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The Longest Trek / My Tour of the Galaxy (SIGNED)

Whitney, Grace Lee, with Jim Denney

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ISBN 10: 1884956033 / ISBN 13: 9781884956034
Published by Quill Driver Books, Clovis, CA, 1998
Condition: As New Soft cover
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As-new, unread large octavo trade paperback, inscribed & signed in red ink (full name) by the author to the half-title page. "First Edition" stated, though this is NOT the "Limited Edition." Ms. Whitney tells the tale of how she was sexually assaulted by a powerful executive on the set if the first-year "Star Trek" TV series -- speculation has focused on series creator Gene Roddenberry himself, but she would never name her assailant, and her willingness to work with Roddenberry in later years would thus become unusual. Whitney was eliminated from the series after filming several episodes and before the first show aired, purportedly because the perceived relationship between her character (Yeoman Janice Rand) and Bill Shatner's Captain Kirk was seen as limiting the captain's potential for outside romantic involvements. She returned to be involved in the film sequels as well as, of course, the "Star Trek convention" industry. Otherwise a Hollywood autobiography with considerable emphasis on the author's decades-long struggle with alcoholism. Whitney also appeared in the films "Some Like It Hot" and "Irma La Douce" and in episodes of the TV series "Outer Limits," "Bonanza," "The Untouchables," "Gunsmoke," "The Big Valley," "Hart to Hart," "Batman," "Bewitched," etc. 197 pp. Reduced from $37. Bookseller Inventory # 004882

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Title: The Longest Trek / My Tour of the Galaxy (...

Publisher: Quill Driver Books, Clovis, CA

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

She opened for jazz great Billie Holiday, shared the set with Marilyn Monroe, and flirted on-screen with Jack Lemmon. In her dream role, Gene Roddenberry beamed her aboard the Starship Enterprise as Yeoman Janice Rand in the original ""Star Trek"" series. But a terrifying sexual assault on the studio lot and her lifelong feelings of emptiness and isolation would soon combine to turn her starry dream into a nightmare.

From the Author:

I wrote THE LONGEST TREK for my fans, because they've been asking for this book for years. I wrote it for my two sons, because they have never before heard the full story of the things I did and the things I went through when they were young. And I wrote it for myself, because I needed to purge those events from my memory and my soul, and get them down on paper.

It has been a liberating, exciting adventure to tell my story, and to witness the response it has gotten from people around the country. During the writing of the book, I was worried that the fans would hate me because of some of the awful things I've done in my life, which I freely disclose in THE LONGEST TREK. But no! Everyone has been wonderful to me, showering me with love and support! To everyone I've talked to or heard from since the book came out, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!

After the manuscript was completed, the first person I wanted to show it to was my friend Leonard Nimoy--Star Trek's Mr. Spock--who literally saved my life in those terrible days after I was written out of Star Trek. I sent the book to him, then I fretted and wondered, What will Leonard think? What if he hates the book? I didn't have long to wait.

A couple days later, my phone rang. It was Leonard. Grace, he said, would you like to hear the foreword I've written for your book? Here, in part, is what he read to me:

I call her Amazing Grace.' She rejects that name and denies that she is amazing, but I insist, because she is. ...

If you think this is simply another book of Star Trek anecdotes and inside jokes, take a deep breath and plunge in. This is a Star Trek book which will transform people's lives. It will give insight into a human condition and guidance to many in need.

It is a blessing to all of us that she has put this life of hers to such generous use.

My thanks to Grace--always amazing.

I cried when I first heard those words from my dear friend, Leonard Nimoy.

The very first day of the book's release, I was a guest at a science fiction convention in Pasadena, and I signed a copy for Ann Lockhart, a beautiful young actress you'll remember from Battlestar Galactica and many other shows. The next morning, she came up to me and her face was alight, and she said, Grace, your story is so incredible, I couldn't put it down until I'd finished it! Your book kept me up all night! It has been one of the great blessings of my life to have heard that same comment from dozens more people in recent weeks.

When I called Harlan Ellison and told him I had written an entire chapter on my cookies and milk days with him, I think it scared him half to death! Oh, no! he groaned. What did you write about me?! But after I sent him a copy, he called back and said, Grace, you're terrific! Thank you for sharing your story with the world!

I go to Star Trek conventions and book signings around the country, and everywhere I go, people line up around the block to get a copy. In Detroit, Portland, New York, New Jersey, L.A., Las Vegas--everywhere I go, I take cartons of books and they sell out in a few hours! And when I'm out of books, I tell people, Check Amazon.com--they'll never run out of copies!

And after you read the book, please drop me a note in care of my publisher (the address is in the book), and tell me what you think!

With love, GRACE LEE WHITNEY

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