Nowhere Man 2022
October 11, 2022
A new and expanded paperback edition of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon was published this week. For the time being it's available only through Amazon, but in coming weeks it will be available in all the usual online places as well as your local brick-and-mortar bookstore.
Also, in the latest episode of Robert Rodriguez's podcast, Something About the Beatles, we discuss how Yoko Ono tries to suppress unauthorized books about her and Lennon. Here's a description of the episode:
Returning guest Robert Rosen penned an essay last year discussing a phenomenon called "catch-and-kill," wherein the powerful who wish to keep unflattering stories from reaching the public exert pressure and influence to keep media companies from publishing them. In the instances he wrote about, a pair of book projects detailing life at the Dakota during John Lennon's final five years were suppressed, for no apparent reason beyond the estate wishing to keep any variance from the narrative they have been controlling for decades to be challenged in any way. This led to a discussion on the why and the how these stories are being kept hidden, despite the legitimacy of the narrators.