a song ever screamed McCartney, it's this one. This was the only Beatles track in the early days that your parents liked. Does she still really believe this ? I'd like to ask her....I did feel irritated when I read it, as though I'd like to shake her. I think John dreamed he'd like the family life she offered, just as Paul thought he'd like to have a way of life like Jane Asher's family, but, in the end, there was something missing in both matches & that came to a head when Lennon & McCartney could no longer supply one another with that. Cynthia thinks drugs changed John & led to the downfall of the marriage. Paul has said that he realised they'd have big problems when John moved to Weybridge in the mid 60s & Cynthia confided in Paul that she was going to try & get him to join the golf club. The drugs came because of John's desire to experiment & try to find a way out of a life where he felt like a round peg in a square hole (though this doesn't excuse his cowardly & abusive behaviour). Whether the relationship with Yoko would have lasted the long term is another matter.

Even if you've never had any interest in the Beatles, you should read this book for a terrific portrait of an abusive relationship.

So St John never existed (like a lot of people who have public images as "do gooders"). But he had amazing talent & you can't help liking (most) of his public side. Sad but true. So what do you do....throw all your Beatle music away ?. No, in the end, all you can do with your entertainers or artists is enjoy their work but realise that what you like about the sides of their personalities they promote in public says more about you than it does about them. Of course it matters if, for example, a politician has & lives out the values he claims he has. But it's more important that we are attracted by those people
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on 13 June 2017
Its OK - I think Cynthia Lennon had a lot to put up with which was already obvious to most of us aware of the whole story . But theres really nothing new in the revelations she made in this book - I hope she made some money from it .
I am sure she and Julian could never reproduce the millionaire lifestyle in stockbroker Surrey that was forfeited when Yoko Ono came along but not having "any money and just scraping by" - well, thats like millions of other kids growing up in the 70's and 80's and they still had a lot more than we did growing up so , not having anything , is only relative in context to what Cynthia had got used to as the wife of a Beatle .
Saddest of all for me, particularly as John himself had been robbed of both of his parents at a very young age , was his almost disregard of son Julian after John met Yoko Ono and the fact that John left nothing at all in his will for Julian . I think this was eventually sorted out the Julian claimed from John's estate but it doesn't replace the loss of John as a father .

Yoko Ono wouldn't be my first choice of stepmother - and I feel sure she set out to trap and capture John Lennon , not caring who she destroyed in the process - I find her controlling and unlikeable but I can see how John needed a Mimi replacement to manage his fragile and rapidly unravelling life .
I like to think that had John lived , he would have found out that he didn't really need her .
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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 27 January 2014
This book could just as accurately be titled 'Cynthia' as it is the autobiography of John Lennon's first wife. But that wouldn't have sold so well, and, to be realistic, the reason people will buy this book is for the insights it gives to John Lennon and his life.

The book is an easy read: a detailed account of Cynthia and John's early life, how they came to be married and the early tensions caused when their relationship had to be kept secret so as not to disappoint the fans. I gained the impression that it was such an awful start to their married life that forming a permanent bond must have been well-nigh impossible.

There are useful insights into the phenomenon that became Beatlemania. Cynthia shared in the joy of their success and was clearly proud of her husband's achievements, even though the constant attention curtailed their freedom to move about. But then came anguish as their marriage spiralled downwards. Cynthia attributes the start of the decline to Lennon's drug-taking, especially the LSD. Then, of course, he met Yoko Ono.

To see the story told from the perspective of a devoted first wife is both interesting and immensely sad. Cynthia was dealt an impossible hand to play. Just how hard it was comes out in this book.

On the cover notes Cynthia writes about the price she paid for having been John's wife. I think that is an accurate description of the theme of this book, and a justified one. She was wrestling not only with the difficulties of having her famous husband leave her, but also the responsibilities of having to bring up their son, Julian. He appears to have been the focus of many of her decisions. OK, we are reading one person's view, but it is a view that to me seems credible, accurate and in accord with the other histories I have read of the Beatles.

It's not a major literary work. neither is it simply a book of praise to the Beatles, neither is it a whinge about how badly life treated her. It's a subjective but believable account of a very difficult life and it makes interesting reading not just for Beatles' fans but also at a personal level. Well worth four stars.
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on 8 July 2015
This seems to be the message of this book.

There is nothing new in knowing that some music star or some movie star has a flawed or addicted personal life. Much on the contrary: this seems to be the norm. Check Robert Downey Jr., for example: even with drug arrests, he is is the star of Iron Man and more respected than ever as an actor. Go figure... These are different professions, differente people, different standards...

This book by Cynthia Lennon surprised me. It is well written, it's not vindicative, it's not full of cheap gossip or free attacks at people (except one or two at that awful, ambitious, manipulating, mischievous, extremely ugly, no-talent Japanese "artist" called... sorry, I could not resist).

LSD changed Lennon's mind and the aforementioned Japanese "artist" got on the wagon at the right time, ready do explore her "tactical advantage": she was willing to do drugs also! Big surprise! But on question cannnot be forgotten: John stayed with her until the time of his death, Could she manipualte him with drugs for so many time?

Cynthia Lennon was a product of her time and place: a woman educated to provide comfort for her husband and children. When she marries John and, some time later, the money begins to flood in, she happily gives up any dream of a profession of her own and lives a life going shopping, going to the most expensive stores around, going to all night parties, premieres and pubs and restaurants in London, (propably leaving the young Julian with her grandmother) and loving to do it. What could she expect? That this woul end happily? It seldom does. If it was not the Japanese "artist", it would happen with another woman (after all, one must remember that Ringo, Paul and George all got divorced).

A fine book, if you're a Beatles or John admirer.
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on 15 October 2015
Being born in the 50s, this book brought back some fabulous memories and took me right back to those heady days of the early 60s and Beatlemania.

A personal and touching insight into John's life that showed the man behind the persona and detailed his early childhood which shaped the man he would become. Nobody realised how enormous the Beatles were going to be, and how the lives of them all, including Cynthia would change so dramatically. The book charts the lives of Cynthia and John from when they met as teenagers at art college, to John's shocking assassination in New York in 1980. It shows the struggle John had coping with the stresses that fame brings and the difficulties of fatherhood which was denied to him in his own early childhood. How drugs played such an important part in his life and the devastating effect they had on his home life and in destroying his marriage to Cynthia whom he had adored. Then onto the sometimes odd and bizarre life he shared with Yoko Ono and the effect of this new life on his son Julian who so desperately wanted attention from his father.

I loved this book, I felt as though I was on the roller coaster ride with them all. I laughed and I cried and I felt Cynthia's pain. She never stopped loving her John, and I wonder if perhaps he still loved her too. I hope so!
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