The Lives of John Lennon

The Lives of John Lennon
The Lives of John Lennon

The Lives of John Lennon

By Albert Goldman


720 Pages, 6 x 9 1/2

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $25.95)

ISBN 9781556523991

Rights: US & CA

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2001)

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Genius, rebel, masochist, saint...the book reveals the whole truth behind the legend
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.


"Compulsively readable." —Time

"This book remains superior to anything written about Lennon in some 500 books on the Beatles." —Victor Bockris, author, Keith Richards and Warhol

"An altogether worthwhile experience for those who admire either the man or his music." —Dayton Daily News

Author Biography

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