About the Book 

By Madeline Bocaro

An insightful, all-embracing look at Yoko Ono’s life and work in stunning detail.

This book is for anyone who is interested in learning about the extraordinary woman whom John Lennon loved. It is a deep exploration of the artist’s heritage, childhood, philosophy, struggles, feminism and activism – including the passionate love story of John and Yoko.

Ono’s fascinating life goes way beyond what most people know. We visit Yoko’s inner and outer worlds. You will be touched by her wit and wisdom, her spiritual nature and her intent.

Her life story spans thirty-three years before meeting John Lennon, twelve years with him, and over forty years of creativity since his death.

Yoko breaks down the boundaries between art and life. Her enchanting philosophy and uplifting positivity are irresistible. She shows us the truth – with sincerity and humor, enlightening us to our own superpowers.

Ono’s work is unfinished – to be completed in your mind.

Her art is on the ceiling, on the floor and in the sky. It is invisible – a wind, a whisper, a scream. It is imagining one thousand suns rising, a billion universes, stealing moonlight on the water… Ono’s music and films are an extension of her art. This book covers every aspect of her life and work. 

Yoko’s incredible body of work expresses all the joy and sorrow of an exceptional lifetime.

558 pages.

  • Now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Library & Archives!
  • Acclaimed by MOJO and Goldmine
  • Honorable Mention on The Beatles Gift Guide
  • Spotlighted on Apple Jam – The Beatles Channel, Sirius XM Radio 
  • On several Best Books lists
  • Recommended by Olivia Harrison 

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 to biographies and documentaries including Yoko Ono (MacMillan & Co., 1987), Stardust: The David Bowie Story (Edwards/Zanetta McGraw Hill, 1986), The Wild One – The Story of Iggy Pop (Omnibus, 1988) Mick Ronson – The Spider with the Platinum Hair (Independent Music Press, London, 2003) and The Nomi Song (Klaus Nomi documentary film) in 2005.

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. Madeline’s work has also appeared in Discoveries, Goldmine and in Chicago’s Roctober magazine. She was a staff writer for CMJ from 1977 to 1981 and has also assisted other authors with articles in Mojo, Dazed & Confused and other magazines. Personally appointed by Ron and Russell Mael, Madeline has been writing the Sparks Official International Fan Club Newsletter for more than twenty years.

Cover illustration: Cat MacInnes

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