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“In His Own Write features the same sort of surreal turns of phrase that insinuated themselves into late-period Beatles classics such as ‘Come Together’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Worth the attention of anyone who fears for the impoverishment of the English language and the British imagination.”
—The Times Literary Supplement
“[Features] a wit and love of words that recall[s] Joyce and fanciful drawings some compare to Thurber.”
—Hartford Courant (Connecticut)
“A quirky, funny collection of stories, poems and drawings.”
—The New York Times
“Lunatic humor. . . Zany, offbeat, and illustrated by his grotesque and spidery pen. It jolts the reader into gusts of laughter.”
“Fascinating. . . It goes down like pure whimsy and then back-kicks like a sick mule.”
—The Sunday Times
“Lennon's marvelously clever In His Own Write was the surprise literary sensation of 1964....you get Lennon's biting humor and brilliant puns: Lewis Carroll as rock star.”
Best known as singer-songwriter for the legendary Beatles, John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. In 1969, Lennon married Yoko Ono and the two formed the Plastic Ono Band. Lennon was killed by a deranged fan outside his apartment building in New York on December 8, 1980.
I always had considered John my favorite Beatle. Was 26 when he was tragically assassinated. Had grown up with The Beatles but had never read this. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Gary
The original copy I bought when this book was published (back in the day) had been stolen from my bookshelf by one of my brother's ex-wives so, as you may imagine, I was thrilled... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marilyn
John Lennon as a Beatle wrote a lot of cutesy pop tunes that topped the charts. As a solo act, he got a little deeper. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kit Disney Ballantyne
Totally original prose and penmanship all his own with humour oh so rare. Here is John Lennon where his friends knew him when and where before the fame and after as his artwork... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Lorraine Tauson
This is the most frivolous and meandering collection of insipid pulp that I have ever read. The author's incompetence is surpassed only by his ability to bore with phonetic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by temon00
My sister had a first edition of this book back in the sixties, but it got lost. We still quote from it after all of these years. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bob Reavis