Title: Skywriting by Word of Mouth
Author: John Lennon
Page Count/Review Word Count: 206
John Lennon was by no means a great writer, but he was a master wordsmith, and in his two published books we get to see a more playful side to his personality, along with some serious insights into the way in which he viewed his own life.
Skywriting by Word of Mouth is arguably his most serious work, with passages about his relationship with Yoko and the autobiographical ‘Two Virgins‘, which garnished its fair share of notoriety elsewhere. You’ll also get to see some of John’s drawings, which are crude but entertaining, as well as the sinister, scathing side of Lennon that perhaps he would’ve preferred for you not to see.
He always intended for this book to be published, but it was stolen shortly after Lennon’s death and not recovered and published until 1986, six years after his passing. I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure he would’ve wanted you to read it. Don’t let John Lennon down, and don’t let me down – get a copy, now. It’s basically a piece of history, but in print form – history you can touch.