Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist (Paperback)
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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 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.
About the Author
Mike Farrell grew up in eastern Los Angeles. After a stint in the Marine Corps, he embarked on a career as an actor, eventually securing roles as the affable and eminently moral B. J. Hunnicut in the popular television series M*A*S*H and later Providence, as well as working as a writer, director and producer.
Ambassador (ret.) Douglas W. Kmiec is Caruso Family Chair and Professor of Constitutional Law & Human Rights, Pepperdine University. In addition to being an author and syndicated columnist, he has been privileged to serve Democratic and Republican presidents alike. Until recently, upon nomination by President Obama and confirmation by the Senate, he was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malta, where he completed the construction of a $125.5 million embassy compound and upgraded the security and economic ties between the Mediterranean and the U.S. When Qaddafi met the call for political reform with violence threatening civilian populations, the Ambassador successfully organized a rescue of the staff of Embassy-Tripoli and hundreds of other foreign nationals from Libya with a catamaran. Ambassador Kmiec had previously served as head of the Office of Legal Counsel (U.S. Assistant Attorney General) for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, where his opinion writing led to the non-discriminatory application of federal law to those handicapped by AIDS. The Ambassador's academic career includes serving as Dean & St. Thomas More Professor of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and Professor and Director of the Center on Law & Government at the University of Notre Dame, where the Ambassador taught for close to two decades. A Fulbright Scholar (Asia), White House Fellow, and honorary degree recipient, the Ambassador is a graduate of Northwestern and USC.