Please join us as Robert Rosen discusses the new edition of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon: “A gripping read that no Lennon fan will be able to resist.” –The Times (London)
By all appearances, John Lennon was working on a tell-all memoir in the final years of his life. Every day he poured into diaries his raw thoughts and feelings-about his jealous rivalry with Paul McCartney; his tumultuous marriage to Yoko Ono; his love for his sons, Julian and Sean; his hatred of the music business; his escape into programmed dreams; his acerbic opinions of England and America.
Written by one of the few people to have read those diaries, and based on decades of research, Nowhere Man takes you on a journey through Lennon’s consciousness. Covering a range of topics close to John’s heart, from Abbey Road to the zodiac, the book offers vivid insights into his extraordinary life. It examines his passion for money, his forceful rejection of a Beatles reunion, his drug use, his forays into the occult, his brief acceptance of Jesus, and his solitary struggle in the Dakota to create a meaningful life in the glaring spotlight of fame. A portrait of an artist in turmoil striving to reconnect with his muse-which culminates with the release of Double Fantasy, his final album. Nowhere Man is an unforgettable look at Lennon’s last years and the tragic fate of a beloved cultural icon whose transcendent music changed the world.
ROBERT ROSEN is the author of A Brooklyn Memoir: My Life as a Boy, the investigative memoir Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, and the international bestseller Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon. His work has appeared in such publications as The Village Voice, Mother Jones, Soho Weekly News, The Independent, Uncut, and Proceso. He lives in New York City with his wife, singer-songwriter Mary Lyn Maiscott.
Copies of the author’s book will be available for purchase and signing at the event courtesy of Subterranean Books.