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  • SubGenre:Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:558
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667813097

In Your Mind - The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

by Madeline Bocaro

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This deeply insightful book is for anyone who would like to know more about the extraordinary woman John Lennon loved. It includes the love story of John and Yoko, and her relationship to the Beatles.

No other book tells the true story of the artist's entire life. Ono's incredible story goes way beyond what most people know.


The true story of the woman John Lennon loved.

This is the ultimate biography and reference guide to Yoko Ono's life and work. It is the first extensive exploration of Yoko’s amazing life, struggles, art, activism, films and music in stunning detail.

Includes deeply insightful details about Ono’s life (thirty-three years before meeting Lennon, twelve years with him, and over forty years of creativity since his death).

Read about Yoko’s early work, her activism for peace and for women’s rights. The book addresses the undeserved negativity that she has received throughout her life as an Asian woman, as a child of war in Japan and as the wife of one of the Beatles. We can all learn from Yoko's positivity and effective healing methods. The book illuminates her spiritual nature and her wisdom.

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 rare interviews) tell her true story. 

Yoko's incredible body of work expresses all the joy and sorrow of an extraordinary lifetime.

• Now in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives
• On several Best Music Books lists
• Recommended by Olivia Harrison 
• Honorable Mention in The Beatles Gift Guide
• Acclaimed in MOJO and Goldmine
About the author

First and foremost a passionate fan of rock ’n’ roll, New York native Madeline Bocaro has always written independently. Madeline has contributed biographies and documentaries including Stardust: The David Bowie Story (McGraw Hill, 1986), Yoko Ono (MacMillan & Co., 1987), The Wild One – The Story of Iggy Pop (Omnibus, 1988) and Mick Ronson – The Spider with the Platinum Hair (Independent Music Press, London, 2003) and The Nomi Song (Klaus Nomi documentary film) in 2005. Madeline was a staff writer for CMJ from 1977 to 1981. She has also assisted other authors with articles in Mojo and Dazed & Confused magazines. Her work has also appeared in Discoveries, Goldmine and in Chicago's Roctober magazine. Personally appointed by Ron and Russell Mael, Madeline has been writing the Sparks Official International Fan Club Newsletter for over twenty years. Madeline has spent many precious moments with Yoko Ono. In this new ultimate biography, she shares an abundance of details and insights to this extraordinary artist's life, art and music – far beyond what is already known.

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