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Total Control: The Monkees Michael Nesmith Story Paperback – January 15, 2005
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Basically, I think it says enough when Michael Nesmith himself doesn't even approve of this book or its author. Don't waste your money!
I also have to disagree with one of the author's key assertions: that Nesmith "ruined" the Monkees by wresting control of the group from Don Kirshner. How so? If Nesmith hadn't struggled to gain a degree of autonomy for the Monkees, it's doubtful that they ever would have produced work like "Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, Ltd." or the "Head" soundtrack...and, decades later, people would have remembered them only vaguely as that goofy TV band who did 'I'm a Believer'.
If you're a Nez fan you'll obviously want to have this, and I'm not saying that it isn't a worthwhile purchase. I'm glad I read it. But "Total Control" could, without question, be improved upon.
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Very informational. Entertaining, as well. I recommend this book, if you like the Monkees. I was blown away by Mike's accomplishments.Published 4 months ago by Mr. T. Herrmann
I came to this book with the question in mind of "How much of a PITA was Mike Nesmith?" Even after reading the negative reviews, I was interested in reading it, because... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Gail M. Gary
Needed more details, and it gets a little undergrad in its style. But, still very fascinating and revealing. Read morePublished on November 1, 2013 by D Lewis
After reading this book, which is a total disappointment, one does not have the feeling the truth will ever be known about Michael or the relationship between the members of the... Read morePublished on October 15, 2013 by mgginaz
Author Randi Massingill, obviously had an "axe to grind" when she wrote this book about "Papa Nez". In the first few pages in the intro she makes it clear she is upset that Nesmith... Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by wonder boy
From what I had read in the past, Mike pushed the band to do their own thing. This book will gvie you more of the behind the scenes look from his perspective.Published on April 10, 2013 by sam
I enjoyed this brief history of Mike and the Monkees. Although not surprised, it was a bit disappointing to read about all the internal conflicts with my favorite childhood band,... Read morePublished on July 14, 2012 by KellysHero718
Interesting book, but it is just compiled interviews and nothing really new.
It's okay to get a basic feel for Mike, but it would be better if we had a true autobiography.
For not having any input from the man himself, I would say that it was a pretty decent book. You can say what you want about Nesmith himself, but I think the author did about as... Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by R. Hernandez