- Hardcover: 80 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Classic edition (October 10, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0684868075
- ISBN-13: 978-0684868073
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 164 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #321,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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In His Own Write Hardcover – Special Edition, October 10, 2000
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"Bewitching." --"USA Today" "Fascinating. . . It goes down like pure whimsy and then back-kicks like a sick mule." --"The Sunday Times" "Worth the attention of anyone who fears for the impoverishment of the English language and the British imagination." --"The Times Literary Supplement" "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." --"The Guardian" "[Features] a wit and love of words that recall[s] Joyce and fanciful drawings some compare to Thurber." --"Hartford Courant" (Connecticut) ""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" "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." --"Tampa Tribune"
About the Author
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.
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Lennon was an interesting character. In press meetings and in the Beatle films one will see how he likes to joke about making people laugh. We also know the deeper side of Lennon...the one the shows in his songs "Help!", "Isolation", "Mother", and others. The man has been through a lot and copes with it through humor.
During the time he wrote "In His Own Write" in 1964 he was thrust into the heat of Beatlemania and world fame. Along with that came a huge weight on his shoulders. His books and his music were ways to release some of that weight and provide a little enjoyment for the people around him.
This book is made to be funny and hard to get. It is Lennon's own mind game. Meant to make you think, come to your own conclusions and to have some fun. If you take it any other way then you miss the point of what he was doing. It is a great book of laughs and interesting drawings from John Lennon. Buy it, borrow it, give it a looksi do.
He wasn't a genius but he was a very, very talented man.
Well worth reading, even essential, for Beatles fans, Lennon fans and those who feel (like myself) a desire to return to a simpler time. Put on some Beatles music and enjoy the read!!