Robert Rosen


Robert Rosen is the author of Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon, an international bestseller that’s been translated into six languages. His investigative memoir, Beaver Street: A History of Modern Pornography, was published to critical acclaim across the cultural spectrum, from Vanity Fair to Adult Video News, in the U.S. and U.K. by Headpress. Over the course of a diverse career, he has edited pornographic magazines and an underground newspaper, written speeches for the Secretary of the Air Force, and been awarded a Hugo Boss poetry prize. Rosen’s work has appeared in publications all over the world, including The Independent (U.K.), Uncut (U.K.), Headpress journal (U.K.), Mother Jones, The Soho Weekly News, La Repubblica (Italy), Dagospia (Italy), VSD (France), Proceso (Mexico), Reforma (Mexico), and El Heraldo (Colombia).

Born in Brooklyn, Rosen attended Erasmus Hall High School and the City College of New York, where he studied creative writing with Joseph Heller, James Toback, and Francine du Plessix Gray. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Mary Lyn Maiscott, a writer, editor, and singer. They both do freelance editorial work for Vanity Fair magazine.

Smashwords Interview

Who did this interview and where was it originally published?
My old friend M. A. Cassata published it on The
What took Nowhere Man so long to be published as an e-book? For years fans of the print version have been asking for an e-book.
The publisher chose not to put it out as an e-book. For almost 10 years, Nowhere Man has been pirated to death. Now there’s an e-book. At the least, people will finally have an alternative to the pirated editions.
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Where to find Robert Rosen online


Nowhere Man: Los últimos días de John Lennon
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 74,350. Language: Spanish. Published: June 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Nowhere Man es un viaje íntimo a través de los últimos años de Lennon, que nos lleva desde su seclusión auto-impuesta hasta su reingreso en la vida pública con la creación del Double Fantasy. El retrato que emerge es el de una vida durante un tiempo de trastorno, que está justo alcanzando una renovación creativa, sólo para ser truncada por un acto de violencia delirante.
Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 67,950. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Nowhere Man is an intimate journey through Lennon’s last years, carrying us from his self-imposed seclusion to his re-entry into public life with the making of Double Fantasy. The portrait that emerges is a life during a time of turmoil that is just reaching creative renewal, only to be cut short by an act of delusional violence.

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