Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shoulda Been There

Shoulda Been There
Jude Southerland Kessler
"Many people think that the title means that readers should've been there for the heyday of the Beatles, the years when they were performing at the Cavern Club and in Hamburg," Kessler said. "When John told a joke, if the listener didn't laugh, he would shrug and sarcastically comment, 'Well, ya shoulda been there.' So, I got the title from him."
Here comes a book that breathes life into the [Lennon] story…and I say, ‘Hey Jude, carry on!’”
Bill Harry, noted Beatle expert and Founder of Mersey Beat

Shoulda Been There is definitely a must-read for Beatle fans and music fans in general.
Front Street Reviews
This book is almost beyond description! I've read nearly every book ever written about John Lennon. This is probably the best book I have ever read about John's life as a child, teenager and young adult.
Are you a serious Beatles fan? just buy this book!
“the research [on Lennon] is meticulous, down to the tiniest detail…the reader can almost imagine oneself in the room! Indeed, it is this “fly on the wall” approach that is most interesting and endearing…Kessler manages to bring the people and places to vivid life with her charming narrative style.” - Susan Ryan,