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Postcards from the Boys

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  645 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews
Whenever John, Paul, or George went on a trip, they would send Ringo a postcard. Now, for the first time, Ringo Starr is opening his private archive to share this delightful and very intimate correspondence. Whether it's John advising Ringo to record a "great & simple" song like Blondie's Heart of Glass, Paul and Jane Asher dropping a note from Rishikesh to report on t ...more
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published September 2nd 2004 by Chronicle Books
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Aug 30, 2007 Frederick rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Beatles Fans
Shelves: beatles, ringo
This, literally, is a collection of postcards sent by either John Lennon, Paul McCartney or George Harrison to their bandmate Ringo Starr, before, during after the breakup of the Beatles.
The first printing of this was for charity and priced accordingly: It was very expensive.
In its present form it's priced at about what most hardcovers are priced at.
It's a relatively short book, but as coffee table books go, it's average length.
The real reason to have this is to get a sense of the genuine bond b
Dec 09, 2008 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beatles
Postcards between Beatles. What a way to combine two of my favorite subjects!
Aug 21, 2008 Thomas rated it it was amazing
This charming and predictably offbeat memoir from the most approachable and seemingly unaffected of the Fab 4 centers on the pre-internet, pre e-mail era (not THAT long ago!) where people actually wrote things down on what were known as "postcards" and mailed them to each other...quaint, huh?
This is a must-read for any Beatle-phobe. Spanning the entire time-continuum from pre-Beatlemania, to the dizzying heights thereof, as well as the years post-breakup, Ringo proves to be a bit of a pack-rat w
Sep 18, 2013 Gerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a wide variety of postcards John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison sent to Ringo Starr; they range from naked Hawaiian beauties to cats playing with balls and a snapshot of Campbeltown's High Street with plenty of other equally unusual subjects inbetween.

The messages thereon are also varied, mostly amusing and many with drawings. Ringo describes each one and tells of what he was doing at the time of their arrival, much of which is interesting and often makes for amusing reading as
What a lovely idea to publish a book with an assortment of postcards Ringo Starr received from the other three Beatles! There are innumerable books about this band but nothing is as personal as a written letter - or in this case a postcard. So if you want to get to know them better you must read this "book". Although John, George and Paul wrote only few words on most of them you can read a lot between them. Moreover it's interesting and amusing which motifs and shots they had picked. So are Star ...more
Aug 15, 2011 Asm rated it really liked it
The postcards in this book are such a neat look into the Beatles' history and their relationships with one another that extended far beyond the breakup of the band. The only slight complaint that I have is that Ringo's commentary/captions occasionally seem kind of off in left field with regard to the postcard they accompany... Overall, though, a fun book to check out if you're a Beatles fan
Jan 19, 2012 Nicolas rated it liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
I have a real soft spot for Ringo Starr. He so good-natured and pleasant. This is a great collection of personal notes and postcards sent to Ringo from his fellow Beatles. It was really fun to get an inside look at their friendship. Definitely worth the read.
Kelley York
Dec 25, 2011 Kelley York rated it really liked it
Shelves: beatles, own-print
Sweet and fun. Wish there had been more to it, maybe more explanations or fun stories, but what was offered was awesome and a good insight to under-rated Ringo's thoughts on the band and his friends.
Angela Joyce
Mar 17, 2009 Angela Joyce rated it really liked it
Shelves: fun
Ringo has such a sweetness about him! And John sure liked to send naughty postcards!
Steve Cann
Jan 13, 2014 Steve Cann rated it really liked it
Being a die-hard Beatles' fan, it was lovely to receive this book as a surprise Christmas prezzie from my son.
It's a great book by Ringo, based on a very simple idea - he shares some of the postcards he received from his fellow-Beatles during the late 60s & beyond (apparently he's always loved receiving postcards, but has never been so good at sending them himself!

Each double-page reproduces the front of back of each card, along with Ringo's comments on what memories they evoke for him from
Dec 15, 2012 Donna rated it it was amazing
It was a wonderful tiny peak into the personal world of Ringo, George, John and Paul. The doodles, the in-jokes and Ringo's comments and thoughts. And as the back of the book states, "....proof that through all and everything the Boys remained friends, even if they couldn't go on being The Beatles." A Beatle fan would appreciate this book!
Clark Hallman
Sep 06, 2012 Clark Hallman rated it it was amazing
In Postcards from the Boys, Ringo presents 51 postcards that were sent to him by John, Paul and George from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Both the front and back of each card is shown along with all personal messages and drawings that were on them. I found the memories that Ringo added with each card to be the most interesting part of this book. I enjoyed it very much.
Garrett Cash
Fun bit of Beatles related fluff from good ol' Ringo. You get to see many postcards the fab three sent Ringo over the years starting from 1966 when they would take holidays. The cards range from illuminating to completely silly. It's not a bad way to spend fifteen minutes as a hardcore Beatles fan.
Simon Sweetman
Nov 04, 2016 Simon Sweetman rated it it was amazing
Not much to "read" and it's sad/clear that Ringo doesn't remember a lot - but there's some neat wee things here, some cool drawings and some interesting sentiment. And some of the wee vignettes are rather lovely or at least interesting. Any Beatle nut could (and will) do worse I guess...
Apr 13, 2013 Lynn rated it it was amazing
Not as enlightening as THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS, but enjoyable on a less scholarly level. A collection of postcards that the other Beatles sent to Ringo, with his comments about them. Indispensable for Beatles fans, much less so for anyone else.
Dec 27, 2010 Peacegal rated it it was ok
This is a sweet but dull coffee table book featuring Ringo’s personal collection of postcards sent by his fellow Beatles. I’m surprised so many made it through the mail, and were not snatched up as souvenirs by postal service employees.
Dec 13, 2014 Sue rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, great he still has all those postcards and has shared them with us.
Paul Smith
May 20, 2014 Paul Smith rated it it was amazing
The Beatles missed each other when they were apart and sent postcards to cheer themselves up. Normal postcards, real names, actual addresses. Here they are in a book. It's a lovely thing.
Feb 19, 2014 Gina rated it liked it
It's a fun coffee table book.
Aug 15, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing
I only wish the book was longer! Very enjoyable to look at, and read these cards.
Nick Van
Nov 22, 2015 Nick Van rated it it was amazing
The boys being all friendly and chatty, and Ringo being that right back. Some lovely little stories. You need more? You don't need more. It's a delight.
Mar 06, 2013 Svetlana rated it liked it
I liked the postcards but the descriptions of the sounded out of place unless you knew what was happening at that time.
Feb 18, 2011 Rosie rated it really liked it
It was really fun to see the actual postcards sent between The Beatles. I loved the drawings :) And,Ringo Starr's commentary was very entertaining.
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Richard Starkey, MBE, better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. He was the oldest member of the band, and the last to join the "Fab Four" line up. He now enjoys a successful solo career.
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