Book Review: Yoko Ono

Yoko Ono: Collector of Skies is a biography of none other than Yoko Ono.  Wihle I have heard about her a lot, I never really knew much about her. (Other than the fact that she supposedly is the reason the Beatles split up.)  So I was quite interested when I saw this book pop up on NetGalley.

Yoko certainly led an interesting life, and is quite the visionary and artist.

The majority of the book tells about her life before meeting Lennon and each chapter tells you what years it is covering.

I really enjoyed the book and that Yoko never really gave up on her dreams.  She knew what she was capable of achieving and she tried her hardest to make that happen.  It was also nice to see photographs of some of her artwork that has been exhibited.  Definitely some interesting stuff!

I received a free e-copy of this book from NetGalley in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

About the Book

This lyrical biography explores the life and art of Yoko Ono, from her childhood haiku to her avant-garde visual art and experimental music. An outcast throughout most of her life, and misunderstood by every group she was supposed to belong to, Yoko always followed her own unique vision to create art that was ahead of its time and would later be celebrated. Her focus remained on being an artist, even when the rest of world saw her only as the wife of John Lennon.

Yoko Ono’s moving story will inspire any young adult who has ever felt like an outsider, or who is developing or questioning ideas about being an artist, to follow their dreams and find beauty in all that surrounds them.

 

Nell Beram is an editor and reviewer and a former columnist for the Horn Book. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Carolyn Boriss-Krimsky is a visual artist and author who published an article about Yoko Ono in Art New England. She lives in New York City.

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