In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works (John Lennon) - Simon & Schuster - 1964/1965 (175 pages including drawings by John Lennon)

In the middle of the mania, John Lennon published two small volumes of his clever short stories and poems.  Some of the stories are original ("Partly Dave," "No Flies on Frank," etc.) and some are parodies ("Snore Wife and some Several Dwarts," "The Singularge Experience of Miss Anne Duffield," etc.).  The poems combine the cadence of e.e. cummings with the irreverance of Lewis Carroll.  Poem titles reveal an amazingly inventive mind ("The Faulty Bagnose," "Deaf Ted, Danoota, (and me)," etc.).  Throughout, Lennon uses a writing style that freely substitutes similar-sounding words for those that would be expected.  The result is a reading experience unlike any other.  [JAM 3/23/2009]