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Nowhere Man – An Interview with Author Robert Rosen About the Last Years of John Lennon
by Adam Scull
By all appearances, John Lennon was working on a tell-all memoir in the final years of his life. Every day, he poured into diaries his raw thoughts and feelings—about his jealous rivalry with Paul McCartney, his tumultuous marriage to Yoko Ono, his love for his sons, Julian and Sean, his hatred of the music business, his escape into programmed dreams; his acerbic opinions of England and America.
Robert Rosen was one of the few to have read those diaries, and based on decades of research, Nowhere Man takes you through Lennon’s consciousness.
Written by one of the few people to have read those diaries and based on decades of research, Nowhere Man takes you through Lennon’s consciousness. Covering a range of topics close to John’s heart, from Abbey Road to the zodiac, the book offers vivid insights into his extraordinary life. It examines his passion for money, forceful rejection of a Beatles reunion, drug use, forays into the occult, brief acceptance of Jesus, and solitary struggle in the Dakota to create a meaningful life in the glaring spotlight of fame. A portrait of an artist in turmoil striving to reconnect with his muse—which culminates with the release of Double Fantasy, his final album—
Nowhere Man is an unforgettable look at Lennon’s last years and the tragic fate of a beloved cultural icon whose transcendent music changed the world.