The woman who was John Lennon's wife in the years when the Beatles rose from obscurity to the heights of Beatlemania tells for the first time the full, unexpurgated story of her life with John. Includes a foreword by Julian Lennon, son of Cynthia and John.
As John Lennon's first wife, Cynthia Lennon was one of the closest witnesses of events that have since passed into cultural legend. The ultimate insider for 10 of the most crucial Beatles years, she has hundreds of stories about him and their life together. With sensitivity and candor, Cynthia offers an unprecedented portrait of a man whose flaws were as deep as his genius.
"The time has come when I feel ready to tell the truth about John and me, our years together, and the years since his death. There is so much that I have never said, so many incidents I have never spoken of, and so many feelings I have never expressed-great love on the one hand, pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what happened between us, why we stayed together, why we parted, and the price I paid for having been John's wife. I want to tell the story of the real John-the infuriating, loveable, sometimes cruel, funny, talented, and needy man who made such an impact on the world." --Cynthia Lennon
CYNTHIA LENNON now lives in Spain.
There's not much new here, truth be told, but it's Cynthia Lennon's eyewitness testimony that vividly captures the time and place and the characters…Cynthia's depiction of those early Beatles dayswhen the boys were the closest of friends, loyally supporting each other and sharing the adventure of becoming famousis fresh and all the more poignant because we know that eventually the friendship imploded as the Beatles fell out and fell apart. Her portrait of John is loving but candid.