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I Am Spock
     

I Am Spock

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by Leonard Nimoy
 

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The long-awaited memoir by the actor behind the most beloved behind the most beloved character from the Star Trek universe--Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock. From the first incarnations of the character through Nimoy's triumphant appearance on a special episode of The Next Generation, this memoir gives a faaascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of a phenomenon--and

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The long-awaited memoir by the actor behind the most beloved behind the most beloved character from the Star Trek universe--Leonard Nimoy's Mr. Spock. From the first incarnations of the character through Nimoy's triumphant appearance on a special episode of The Next Generation, this memoir gives a faaascinating behind-the-scenes look at the making of a phenomenon--and the creation of a legendary character. HC: Hyperion.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Actor and director Nimoy discusses the birth and evolution of his most famous role. (Oct.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786861828
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.25(d)

Meet the Author

An internationally known stage, film and television actor, Leonard Nimoy directed several major motion pictures, including The Good Mother, Three Men and a Baby, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Best remembered for his role as Mr. Spock of the Star Trek series, Nimoy is also the author of I Am Not Spock.

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I Am Spock 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was not at all what I expected. Mr. Nimoy wastes precious pages copying the back and forth circulation of memos between himself and various studio personnel. Somewhat amusing, the stories would have been better told through Mr. Nimoy's narrative with portions of the memo's used for emphasis. What narrative there is comes across as boastful and disjointed. I expected more of an autobiography, but Mr. Nimoy makes only murky references to his personal life, some of which seem to be purposely misleading. For example, the way in which he avoids mentioning his wife by any other name than 'my wife' seems impersonal and allows him to avoid discussing the fact that he gets divorced in the middle of his story and 'my wife' is actually two different women. Why? If you have exhausted all other avenues of Star Trek set trivia, you might read this book as a last resort. If you're looking for a picture of Leonard Nimoy, the man, or reinforcement of admiration, forget it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr.Nimoy has written an excellent book, and the critics were right - when reading it, you feel as if you were carrying on a conversation with friend. His affection for Spock, 'Bill' Shatner, and the whole Star Trek experience is evident thru his pleasant writing style. I wasn't a Trek fan until I read this book,and I'm still not the type to be fanatical about it, so this book suited me, not too much Star Trek or boasting about career acomplishments (just frankly discussing). All in all, an extremly enjoyable read - some very funny parts and some very touching scenes - for anyone, Trekker or not.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fascinating. Thank You, Mr. Nimoy.
SnapperNY More than 1 year ago
Very interesting. Leonard nimoy was a fascinating man.
JustMyTwoCents More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at a tag sale only recently--mostly for my husband who is an avid Trekkie, but I became quite interested in it. I liked the musings throughout the book that Nimoy has with his alter-ego Spock, and his narrative made me understand the tug of war he likely has experienced between feeling affection and territorial about this character that has had a huge impact on his life and career and at the same time not wanting to be typecast as Spock only. I only wish the book had a little more personal information about his life. I assume this was to protect both his and their privacy and keep the book on a certain focus, but with so few references to them, it made him come across as seeing them as inconsequential, bit players. 
trekfanJW More than 1 year ago
I Am Spock is a must read. you will love this books, i love leonard nimoy :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was A great book. Lenard Nimoy's Autobiography was great. tells From His childhood, to Acting, to star trek, to now. This was intended as a sequal to his 1970's book 'I Am Not Spock'.