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Old Nov 23, 2005, 07:34 PM   #1
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For my birthdayI recieved the book John that was written by cynthia that shows a glimpse of the man she loved . I was hooked and I could not put it down for about three days.It was an amzing book and it really showed how Yoko really did change the man we knew as the lovable John. I suggest this book to anyone who really wants to learn about the man we all loved and one of the most creative men in music
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Old Nov 23, 2005, 10:31 PM   #2
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Icky, you might also want to read the reviews of this book on www.amazon.com

I enjoyed her book as well. I think it is even better than A Twist of Lennon.
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Old Nov 24, 2005, 12:36 AM   #3
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Never ceases to amaze me how Lennon could have thrown her over for a woman who seemed the total opposite in looks,had a better Christian name and was not a blonde.
However I wonder why Cynthia Lennon had so many husbands herself-I think the current one is her FIFTH
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FCat, those comments bother me. John did NOT "throw Cynthia over..." they got divorced. The term "throwing somebody over" sounds very callous. Yoko and Cynthia's names have nothing to do with it..."a better Christian name" sounds very judgmental to me. As to why Cynthia has been married 4 times is her business and what she wants to share, she will. She is entitled to happiness and her privacy and I hope this current union is a happy one.
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Okay...moderator speaking here. Family Cat, the comments about Cynthia and Yoko were really kind of uncalled for, as BB pointed out. We don't tolerate bashing of any of the Beatles' wives or significant others here on the forums -- that goes for any of them. Please be mindful of the feelings of others when you post in future. It's okay to say that you don't like someone, but how it is said is the issue.

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I saw an interview with her on The View (I don't normally watch that show, just cause she was on it! ) It sounds like a really good book, I mean how can it not be? It was written by his first wife after all, the one that was there during the Beatlemania phase. It should be interesting to see what her thoughts of everything that was happening at that time were. Maybe I'll borrow it from the library sometime, since I'm low on funds.
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Cynthia gave an excellent interview on The View. I don't especially care for that show because I find Joy just too rude and abrasive. She's like sand paper rubbing on the skin and stinging nettles. I find I enjoy the other women on that show and it is a good show in spite of Joy.

Cynthia was quite polished, refined and very direct, all of which I respect. In 2001 I saw her and Julian on VH-1 giving an interview in a special called Beatle Wives. She gave what I thought was a really good interview and I felt she was honest, direct, candid and classy. I have respect for Cynthia.

(An interesting aside - Francie Schwartz who was NEVER a Beatle wife was included in that VH-1 special. I think if I were among those who were making decisions about who to include in Beatle Wives, I would have kept it to JUST Beatle Wives and not some groupie who tabled her life after having a short lived affair with a Beatle).
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Old Nov 29, 2005, 06:41 AM   #8
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I got that book some time ago and I enjoyed it very much! I certainly learned things i never knew before and it made me think of some things differently
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Does anybody know if Cynthia kept in touch with the other Fabs over the years? I think she knew George from a very young age--he was the little bratty kid always tagging along with John!
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Does anybody know if Cynthia kept in touch with the other Fabs over the years? I think she knew George from a very young age--he was the little bratty kid always tagging along with John!
There's a beautifull story in Cynthia's book where she recalls getting a letter from John in which he opens up about all his regrets and how he's been a "bastard" for keeping away from their son but he wants them to know he loves them both so very much. It's an emotional letter which John has to cut short as he's choking up while writing it. It gave Cynthia mixed feelings as he didn't really change afterwards but was clearly genuine in his sentiments.

Anyways, Cynthia sold the letter after she and John divorced and I don't know if she immediately regretted doing this or not but was thrilled when it was then resold, bought at auction, and then framed and presented to her and Julian. So to answer your question: Yes, she kept in touch with the others since the person who did this for her was......










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Old Nov 30, 2005, 12:37 PM   #11
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i absolutely LOVED that book! i was at the mall when i first saw it and immediatley had to buy it because i read the intro in the store and was hooked. i couldn't put it down for 2 days.
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Never ceases to amaze me how Lennon could have thrown her over for a woman who seemed the total opposite in looks,had a better Christian name and was not a blonde.
However I wonder why Cynthia Lennon had so many husbands herself-I think the current one is her FIFTH
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There's a beautifull story in Cynthia's book where she recalls getting a letter from John in which he opens up about all his regrets and how he's been a "bastard" for keeping away from their son but he wants them to know he loves them both so very much. It's an emotional letter which John has to cut short as he's choking up while writing it. It gave Cynthia mixed feelings as he didn't really change afterwards but was clearly genuine in his sentiments.

Anyways, Cynthia sold the letter after she and John divorced and I don't know if she immediately regretted doing this or not but was thrilled when it was then resold, bought at auction, and then framed and presented to her and Julian. So to answer your question: Yes, she kept in touch with the others since the person who did this for her was......










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What a lovely thing to do. Was this in recent years, or at least after John's death?
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I also enjoyed the book and found it an easy read but I think I said before - on the members pics page where I posted the piccy of Cynthia signing the book for me YAY (what name dropper I am!!!) - that I didn't really learn anything too much, well of course a few things but no HUGE revalations. But nice work indeed, a good read.
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I bought this for a friend of mine for Christmas and (shhhh, she's not a member here), I might read it surreptitiously before I wrap it. But no coffee, Diet Coke or red wine near it, can't let her think I'm re-gifting...
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I bought this for a friend of mine for Christmas and (shhhh, she's not a member here), I might read it surreptitiously before I wrap it. But no coffee, Diet Coke or red wine near it, can't let her think I'm re-gifting...
LOL, don't worry I do that too.
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There's a beautifull story in Cynthia's book where she recalls getting a letter from John in which he opens up about all his regrets and how he's been a "bastard" for keeping away from their son but he wants them to know he loves them both so very much. It's an emotional letter which John has to cut short as he's choking up while writing it. It gave Cynthia mixed feelings as he didn't really change afterwards but was clearly genuine in his sentiments.

Anyways, Cynthia sold the letter after she and John divorced and I don't know if she immediately regretted doing this or not but was thrilled when it was then resold, bought at auction, and then framed and presented to her and Julian. So to answer your question: Yes, she kept in touch with the others since the person who did this for her was......










Paul McCartney.

Aww Paul bless your little heart!!! Or perhaps big hear would be the correct term judging by this anecdote.

I was flipping through the book on Thursday at Sam's Club while my mom and sister were getting groceries... it seems like a good book! I teared up at the beginning when she was talking about how she heard about his death.

I wonder if the story about the toy gun from the x-mas cracker was true or not.... that would be too freaky if it was.....
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