by Madeline Bocaro
Now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives
Acclaimed by MOJO & Goldmine
Recommended by Olivia Harrison
Spotlighted on The Beatles Channel, Sirius XM Radio
The true story of the woman John Lennon loved. Includes the work and music they made together, the love story of John & Yoko, and her relationship with the Beatles.
Ono’s incredible story goes way beyond what most people know.
There are astounding details about Yoko’s life (thirty-three years before meeting Lennon, twelve years with him, and over forty years of creativity since his death).
The author has followed Ono’s career since the mid-1960s, assembling a vast media archive on the artist. Yoko’s own voice, along with Lennon’s and others (in cited, published interviews) tell her undeniably true and complete story, disproving many myths. Bocaro has spent valuable time with Ono, gaining incredible insight.
Here is the ultimate exploration of Yoko’s childhood, her relationship with Lennon, her art, films, music and activism for peace and women’s rights.
The undeserved negativity that Ono has received throughout her life as an Asian woman, a child of war in Japan and as the wife of one of the Beatles is explored.
“We love your book! It’s beautiful. Thank you for caring enough to be so meticulous.”
– Sean Ono Lennon
“The book is a masterpiece… mandatory reading for anyone seeking insight into a woman like no other.”
– Elliot Mintz, John, and Yoko’s close friend/publicist
“Bocaro has written the Bible on Ono. The quotations she uses from Ono are well-documented and read like poetry… A brilliant book, and the perfect companion to Ono’s art. Bocaro has explored Ono not only as an artist but as a human.”
– The Spill magazine, Toronto
“Very beautiful. You capture her spirit and vision. You tell her story so well and it’s very important that someone does. Yoko spent so much of her life being misunderstood and misrepresented. She is such a special person and artist. The world needs the record you are creating. I am amazed not only by how much you know about Yoko but also how well you write about it. Thank you for what you are doing. It’s wonderful to see Yoko and her art celebrated.”
– Dan Richter, friend and assistant to John & Yoko
“You have really accomplished something great. In the vast sea of Beatles and Beatles-related books, your Yoko Ono book is definitively head and shoulders above everything else that’s been published on her life and art.”
– Darren DeVivo, WFUV Radio, NYC
“Page after page of wonder.”
– Dennis Mitchell, Breakfast with the Beatles
“It is very precise. It goes very deep into Yoko’s life, art, film, music with descriptive detail. There are quotes from Yoko, from early on and from when she became known – from various publications… and some of the interviews I conducted. This is about a woman who lived life to the fullest. I recommend In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono.“
– David Fricke, Apple Jam, The Beatles Channel, Sirius XM
“This book is like a written documentary film. It’s that good.”
– Bill Domanico
“This book may be the last word on Yoko Ono. Detailed, driven, but equally passionate about the art and life of Yoko. Of course, it goes into the John and Yoko world, but more importantly, it focuses on Ono’s art and music with tons of information on her Fluxus years, as well as Yoko’s roots in Japanese Avant-Garde art. Yoko Ono herself is fascinating, but Bocaro’s approach to this artist’s work is a must-read.”
– Tosh Berman, author of TOSH: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World
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