The “beautifully written” (The New York Times) autobiography of Michael Nesmith, from his star-making role on The Monkees and his invention of the music video to his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality
“Reads like the chronicle of a relentless seeker.”—Los Angeles Times
Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spanned his star-making role on The Monkees, his invention of the music video, and his critical contributions to movies, comedy, and the world of virtual reality. But above all, his is a seeker’s story, a pilgrimage in search of a set of principles to live by. That search took Nesmith from a childhood in Dallas to the set of The Monkees in Los Angeles to the heart of swinging London with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix.
This funny, thoughtful, self-aware book is a window into an unexpected life, inflected at every turn by the surprising candor and absurdist humor of an American original.
Dedicated Canine Friends!
A must (read) listen! Michael's "Riff" on his life before, during and after being a "Pop" sensation in The Monkees. I'd love to hear more about the RCA years! Especiallly the often forgotten, "Second National Band" LP "Tantamount To Treason that Micheal seems to gloss over even on tour!