• Infinite Tuesday

  • An Autobiographical Riff
  • By: Michael Nesmith
  • Narrated by: Michael Nesmith
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (176 ratings)

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Infinite Tuesday

By: Michael Nesmith
Narrated by: Michael Nesmith
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Publisher's Summary

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. Listening to 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.

©2017 Michael Nesmith (P)2017 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"This selectively revealing, insightful memoir casts the cerebral Monkee as a spiritual seeker and self-deprecating visionary. Popular culture has barely revealed the tip of the iceberg that is Nesmith.... A book - and a life - unlike any other in rock." ( Kirkus)
"Nesmith may be most remembered for his role as the stoic guitarist in The Monkees, but his brilliant, candid, and humorous new autobiographical musings give readers a much clearer picture of his originality and inventiveness.... Nesmith's entertaining memoir reveals his creative genius, his canny ability never to take himself too seriously, and his restless questions about the value of spirituality." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Entertaining and Eccentric

I must admit to already being partial to Mike Nesmith as I was a rabid lifelong fan of the Monkees. The concept listening to Mike narrate his own book was very appealing. He kind of jumps around on his timeline the first half of the book, and felt this to be a little sloppy. Once Mike gets past his Monkees chapter, there is a new tone, with a much clearer and compelling narrative. He becomes brutally honest regarding his infidelities and divorces, and his anecdotes of his spiritual awakening was very touching and sounded genuine.

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Thoughtful Autobiography

It was a joy to find Mike Nesmith actually wrote his own story, in his own words (no ghostwriters!), and to tell it in his own voice. Wonderful! I enjoyed spending time with Nes and hearing his many thoughts on fame, spirituality, and finally finding a sense of peace in his life. Rest In Peace, Mr Nesmith. You are missed.

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Interesting

it's difficult to judge autobiographies. Because nature of the genre, judging that kind of book is judging how the writers describe, recount, or present their life stories. If we don't know the writers personally, we have very little idea how honest or accurate the information is, except in cases of mirror opinion.

This narrative is a vehicle through which the reader can get some insight, from Mike Nesmith's point of view, about each decade, each cultural period he lived through and included---the 1960's through 2012. I think he may have hoped writing his autobiography would help people gain some insight into life in general. Really, we just get to know him better.

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Excellent Tuesday---and Beyond

Very thoughtful, humble journey through a life whose timeline coincided with that of my own. The self-narration was integral to the book's content and communication, and it was of high quality.

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A little too pompous

It seems like this guy has an angel on his shoulder. Everything he touches fails, yet he is blind to it.

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Well written and narrated, dry and a bit boring

I enjoyed listening to Michael Nesmith's voice. I love his voice. I found his relationship with his Mother endearing. I think he would make a great mentor for those who want to go into the music or entertainment business. I was hoping for a little more dish as shallow as that seems.

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Fascinating Insider Memoir

Easily the most musical of his bandmates, Nesmith tells an intriguing story of the Monkees and the horrors they endured on the road to celebrity, followed by the struggles to break free once it came. Lots of good stories about a man who lived through some of our generation's most interesting times.

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Not Your Standard Ranch Stash

Very entertaining collection of stories. Some things seemingly omitted, but if you read it not as a definitive story but rather as an anthology of stories, it's perfect

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Infinite Dialogma Of The Ranch Prison

Living my life as a fan of Mike Nesmith, you have to ultimately find out that he is a walking, talking, singing contradiction...at best. Why would you think this book would be any different? There is a reason that fans of this man's work would want to read his "autobiographical riff," almost none of them are in this book. There's some fantastic stories from his early days of "show biz" (for lack of a better term) and those are true gems. Getting his foundation with the Monkees' experience is told adequately, but he could have gone farther. His solo career, in MUSIC, gets glossed over and pretty much ends at 1971. From then on out, the story ark switches to Nesmith's own theories on varying theology that he's had through life. One thing learned in all this is that he picked and chooses his own spiritual beliefs, along with his romantic relationships, as though his picking shaving cream off a pharmacy shelf. All this meandering "stuff" that no practically no one else besides the man himself cares about...and the thing is, he was really consumed by it...all the while hardly any mention of his children...which I thought was kind of sad. RIP Nez. (by Mark Meli)

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I Infinitely Loved Infinite Tuesday

I loved the book and the narration. It was like listening to an old friend.