The Lives of John Lennon
by Albert Goldman
William Morrow and Company, INC., 1988, b/w photographic plates, decorated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0688047211
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, back end-paper weakening from spine, text block tight in binding
'In this definitive biography, the product of six years' work and twelve hundred interviews conducted all around the world, Albert Goldman takes us deep inside John Lennon's carefully guarded world, enabling us to witness intimately every significant episode in a life of labyrinthine complexity. What emerges is a startling and revolutionary portrait. The man of peace proves to be a man of uncontrollable violence. The man of madcap humor and unfailing wit turns out to be a taciturn melancholic. The strong and aggressive character conceals a weak and passive personality. The proud king of rock 'n' roll has so poor an opinion of himself that he is ready to offer his life to the most insistent bidder. The supreme symbol of youthful vitality is more than half in love with death.'