It was an e-mail every John Lennon fan must dream of receiving, and it landed in John M. Borack's inbox a few weeks ago:
"Yoko Ono confirmed you as a friend on Facebook."
Borack, a longtime music journalist, got an invitation last year from his publisher to write a book in honor of what would have been the late Beatle's 70th birthday. After the Fountain Valley resident completed his opus, he hit upon an idea: Why not look up Lennon's equally famous widow on Facebook and add her as a friend?
When she accepted, he was pleasantly surprised. Considering that Ono has the maximum 5,000 friends on the site, though, Borack guessed that she didn't know who he was — and he understood when he sent her a message telling her about the book and didn't get a reply.
"I don't presume my neighbors know who I am, let alone Yoko Ono," said Borack, whose "John Lennon: Life Is What Happens" had its launch party in Huntington Beach on Friday.