The Monkees Tale, written by Eric Lefcowitz, was first published in 1985 (with a second printing in April 1986). The first true book on the group, it has since been updated and revised several times, most recently in 2013. I can still remember purchasing this book as a new fan at my local mall, subsequently combing through it during the course of the '80s resurgence of The Monkees. If you are attending the 2014 Monkees convention, be sure to say hello to Eric (who is scheduled to appear) and tell him you read about the first edition of the book on the Live Almanac blog!
Speaking of the upcoming convention, Rachel Lichtman was recently announced as a guest. Lichtman coordinated the video footage production shown on the big stage screen during the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Monkees tours. Her work clearly added a new dynamic to the shows, and she deserves recognition for her contributions to the recent tours. Rachel is also producing a new documentary about Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, due sometime in 2014.
Live in 2021