A Celebration of John Lennon\'s 81st Birthday\ \ Shortly after John Lennon\'s murder in 1980, Robert Rosen was given access to Lennon\'s personal journals chronicling the reclusive last five years of his life. Haunted by the journals, Rosen interviewed key figures from Lennon\'s final years, visited the important locations from his life story, and pieced together the historical record to interpret his personal reflections from the Dakota years. The portrait that emerges in \"Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon\" is a life in turmoil, as Lennon vacillates between fame and reclusiveness, indulgence and asceticism. Each chapter offers a glimpse into different aspects of Lennon\'s life, including parenthood, drug use, his relationship with Yoko Ono, and esoteric and religious explorations. Rosen will also be discussing Lennon\'s fascination with numerology, the number 9 (8+1=9), and \"Cheiro\'s Book of Numbers\".\ \ Over the course of his career, Robert Rosen has edited erotic magazines, written speeches for the Secretary of the Air Force, and been awarded a Hugo Boss poetry prize. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Mary Lyn Maiscott, a singer-songwriter. They both do freelance editorial work for Vanity Fair.\ \ This is an in-person event. Masks are required for all attendees. Copies of Robert Rosen\'s books will be available for purchase and signing at the event, courtesy of Subterranean Books.