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Lions and Tigers and Bears - The Internet Strikes Back (Life, the Internet and Everything) [Kindle Edition]

George Takei
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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Book Description

George Takei is the undisputed King of Facebook, with millions of fans liking, commenting and sharing his posts each week. Following on his best-selling Oh Myyy (There Goes the Internet), in this second book Takei caps another year at the top of the Internet, with more hilarious compilations and commentary on the best memes in the galaxy, covering everything from Admiral Ackbar to Siri to Grumpy Cat.

But his reign isn't all fun and LOLs. In this groundbreaking book, Takei also chronicles the "dark side" of the Net - how he has battled the haters, spammers and trolls, and even how some of his once-loyal fans were quick to turn on him. Takei's musings on the nature of our increasingly connected world - why people share, what it really means, and how the developing world actually gets how to use social media - is required reading for anyone trying to understand and leverage its power.

Takei has used his own vast powers as a social medialite for the good of humanity, taking on the forces of inequality and oppression both at home and in far flung lands like Putin's Russia, proving that "Uncle George" is not just fabulously funny, but fantastically fierce.

Oh Myyy. Indeed.


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About the Author

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies. Mashable.com says Takei is the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, with more than 5.2 million fans and more than 900,000 followers on Twitter. Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga are developing a new Broadway musical called "Allegiance", an epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment. Takei's on-camera television credits also include guest appearances on The Neighbors, Hawaii Five-0, The New Normal, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible, My Three Sons, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Twilight Zone. He has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Psych, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Will & Grace. In addition to a busy acting career, Takei regularly appears on Howard Stern's Sirius XM satellite radio show. He is also an accomplished author having written Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet, co-written the science-fiction novel Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe with Robert Asprin and published his autobiography To the Stars in 1994. Takei, a Japanese American who from age 4 to 8 was unjustly interned in two U.S. internment camps during World War II, is an outspoken supporter of human right issues and community activist. Takei is chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project," and was cultural affairs chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League. He was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to U.S. - Japanese relations. The decoration was conferred by His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. In 2007, Asteroid 7307 Takei, located between Mars and Jupiter, was named in the performer's honor in appreciation for his social work. Takei currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband Brad Takei. They were married at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo on Sept. 14, 2008.

Product Details

  • File Size: 7817 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0991370104
  • Publisher: Oh Myyy! Limited Liability Company; 1 edition (December 13, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HG1692Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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150 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh My! You Really Should Read This Book December 22, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
As the first reviewer here who has probably actually READ the book, I read it as soon as I downloaded it, I too give it 5 STARS, It earns this ranking for several reasons:

1. George Takei rocks.
2. George fans can never get enough Takei, and he remains in top form throughout the book.
3. Social marketers (or anyone with a business facebook page) will find it full of useful tips at a bargain price.
4. George is a promoter of social justice, and this is a cool way to send him some bucks to say thanks!

In this review, I will focus on reasons #3.

As someone who occasionally dabbles in social media consulting clients are sometimes surprised about things I suggest they do. For example, go see the movie "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." It sounds crazy, I know, until you see how quickly that kid fills concerts without traditional advertising.

I have a recommendation for anyone learning social media, read Takei. Read "Lions and Tigers and Bears!" It is worth the price for the book for the first chapter alone, which does the best job I have ever seen of explaining how to think about your social media fans, even when you are trying to sell them something, even when you are trying to promote justice. Takei is a grand master on "selling the Takei way." Seriously, spend 10 bucks on the ebook if you have a business facebook page.

"Grand master?" You say. "You can't be serious."

I am totally serious. George has, as I write this, "5,396,628 likes" with "4,162,060 talking about this." Yet he writes an aweee shuuccks this is just little old actor me book. Make no mistake, he is a social media wizard. The cover of the book is totally appropriate for the content within.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh. My. Indeed! December 23, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Like his previous book, this one changed my life.

The sun seemed brighter, the air seemed cleaner and the birds seemed to sing just a little bit more gaily. I made it through my days of being a lowly photography student with Georges voice singing in my ears (he does a fabulous Adele Set fire to the rain btw...at last in my head...). After reading these books I just feel like I have a little George on my shoulder urging me on my way!

His thoughts about the internet and life and everything just seems to put so much into perspective.

I'd give my first born to meet George Takei and give him a big huge hug.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price. December 24, 2013
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book, just as I enjoyed the first one. I love Mr. Takei's style of writing and he makes the whole social media/internet easier to understand. I follow Mr. Takei on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. I have a great deal of respect for Mr. Takei and the fact that he stands up for what he believes in. I look forward to your next book.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not many NEW jokes January 16, 2014
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If you've followed Mr. Takei's bloggery and Social Media work, you won't find a lot of content you haven't seen... but that's not the point. What you WILL find is a lot of backstory, a little explanation, some snark-to-the-level-of-high-art, and a lot of background and psychological "how and why" context... most of which is funny, all of which is interesting, and most of which you can steal, file off the serial numbers, and make work for your own efforts. It's a wonderfully useful romp through the twisted mind of an inspired madman or an absolute genius. And it all seems so simple when it's explained. It's worth more than five stars but that's the limit here, so...
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48 of 58 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but Fun December 22, 2013
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Are the meme's covered guaranteed to be outdated by the time you get the book? Absolutely. Can you get much of the humor on Facebook for free? Sure. Is it worth reading anyway? Absolutely; a little extra Takei goes a long, long way!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as his last book. Made me laugh out loud. December 28, 2013
By motor
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Great light reading with a sense of humor. The book has a serious side as well but takes a humorous spin on it all. As good as George's last book. Buy it read it. If you love George on facebook and Twitter, you will love this book.

