Author Chet Flippo, longtime friend of slain Beatle John Lennon, said he's surprised by "parasitic, would-be tell-all books" about Lennon. "Because John was always pretty much an open book, there didn't seem to be much call for any amplification of his life," Flippo wrote in TV Guide. Flippo, author of "Yesterday," a biography of ex-Beatle Paul McCartney, was particularly critical of Albert Goldman's "The Lives of John Lennon." He called Goldman's assessment of Lennon's life with Yoko Ono and son Sean "pure junk, as far as I know. John was certainly no angel. Most of the time he was much worse. Which is to say, he was perfectly human."