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The Private John Lennon by Julia Baird
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Nov 29, 2011

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Read in March, 2010

Julia (John's sister) pouring her heart out. Its more about her childhood, growing up and the crazy-dysfunctional Stanley clan than anything, but definitely worth it.

There are plenty of happy childhood memories at start! Their loving mother Julia, time spent with John, warm memories of Cynthia and... plenty of heartbreaking drama. Waaaaay too much drama for one person to have at such a young age: her mother's death, nobody telling them of it for weeks, her & her sister getting removed from their father by court order & being sent to an auntie who clearly didn't want them, then death of her father some years later... it just goes on and on

No Beatles~related book is complete w/out at least a few pages of Yoko Ono of course. And once again, Yoko manages to come thru in just 2 pages as teh MOST Heartless Woman on The Planet.

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