It took me just a few hours to read, so not a heavy investment of your time. You'll have no trouble finding time to finish it. I couldn't put it down.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Insightful January 15, 2014
By P. Holt
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George has a great writting style and is enjoyable to read. His insights into the internet and human mentallity in general are entertaining and very funny.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel! January 7, 2014
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Fun, funny, and easy to read. I could hear George narrating in my head. So good and thrilled it's on the Kindle. Love Uncle George!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Oh Myyyyy
Loved the humor and the memories brought back through this book. Dry humor and insights well presented. Thank you, Mr. Sulu.
Published 15 days ago by RoxiAnn
5.0 out of 5 stars A good read
I laughed throughout this book. I love the author's sense of humor. I really enjoyed this book. Hard to put down.
Published 18 days ago by I. M. Connor
4.0 out of 5 stars UNCLE GEORGE EXPLAINS IT ALL
Sometimes explaining too much about times he is misunderstood; other times one gag or pun after another made a good read.
Published 23 days ago by Gayle Schoepf
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect.
It came a day early and in perfect condition. If you know any thing about Mr. Takei then you should already own this book.
Published 27 days ago by J. Couch
5.0 out of 5 stars It even has LOLcats!
As you would expect from George Takei, this book is warm, witty, and tackles controversy head on. It even has LOLcats! What could possibly be wrong with it?
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars My copy was printed upside down
When I unwrapped the book the binding was on the right side and all the printing was upside down.
This may be a very valuable printing error and worth hanging on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Fathead 1
5.0 out of 5 stars history correction!!!!!
unca george. you drive me to post a review via kindle keyboard on a saturday night. you endorsed a lesbian candidate for nyc mayor in 2013. excellent. Read more
Published 1 month ago by tbyg
5.0 out of 5 stars Put a smile on your face.
George Taken does it again in this follow up to his best seller "Oh Myy, There Goes the Internet". Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Uncle George hit it out of the park this time
As usual, in addition to being amused, i also learned a lot from reading Mr. Takei's book. Good job, Uncle George!!!
Published 1 month ago by C. Corcoran
5.0 out of 5 stars George writes lie he knows you
It is a witty funny book about George's life on social media, his ups & downs, A good read & well worth the money. Read more
Published 1 month ago by P. R. Young
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More About the Author

With a career spanning five decades, George Takei is known around the world for his founding role in the acclaimed television series Star Trek, in which he played Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the Starship Enterprise. Takei starred in three seasons of Star Trek and later reprised his iconic role in six movies.

Mashable.com says Takei is the #1 most-influential person on Facebook, with more than 4.2 million followers. Takei has more than 700,000 followers on Twitter. Takei authored "Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet," released in e-book and paperback earlier this year, and it ranked #10 on the New York Times E-book nonfiction list.
Takei is featured in the comedy film Larry Crowne, starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, released in July 2011 by Universal Pictures.

Takei also stars in the action-comedy series Supah Ninjas, which premiered in April 2011 on Nickelodeon.
Takei and Tony Award winner Lea Salonga are developing a new musical called "Allegiance." The musical is an epic story of love, family and heroism during the Japanese American internment. Allegiance's world premiere at the Old Globe theatre in San Diego in 2012 will be followed by a Broadway run.

Takei's on-camera television credits also include guest appearances on The Neighbors, Hawaii Five-0, The New Normal, Malcolm in the Middle, Scrubs, Miami Vice, MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, The Six Million Dollar Man, Mission: Impossible, My Three Sons, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and The Twilight Zone. He has appeared on The Big Bang Theory, Psych, 3rd Rock from the Sun and Will & Grace.

Takei has brought his voiceover talent to hundreds of characters in film, television, video games and commercials during his prolific career. In film, Takei can be heard voicing characters in such films as Mulan, Mulan II and Batman Beyond: The Movie. He has voiced characters for numerous animated series including The Simpsons, Scooby-Do and the Samurai Sword, Transformers: Animated, Kim Possible, Futurama, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Hey Arnold!, Samurai Jack, Hercules, Spider-Man, The Smurfs and George Lucas' Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Adding to his resume, Takei has provided narration on many projects including the 2009 PBS series The National Parks: America's Best Idea, the 2006 Peabody Award-winning radio documentary, Crossing East, centered on the history of Asian American immigration to the United States and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (cassette) which garnered Takei a 1987 Grammy Award nomination for Best Spoken Word Album.

In addition to a busy acting career, Takei regularly appears on Howard Stern's Sirius XM satellite radio show. He is also an accomplished author having written Oh Myyy! There Goes the Internet, co-written the science-fiction novel Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe with Robert Asprin and published his autobiography To the Stars in 1994.

Takei, a Japanese American who from age 4 to 8 was unjustly interned in two U.S. internment camps during World War II, is an outspoken supporter of human right issues and community activist. Takei is chairman emeritus and a trustee of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles. Takei has served as the spokesperson for the Human Rights Campaign "Coming Out Project," and was cultural affairs chairman of the Japanese American Citizens League. He was appointed to the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission by former President Clinton and the government of Japan awarded Takei the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette, for his contribution to U.S. - Japanese relations. The decoration was conferred by His Majesty, Emperor Akihito, at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. In 2007, Asteroid 7307 Takei, located between Mars and Jupiter, was named in the performer's honor in appreciation for his social work.
Takei currently lives in Los Angeles with his husband Brad Takei. They were married at the Japanese American National Museum in Little Tokyo on Sept. 14, 2008.

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