In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono


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In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

by Madeline Bocaro



The author with Sean Ono Lennon



The true story of the woman John Lennon loved.

A complete look at Yoko Ono’s life, art, music and films in astounding detail.

Includes the love story of John and Yoko

and all the work they did together.

558 pages.


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“Madeline Bocaro’s book may be the last word on Yoko Ono. Detailed, driven, and equally passionate about the art and life of Yoko. Of course, it goes into the John and Yoko world, but more importantly, it focuses on Ono’s art and music, and tons of information on her Fluxus years, as well as Yoko’s roots in Japanese Avant-Garde art. Yoko Ono herself is fascinating, but Bocaro’s approach to this artist’s work is a must-read.”

– Tosh Berman, author of TOSH: Growing Up in Wallace Berman’s World.


A wonderful review in The Spill
Toronto’s hottest music magazine – excerpt…
Bocaro has written the Bible on Ono. The quotations she uses from Ono are well-documented and read like poetry. Ono’s statements read beautifully and Bocaro ties everything together while leaving space for the reader to bring in their own interpretation, like Ono’s work.
A brilliant book and the perfect companion to Ono’s art. Bocaro has explored Ono as an artist but as a human…
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“Very beautiful. You capture her spirit and vision. You tell her story so well and it’s very important that someone does. Yoko spent so much of her life being misunderstood and misrepresented. She is such a special person and artist. The world needs the record you are creating. I am amazed not only by how much you know about Yoko, but also how well you write about it. Thank you for what you are doing. It’s wonderful to see Yoko and her art celebrated.”

– Dan Richter, friend & assistant to John & Yoko


“Great insights into this amazing creator. It’s informative and humorous. I am learning much more about Yoko.”

– Jaeme Grosvenor

David Fricke: “There is a new book by Madeline Bocaro, In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono, and there’s nothing approximate about it. It is very precise. It goes very deep into Yoko’s life, art, film, music with descriptive detail. There are quotes from Yoko, from early on, and from when she became known – from various publications including The Village Voice, Rolling Stone… and some of the interviews I conducted. This is about a woman who lived life to the fullest. 
I recommend it! Available at
Tell them Apple Jam sent you.”


Thanks to Andrew Male at MOJO for recommending my new Yoko Ono biography in his piece on Yoko’s music.

How To Buy… Yoko Ono – “The first punk rock girl singer ever.” April, 2023

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“You make your idol come alive. You write so skillfully and emotionally.”

– Cherry Vanilla


“I’m marking it up (rare that i do that) like my Bible and Dylan lyric book.  When it comes to words of wisdom, I let go of my “collecting mode” and treat it more like a manual for life!  I can’t give a better compliment than that. I want to return to it often throughout my life, and quickly see what moved/moves me.”

– Karen “Gilly” Laney



Best Classic Bands


It’s an honor to be listed with Pattie Boyd!!


A great review in Goldmine: Best Beatles-related releases of 2022!


Thanks to OLIVIA HARRISON for recommending my book on Instagram!

An Honorable Mention on the

Beatles Gift Guide: Kit O’Toole’s Top 2022 Albums, Books, Movies + More


On Mazzy’s Music Books Gift Guide 2022!!

In Your Mind…  is reviewed at 6:40



“An enthralling work. I’m blown away by the depth and breadth of your knowledge, and your elegant presentation. I love Yoko even more!”

– Mike Mitchell


“I am mesmerized by the spirit of Yoko rising from the pages – so intimate, it feels as if I am in her presence. I feel as if Yoko is talking to me personally. Your writing reaches the depths of Yoko’s soul.”

– Robert Loney


“This is a doctoral dissertation on Yoko. You beautifully explain the myriad of facets that she shows the world… if our hearts and minds are receptive.I love your many insights. This speaks to me: “Yoko is like a polished gemstone – radiating after years of abrasion.”

– Corinne Phillipedes


“You have created a paradise for those of us needing Yoko’s wisdom in our own lives…

The afterword should be cherished by the world!”

– Dorothy Sherman



New interview with the author in The Tracking Angle:

Online Interview:

The Table Read

The Best Entertainment and Creativity Magazine in the UK

Read the full interview here:





 Bryant Library – Roslyn, NY (3/5/23)

Author Madeline Bocaro speaks

In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono.

