In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works

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AN OMNIBUS EDITION OF JOHN LENNON’ S WHIMSICAL POETRY, PROSE, AND DRAWINGS, REISSUED IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH.

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Overview

AN OMNIBUS EDITION OF JOHN LENNON’ S WHIMSICAL POETRY, PROSE, AND DRAWINGS, REISSUED IN CELEBRATION OF THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIS BIRTH.

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Editorial Reviews

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In His Own Write features the same sort of surreal turns of phrase that insinuated themselves into late-period Beatles classics such as ‘Come Together’ and ‘Strawberry Fields Forever.’”
San Francisco Chronicle

“Worth the attention of anyone who fears for the impoverishment of the English language and the British imagination.”
The Times Literary Supplement

“[Features] a wit and love of words that recall[s] Joyce and fanciful drawings some compare to Thurber.”
Hartford Courant (Connecticut)

“A quirky, funny collection of stories, poems and drawings.”
The New York Times

“Lunatic humor. . . Zany, offbeat, and illustrated by his grotesque and spidery pen. It jolts the reader into gusts of laughter.”
The Guardian

“Fascinating. . . It goes down like pure whimsy and then back-kicks like a sick mule.”
The Sunday Times

“Bewitching.”
USA Today

“Lennon's marvelously clever In His Own Write was the surprise literary sensation of 1964....you get Lennon's biting humor and brilliant puns: Lewis Carroll as rock star.”
Tampa Tribune

Library Journal - BookSmack!
To commemorate what should have been Lennon's 70th birthday, October 9, Simon & Schuster is reissuing this combination volume of his writings. Both Write and Spaniard were composed during his early Beatles days in the 1960s. Both feature short—a page or two at most—stories and poems reminiscent of Lewis Carroll's nonsensicalness. Typical Lennon, the pieces are simultaneously silly and bitter, but always fun. Both are illustrated with the author's original illustrations, and the book sports introductions by Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono. Lennon's popularity shines on, so pop for this, especially at this price. And happy birthday, John. Love to you. Mike Rogers, "Classic Returns," Booksmack! 10/7/10
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451611014
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 223,482
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Best known as singer-songwriter for the legendary Beatles, John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England. In 1969, Lennon married Yoko Ono and the two formed the Plastic Ono Band. Lennon was killed by a deranged fan outside his apartment building in New York on December 8, 1980.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Regular Johnny

    It made m laugh so hard that my sides hurt. Classic John Lennon

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    Try Reading it Out-Loud...

    This truely shows that you don't have to be serious all the time. John's witty misspellings make it very difficult (but hilarious, mind you) to attempt to read aloud and his pictures really fit the over all style and feel of the entire book. Both "A Spaniard in the Works," and "In his Own Write," give us a bit of insight into the mind of the Dream Weaver, not to mention that the short-story form of all of his pieces are easy to distinguish and discuss. Overall, an absolutely wonderful book, whether you like the Beatles or not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    This book was fantastic

    I really liked this book a great deal. It showcases very well John Lennon's wit and artisitc sense. It makes me wonder what he would have gone on to do in the art world had his life not been tragically cut short. For anyone who wants to know what Lennon was like, this is the place to start.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2012

    Kyle says.....

    John Lennon was pure genius that remains a force to this very second.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Yupperz

    Love it!!! I really am facinated with john. I sometimes wonder what 20 minutes with john would be like. And i jist get mind-boggled. But yeah, great book. If u wt some more of john there is a great book that o finoshed reading like 3 days ago, it's called "John Lennon and The Mercy Street Cafe" great book, it's made up but it makes u wonder.

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