Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist [NOOK Book]

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“Mike Farrell made an uncompromising commitment to his fiercest passion—a love of global fairness, collaboration, and civility. This is a fascinating account of that journey.”—Governor Mario Cuomo

With a new introduction by Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell offers inspirational and often humorous reflections on his path to fame and progressive activism in his memoir, which became a Los Angeles Times bestseller and drew tremendous national media attention.

Best known for his eight years...

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Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

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Overview

“Mike Farrell made an uncompromising commitment to his fiercest passion—a love of global fairness, collaboration, and civility. This is a fascinating account of that journey.”—Governor Mario Cuomo

With a new introduction by Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell offers inspirational and often humorous reflections on his path to fame and progressive activism in his memoir, which became a Los Angeles Times bestseller and drew tremendous national media attention.

Best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and five seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell is also a writer, director, and producer. He has served on human rights and peace delegations to countries around the world. As president of Death Penalty Focus, he speaks, writes, and coordinates eff orts to stop executions.

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In this honest autobiography, Farrell, who played B.J. Hunnicutt in the TV series M*A*S*H, provides intimate accounts of growing up working-class in the shadows of wealthy Hollywood, overcoming personal demons as he starts his acting career and finding happiness in the popular sitcom and what he describes as a supportive and cohesive cast and crew. Throughout the series, Farrell also began to pursue an interest in politics and human rights that took him to Cambodia, Honduras, Nicaragua and El Salvador, and his passionate descriptions of the human rights abuses in those countries show why Farrell currently is considered one of Hollywood's most prominent activists. He moves easily between diarylike descriptions (which sometimes are dry) of his further travels as an activist after M*A*S*H*ended in 1983, and a look at his present-day career as both an actor and producer. Best of all, his chapter on his involvement in the film Patch Adamsis one of the best looks at "game-playing, duplicity, ineptitude, wasted money, manipulation and ass-covering" behind the production of a major Hollywood film. (Mar.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936070350
  • Publisher: Akashic Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 380
  • Sales rank: 1,061,141
  • File size: 741 KB

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Mike Farrell
Best known for his eight years on M*A*S*H and five seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell is also a writer, director, and producer. Farrell has served on human rights and peace delegations to many countries around the world. As president of Death Penalty Focus, he speaks, writes, and coordinates efforts to stop executions.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

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    I read this book, and realized that the power of the hollywood set would benefit also, from reading it. It's a special rare thing to give back with conviction when you don't need to, but when you 'really can' when given the gift of a podium for the masses. This 'star' has done so. The book reveals compassion and determination to make a stand and make a difference. Tells of a history, but also inspires with an honesty that has the potential to grab hold of you and make you think. Kudos to Mike Farrell.

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