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.

Hard cover books signed by the author are exclusively available at conceptualbooks.com

  • 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 

ISBN# 978-1-66781-309-7

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About the Author

Madeline Bocaro is a New York author and journalist, specializing in rock and roll. She is the author of In Your Mind: The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono. Madeline has contributed to books and documentaries about music including and Stardust: The David Bowie Story (1985), The Wild One – The Story of Iggy Pop (1988), Mick Ronson: The Spider with the Platinum Hair (2003) and The Nomi Song (Klaus Nomi documentary, 2005). Madeline was a staff writer at CMJ from its inception in 1978. She has contributed to a variety of magazines including Mojo, Dazed & Confused, and Goldmine.
Bocaro is a passionate fan of rock and roll, and her work is informed by her deep knowledge of the genre. She is a gifted writer, whose books and articles are informative and entertaining. She is a respected author in the rock and roll world. Her work is widely read and admired. She is a passionate advocate for the genre, and her writing helps to keep its history and legacy alive.

Appointed by Ron and Russell Mael, Bocaro has been writing Sparks Official International Fan Club Newsletter for over 20 years.

Cover illustration: Cat MacInnes

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