First published in 1964 and 1965, John Lennon's In His Own Write & A Spaniard in the Works are an offbeat collection of his stories, drawings and poems. With an introduction by Sir Paul McCartney which begins, "At Woolton village fete I met him. I was a fat schoolboy and as he leaned an arm on my shoulder, I realised that he was drunk. We were twelve then, but, in spite of his sideboards, we went on to become teenage pals...". The rest, as they say, is history.
Lovers of the Beatles, John Lennon and music, in general, will welcome this classic book as an integral part of their music book library. As Sir Paul goes on to write, "While you might try to find a hidden meaning behind some of these stories, most of them are simply written as absurd and fun stories."
Forever tagged as "the smart Beatle", John Lennon was a remarkably gifted writer. He was clever, funny, hilarious and brilliantly inventive. As Paul says, P.S. I like the drawings, too."