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John Lennon: One Day At A Time: A Personal Biography Of The Seventies (An Evergreen Book) Hardcover – 1976
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Anthony Fawcett was born in 1948 in England and studied Fine Art at Oxford. He started writing as an art critic. He lives in New York and wrote this book in 1976. Fawcett worked full time with John and Yoko running their office, organizing their daily schedule, and cataloging their writings and films (`Introduction'). Lennon had a complex and varying character (pp.10-11).
`Part One - The Man' tells how his life when he met John Lennon. It tells about "The Acorn Event", a project called "art". [Do these "art projects" raise a question about judgment?] The "avant-garde set" sounds like a collection of wealthy wastrels (p.28). "Bizarre events" (p.29). "Lollypop Art" (p.38)? Was Lennon's arrest for drugs caused by planted evidence (p.39)? Did the "Two Virgins" album show mental problems (p.40)? "Demented freaks" (p.41)? "I was stoned all the time" (p.42). John was "dropping acid almost constantly" (p.43). Did the events in "The Peace Politician" have any effect?
There were big problems in mismanagement at Apple (p.81). These money problems led to the end of the Beatles (p.89). "The Dream Is Over" tells about John's feelings. The Lennon's moved to New York in 1971 and lived in the West Village (p.119). But President Nixon personally ordered him kicked out of America (p.124). In 1976 John became a permanent resident of the US (p.149).
`Part Two - The Magic' tells about John as a musician, poet, and painter. The author is a fan of John Lennon. Others will not find it worth their time to read this book. It presents John as a deeply troubled individual, probably due to his use of drugs. Whiskey did the same job on other singers. In December 1980 a national monthly magazine printed an interview with John Lennon. They quoted him as going around Manhattan without a bodyguard. One reader knew this would make him an unprotected target, and acted on this news. Sic transit gloria mundi.