🕮    Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy is a picture book biography of the Jewish actor best known for playing Mr. Spock on Star Trek. Author Rich Michelson was great friends with Nimoy and brings his personal perspective to the project. Click on the title to find many more links at Rich's own website.

Rich Michelson is a prolific poet and author, and has been on The Book of Life several times before:

  • Left: Rich Michelson, Right: Leonard Nimoy
    May 2007, Rich discusses his baseball themed picture book Across the Alley 
  • February 2009, Rich speaks on his award winning biography of Abraham Joshua Heshel and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., As Good As Anybody
  • December 2009, Rich takes part in a kidlit conversation at the Planet Esme Reading Room


Thanks to the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project for allowing The Book of Life to sample Nimoy's Yiddish recitation of Hamlet's soliloquy. Here is their full interview with him.


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Sherbs said…
Thanks for a wonderful podcast! I told my parents about Fascinating and my dad, who is a big Star Trek (original) fan and admirer of Leonard Nemoy just sent the book to my toddler. It was a great discussion and I can't wait to share the book with her and have her Saba read her all about Nemoy!