Private John Lennon: The Untold Story from His Sister

Private John Lennon: The Untold Story from His Sister

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by Julia Baird
     
 

In this moving memoir, John Lennon's sister Julia finally reveals the full extent of the pain and difficulties — as well as the happier times — of life inside John Lennon's family. Julia introduces readers to the various strong, self-willed women who surrounded John as he grew up and offers an insider's look at the cruel consequences of five-year-old John

Overview

In this moving memoir, John Lennon's sister Julia finally reveals the full extent of the pain and difficulties — as well as the happier times — of life inside John Lennon's family. Julia introduces readers to the various strong, self-willed women who surrounded John as he grew up and offers an insider's look at the cruel consequences of five-year-old John being taken from his mother's custody and put in the care of his aunt Mimi. Later, the author holds nothing back as she tells how she and then 17-year-old John confronted their mother's sudden and tragic death in an auto accident. Poignant, raw and beautifully written, The Private John Lennon casts new light on the source of his emotional fragility and musical genius. It is also one family's extraordinary story of the love they held for each other, their struggles with fame, and the terrible series of tragedies that culminated in John's murder.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781569756461
Publisher:
Ulysses Press
Publication date:
04/06/2008
Pages:
301
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Baird is John Lennon half sister. They have the same mother. They lived in the same house until John moved in with his aunt. After which Julia would see John regularily when he would come to visit his mother. After, their mothers tragic death, then continued a private, out-of-the-public-eye relationship until John's death.

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Private John Lennon: The Untold Story from His Sister 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is mostly about Julia's childhood and her mum, her sister and aunts. Half of the book is about John. The ending will surprise you. A great read and I would recommend it to any Beatles fan. Julia Baird is John's half sister. Delightfully written and I gained many insights to events that I never knew about.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Before reading Cynthia Lennon's "John," based on the life of her ex-husband and former Beatle, John Lennon, I never even knew that John even had a sister, or any siblings for that matter. After reading Cynthia's book, I came across Julia Baird's memoir, based on her life with her brother, John. When I first read it however, I was anything, but impressed. The beginning went by very slow, and sort of dragged on, to be quite honest. But, once you get into the book, you really can't put it down. I learned about John's early life, including his childhood, and his relationship with his mother, Julia and estranged father, Alfred. Baird really gets into detail about her family secrets, and even her own relationship with John. It's incredibly touching this book.