John Lennon may not have given peace a chance at home — where he callously abused and routinely tormented the women closest to him, according to an explosive tell-all book.
The music legend was prone to unprovoked acts of cruelty, jealous rage and perverse sexual fantasies, writes Beatles biographer Philip Norman in "John Lennon: The Life," according to The New York Post.
The portrait is so damning that Yoko Ono, who contributed extensively and even convinced son Sean Lennon to speak to Norman, has panned the book as "too mean."
Norman details about the moment when Lennon's first wife Cynthia discovered the "Imagine" singer's affair with Yoko after returning from a vacation in Greece.
Upon walking into their apartment in England, Cynthia spotted Lennon and Yoko on on the floor together in matching bathrobes, the book charges.
"John showed no sign of guilt or even surprise, merely looking round with a casual, 'Oh . . . hi,' " Norman wrote.