Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist

By Mike Farrell

“Mike Farrell made an uncompromising dedication to his fiercest passion—a love of worldwide equity, collaboration, and civility. this can be a interesting account of that journey.”—Governor Mario Cuomo

With a brand new advent via Martin Sheen, Mike Farrell deals inspirational and sometimes funny reflections on his route to repute and revolutionary activism in his memoir, which grew to become a Los Angeles Times bestseller and drew great nationwide media attention.

Best recognized for his 8 years on M*A*S*H and 5 seasons on Providence, Mike Farrell can also be a author, director, and manufacturer. He has served on human rights and peace delegations to nations all over the world. As president of demise Penalty concentration, he speaks, writes, and coordinates eff orts to forestall executions.

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To them I provide my thank you and prayers, with complete wisdom of the debt I hold. To the entire acquaintances who've observed me, occasionally guided me, via this complicated means of residing, I provide my thank you and my love. To my relatives … I bow. I had no longer meant to jot down a ebook. i used to be requested … no, nudged … no, hounded into doing it by means of Robert Greenwald, so when you don’t love it, blame him. After seducing me into taking over this chore, this grueling event that has became out to be the sort of pleasure, Robert stepped again smiling and have become a quiet yet unending resource of encouragement, help, and generosity. He and his RDV Books companion, Danny Goldberg, have easily by no means wavered of their decision to teach me that, to them, this is often a tremendous and significant attempt. i am hoping my appreciation comes via in those and the phrases at the pages that keep on with. To David Shirley, the main light and painless editor a possibility, I doff my hat. His skill to strip away the chaff with no drawing blood, coupled together with his kindness in consistently buffering the deft surgical excisions with phrases of compliment is an artwork in itself. Johnny Temple of Akashic Books—whose skill to stick under the radar whereas because every thing comes out precisely as he desires it really is unnerving—has been a steady and appreciative midwife all through this remarkable gestation. And now he rises. And to you, expensive reader … if you’ve come this some distance, I bid you welcome. You, too, have my thank you. desk OF CONTENTS identify web page Copyright web page Foreword by way of Martin Sheen Preface through Lance Lindsey advent 2008 bankruptcy 1 domestic bankruptcy 2 classes bankruptcy three Beginnings bankruptcy four the home bankruptcy five beginning bankruptcy 6 Quest bankruptcy 7 M*A*S*H bankruptcy eight B. J…. bankruptcy nine … And past bankruptcy 10 Revolución! bankruptcy eleven so long and hi bankruptcy 12 Salvador bankruptcy thirteen Borders bankruptcy 14 Anastasio, Augusto, Dominick and Eugene bankruptcy 15 Promised Land bankruptcy sixteen Father bankruptcy 17 Stalemate bankruptcy 18 “In politics …” bankruptcy 19 nation Killing bankruptcy 20 Silence bankruptcy 21 Cathedrals bankruptcy 22 Sacred and Profane bankruptcy 23 Devil’s Chair bankruptcy 24 no longer So speedy, Johnson! bankruptcy 25 Divine windfall bankruptcy 26 within bankruptcy 27 Hero bankruptcy 28 September eleven, 2001 end The Spirit of the United States FOREWORD via Martin Sheen simply name Me Mike is disarming, to be certain. Open to any web page and also you are instantly stuck up in a Hollywood experience with a fancy state of affairs that touches each point of the human experience—yet there's a good deal at stake the following. it is a deeply own background of fabulous braveness and dedication to social justice advised with awesome candor and nice humor, yet what's maybe such a lot disarming of all is that it’s real. That he has for greater than 1 / 4 of a century been on the heart of a few of the main arguable political and ethical problems with our instances is undisputed. That he has selected to be a voice for the unvoiced and communicate fact to strength at nice own danger is both unquestionable.

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