- Tapa blanda: 306 páginas
- Editor: Three Rivers Pr (1 de agosto de 2006)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0307338568
- ISBN-13: 978-0307338563
- Valoración media de los clientes: 1 opinión de cliente
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Lennon s eyewitness testimony vividly captures the time and place and the characters . . . her portrait of John is loving but candid. Washington Post
A welcome window into a period that s typically narrated at breakneck pace, [providing] a gentle reminder that John Lennon was a human being . . . before he was a piece of history. Detroit Free Press
[Cynthia Lennon s] portrait reveals an immensely talented and driven man who was capable of great passion, affection, and loyalty, but whose inability to handle confrontation and tendency toward flight from painful realities led him to abandon his family when the going got tough. Buffalo News"
"Lennon's eyewitness testimony vividly captures the time and place and the characters . . . her portrait of John is loving but candid." --Washington Post
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Now in paperback, the New York Times bestselling exposé of the real John Lennon
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 one hand; pain, torment, and humiliation on the other. Only I know what really happened between us, why we stayed together, why we parted, and the price I have paid for being Johns wife.From the Introduction
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I guess my one concern is that it might have too much detail related to the tiniest nuances of their relationship so that one might start to speed read here and there. At the same time, it's clear and valuable as a resource for understanding the times, and most important, written with obvious good intentions. Her references to Yoko are interesting as well, and lend support to the idea that Yoko was not a positive factor in either John's image, nor in his actual participation with their son Julian. In general what's most positive about the book is that Cynthia doesn't seem to inflate things unnecessarily at all, remaining humble in her overall relationship to personalities and events.
For someone so young to have endured so much, and scarcely enjoyed any of the vast riches and fame that came with being a BeaTles' wife, Cynthia has managed it all - good years & bad - better than anyone I know of.
Is there room to criticize her? To believe that much of what she says is sugar coated, and slanted in her favor? Perhaps. Then again, it is HER memoir. And, frankly, she amazingly has scarcely a harsh word for anyone. Preferring instead to simply call them as she sees them - and without any malice (or at least precious little).
One has to wonder what could have been had John stayed with Cynthia, and just what it was that Yoko had to possess him so. And perhaps Cynthia postulating about it all is as close as we'll ever really get. It seems to make sense on so many levels.
In any case, Ms. Lennon, you've done yourself proud. And even you admit to the many mistakes you made along the way. But your memoir speaks volumes: about yourself, John, Beatlemania, its aftermath, and the daily grind of it all through the decades.
Well done indeed!
John and Cynthia each had their issues, but I was pretty surprised to read how cruel John and Yoko were to his first wife Cynthia and their son Julian. I will have to keep John Lennon's memory in my love of his music only, as this was a real eye-opener as to how he treated his family and other people in general. While it could have been slanted with a bitter break-up, it doesn't read that way. I am surprised at how much Cynthia moved, changed careers and married so easily. She seemed to be constantly running to anything that would change her life. It never felt like she ever was comfortable with who she was and had great difficultly in establishing a really stable life for Julian. She seemed lost too, but in a very different way than John.
I do admit to being a Beatles fan, and was not a fan of Yoko Ono. I'm still not, after reading this book. The other Beatles had "long and winding roads" too, but I was pretty stunned at John's extensive drug abuse in New York (geez he beat the drug deportation by the U.S., take much for granted???), his abuse of people and the constant alienation with Julian.
You do wish Cynthia had more ability to stand up for what she believed in, but it always seemed to be about pleasing John, not upsetting John and trying to create a calm atmosphere for him outside of Beatlemania. In the end, those things clearly didn't matter to John - he just went off and did what he wanted.
It is still painful to walk by the Dakota and Strawberry Fields, but now I will appreciate the man's talent, the sorrow of a life lost too soon, but with perspective of how he lived his life.
I appreciate Cynthia's candor of her misjudgements as well as tell us what it was really like with John. It was also interesting to read her thoughts on the other Beatles, their partners and how their lives changed post-Beatles.
You can only wish Julian the best for the rest of his life after reading this book, and now losing his mother who loved him dearly.