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Robert Rosen

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Robert Rosen is the author of "Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon," an international bestseller that's been translated into six languages. His latest book, "Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush," is a memoir about growing up in Brooklyn in the 1950s and 60s, surrounded by Auschwitz survivors and W.W. II vets. His investigative memoir, "Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography," received critical acclaim across the cultural spectrum, from Vanity Fair to academic journals to Adult Video News. Over the course of his career, he's edited pornographic magazines and an underground newspaper, written speeches for the Secretary of the Air Force, and was awarded a Hugo Boss poetry prize. Rosen's work has appeared in publications all ov ...more

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Victor Wong, a PhD candidate studying public policy at the University of Western Australia, is working on a thesis that he describes as an attempt to connect the policies of Bill Clinton and Barack Obama to the current state of Democratic politics. 


He contacted me because he'd read my John Lennon bio, Nowhere Man, and thought I might be able to answer some questions related to his thesis. I told

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“For the next 16 hours, fueled by coffee and amphetamines, I wrestled with John Lennon's scrawls and codes and symbols. As I transcribed his words, I said them out loud like an incantation, and I began to feel Lennon's energy flowing through me.”
Robert Rosen, Nowhere Man: Los últimos días de John Lennon

“Why did I become a professional pornographer? What can I say? I needed a job, a job was offered to me, and I took it.”
Robert Rosen, Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography

“Yeah, we all hated the Nazis, and if anybody didn't, he kept his fool mouth shut about it. Because if you lived in Flatbush, you were surrounded by Jews. And Jews, having paid the price in blood, now owned the Nazis outright, and we could do anything we wanted to them.”
Robert Rosen, Bobby in Naziland: A Tale of Flatbush

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