WATCH: (60 mins)



The Ray Carr Show
WCSB Cleveland
35 minute interview


A wonderful talk with Yoko’s long-time friend Dan Richter and Madeline Bocaro

Episode 385 of Things We Said Today: Ken Michaels, Allan Kozinn and Darren Devivo celebrate Yoko Ono’s 90th birthday (February 18) with a discussion about her life and work with Dan Richter, the actor, author and longtime assistant to John and Yoko, and Madeline Bocaro, the author of the important new Yoko biography, In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono.

Watch: 120 mins.


In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono, published by Conceptual Books. Madeline Bocaro is interviewed by Pat Thomas, author of the biography,

Did It – Jerry Rubin, An American Revolutionary.

Watch: 35 mins.



Soundwave Radio Six International (Glasgow)

With John Cavanaugh

LISTEN:  50 minutes with Yoko songs…


Dennis Mitchell’s Breakfast with the Beatles

February 2023

Listen: 20 mins.

 Interview with author Madeline Bocaro. 

Listen as we share our admiration for Yoko on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Be sure to get Madeline’s excellent book

In Your Mind: The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono


Something Came from Baltimore:


Listen (30 mins).


Talk More Talk – A Solo Beatles Videocast

To mark Yoko Ono’s 90th birthday, we take a look at her impressive impact on art and music, and of course her influence on John Lennon’s life. Madeline Bocaro, author of “In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono,” joins us for this special episode. Hosted by Kit O’Toole, Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels and Joe Mayo.

Watch: 90 minutes



An interesting interview ABOUT PAUL AND YOKO

2Legs: Episode 196: Paul and Yoko

A Paul McCartney Podcast | a podcast by Tom Hunyady & Andy Nicholes

In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

Watch: 80 mins


Get Back To The Beatles podcast

Join Chachi Loprete and Beatles professor at Suffolk University David Gallant with special guest Madeline Bocaro, the author of a fascinating book about Yoko Ono’s life and work, In Your Mind: The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono

Listen: 40 minutes


Watch a great discussion of our favorite Yoko songs. Celebrating Yoko’s 90th birthday with Joe Mayo, Tom Hunyady, Ken Michaels and Madeline Bocaro, author of In Your Mind – The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono .

Favorite Yoko Ono Songs (w/Madeline Bocaro) | FaB GaB! Ep.36

Watch: 80 mins.


Interview: 33 minutes
The story of Yoko Ono as never heard before. Author Madeline Bocaro shares some of the stories in her amazing book…
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Thanks to Eric Alper for speaking with me about my book  on his popular podcast, 

That Eric Alper’s Show on @SXMCanadaTalks

LISTEN: (15 mins)



Thanks to Jack Lawless for a wonderful interview on his podcast, 

Here There and Everywhere…

LISTEN: (30 minutes)




When They Was Fab: Book Talk

About Japanese influence on the life and work of Yoko Ono and John Lennon.

Free Listening on Podbean App

60 minutes


Tomorrow Never Knows


Interview with Madeline by Warren Brown, The Bulldog &

Ivor Davis (journalist on the Beatles’ first tour of America).

48 minutes


Things We Said Today podcast

Things We Said Today #371

with Ken Michaels, Darren DeVivo and Allan Kozinn

A Talk With Madeline Bocaro about her new Yoko Ono book.
90 minutes


Dennis Mitchell interview:

Breakfast With the Beatles

13 minutes.

Let It Roll interview:

Let It Roll with Nate Wilcox

55 minutes


Interview with Joe Mayo (MeanMrMayo) on YouTube

Thanks to Joe and Robert Schmidt for the lovely discussion.

36 minutes


60 minute show, with audio interview and Yoko songs.


Rock n Roll Grad School #76- Celebrating the ‘Infinite Mind’ of Yoko Ono w/ Author Madeline Bocaro

on Apple Podcasts

25 minutes



A wonderful new review!

New book about Yoko Ono reveals her genius, gravitas, and greatness

The Patch, New York City:



Author Madeline Bocaro has just released an intriguing new book, In Your Mind: The Infinite Universe of Yoko Ono.


Book Q&As with Deborah Kalb – Madeline Bocaro

Yoko Ono’s Life & Work Explored in Comprehensive New Book—

Author Interview | Best Classic Bands

Read here


Three Questions:


Book Review: BeatleFan June 2022

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