Our favorite surviving Star Trek The Original Series star who is not Nichelle Nichols, the wonderful George Takei has written a new book and he’s gonna be in Seattle TOMORROW (Thursday, Sept 5th) to promote it!
The out and proud Asian-American actor is making the publicity circuit to support his new graphic memoir, THEY CALLED US ENEMY, where George recalls his experiences as a child during World War 2 when he and his family were imprisoned simply for being “resident aliens” while the United States was at war with Japan. Working with co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, George relates this tragic moment in American history and how it affected him and his family.
George Takei will be at University Bookstore, 4326 University Way NE (in the U-District) from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm to sign copies of the new book. Go here to buy tickets (which includes the cost of the book). Do note that this signing is for THIS book only…in other words, do not bring along 50 photos and posters and DVDs and what not for him to sign…it ain’t gonna happen.
We should note we, like many of you, j’adore George. He’s a delightful man to experience and spend time with.
More poo about the book.
Join us for a chance to meet George Takei and get a signed copy of his new graphic memoir, “They Called Us Enemy.”
NOTE: This will be a signing line only. Your ticket includes a copy of the book and entrance to the signing line for one person. Find the complete signing guidelines at ubookstore.com/events.
About the Book:
George Takei has captured hearts and minds worldwide with his captivating stage presence and outspoken commitment to equal rights. But long before he braved new frontiers in Star Trek, he woke up as a 4-year-old boy to find his own birth country at war with his fathers and their entire family forced from their home into an uncertain future.
In 1942, at the order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, every person of Japanese descent on the west coast was rounded up and shipped to one of ten relocation centers, hundreds or thousands of miles from home, where they would be held for years under armed guard.
They Called Us Enemy is Takei’s firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the joys and terrors of growing up under legalized racism, his mothers hard choices, his fathers faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.
What does it mean to be American? Who gets to decide? When the world is against you, what can one person do? To answer these questions, George Takei joins co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker for the journey of a lifetime.
About the Author:
With an acting career spanning six 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. But Takei’s story goes where few stories have gone before. From a childhood spent with his family wrongfully imprisoned in Japanese American internment camps during World War II, to becoming one of the country’s leading figures in the fight for social justice, LGBTQ rights, and marriage equality, Takei remains a powerful voice on issues ranging from politics to pop culture, and has been ranked the #1 most influential person on Facebook. He now co-stars in the 10-part AMC miniseries The Terror: Infamy, and his new graphic memoir, They Called Us Enemy, with co-writers Justin Eisinger & Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, is a New York Times Bestseller.