BOOKS: "Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist"

In his new autobiography, “Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist,” Mike Farrell provides intimate accounts of his life as a television sitcom star and as a human rights activist. Farrell explains how his work on the television program M*A*S*H inspired him to become more involved in politics and human rights issues. Over the years, he has been considered one of Hollywood’s most prominent activists, especially on issues related to capital punishment.

Farrell’s work on the death penalty took him all over the country. He describes his special involvement in cases like that of Joe Giarratano in Virginia and Gary Graham in Texas. He is currently the President of Death Penalty Focus in San Francisco.

The book has earned great praise from a broad spectrum of reviewers. Bill O’Reilly of Fox News Channel noted, “First of all, Mike Farrell is an honest guy. Then you add in that he’s a stand-up guy as well. The combination means his book will entertain and inform you far beyond most biographies.” Farrell’s M*A*S*H co-star, Alan Alda, added, “I’ve always called him Mike. But now I have to call him talented, brave, principled, indefatigable, thoughtful, generous, and a man driven by his conscience.” Other praise for the book comes from Mario Cuomo, Sister Helen Prejean, Sidney Poitier, Rosalynn Carter, and Julian Bond.
(RDV Akashic Books, March 2007). See Book Tour Schedule for “Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist.” See Books.