An Autobiographical Riff
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Michael Nesmith’s eclectic, electric life spans 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.
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, where his single mother Bette invented Liquid Paper, to the set of The Monkees in Los Angeles; to the heart of swinging London with John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix; and to an unexpected oasis of brilliance in the Santa Fe desert, where his friendships with Douglas Adams and Los Alamos scientists would point him toward the power of the infinite and the endless possibilities of human connection. This funny, thoughtful, self-aware book is a window onto an unexpected life, inflected at every turn by the surprising candor and absurdist humor of an American original.
Opening Infinite Tuesday is like stepping into the world of Michael Nesmith, where something curious is always unfolding, and where riffs on everything from bands to dogs to the nature of reality make for an endlessly engaging journey.
From Publishers Weekly
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Awful self absorbed book
A self absorbed book written by another raging narcissist. Got about 1/3 way through it and found it depressing and deeply negative. Wish I could get my money back.
He can write!
This book provides a brilliant cross section of a chaotic period of entertainment history from his peculiar vantage point. He’s got enough wit and insight to be entranced, confused, troubled and angered by his weird journey. He is by turns a raging egotist (which he takes pains to own up to) and charmingly self effacing. He went from being a manufactured pop idol to a pariah amonst his hipster peers to a tech trailblazer. He wrote and sang some of the best songs of my childhood. Really, what about this story is uninteresting? He scrupulously avoids cliches, and he has somethng original and unique to write about, and he invents his own language in order to unpack his bewildering world. I kind of hate celebrity autobiographies but I was completely won over by this.