Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

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by William Shatner, Chris Regan
     
 

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You love William Shatner.
You admire his many and varied talents.
You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks.
You want to learn his master negotiation techniques.
You wish you could hang out with him.
Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner.

And now...you can (almost).

To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in

Overview

You love William Shatner.
You admire his many and varied talents.
You appreciate his creativity and willingness to take risks.
You want to learn his master negotiation techniques.
You wish you could hang out with him.
Admit it. You want to BE William Shatner.

And now...you can (almost).

To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in this lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking volume. This collection of rules and fun factners, illustrated with stories from Bill’s illustrious life and career, will show you how Bill became WILLIAM SHATNER, larger than life and bigger than any role he ever played. Shatner Rules is your guide to becoming William Shatner. Or more accurately, beautifully Shatneresque. Because let's face it...Shatner does rule, doesn't he?

Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Shatner Rules:

“This book is an utter delight. It is, literally, laugh-out-loud funny. The stories are full of twists that are at times surreal—like having Henry Rollins and Rush Limbaugh together at a football party in Bill’s house. Shatner Rules is a light, clever, witty book that is all about enjoying life from the perspective of a now eighty-year-old man with fascinating stories to tell… this is a great read.”—Portland Book Review

“The galaxy's most famous starship captain offers a mostly tongue-in-cheek guide to his rules for living, complete with anecdotes and life lessons. Eighty years old and still going strong with multiple TV shows, films, books and appearances…Shatner's lust for life shines through… Whatever the situation—be it an awkward dinner with Charlton Heston or a fight to the death with a wild boar—Shatner applies his rules as only he can…[his] fans will relish the opportunity to learn from the master.”—Kirkus Reviews

Library Journal
The man who embodied Captain Kirk and currently stars in $#*! My Dad Says offers not so much a birth-to-now memoir as a demonstration of personality. For fans, including his 400,000 Twitter followers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451236487
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/04/2012
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,074,217
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over fifty years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood's most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the television series Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed. Shatner played the title role in the hit television series T.J. Hooker and won several Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his role on The Practice and Boston Legal. Shatner's Raw Nerve, currently airing on Bio, is his edgy celebrity interview series. Most recently, he was the star of the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, a sitcom based on a Twitter feed of the same name. Shatner has authored nearly thirty fiction and nonfiction titles, including his autobiography, Up Til Now, which was a New York Times bestseller. An avid horse rider and breeder, he has won numerous world championships in several equine events. His passions for horses and philanthropy were united when he started the Hollywood Charity Horse Show in 1990. The annual event benefits Los Angeles-based children's charities.

Chris Regan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who has written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Lopez Tonight. He was one of the contributors to the Daily Show's bestselling America (The Book) and is the author of Mass Historia: 365 Days of Historical Facts and (Mostly) Fictions.

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Shatner Rules 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
AnnBKeller More than 1 year ago
If I learned anything from this book, it is to say “Yes” to life a lot more often! Avoiding saying “Yes” is safe, conservative and typically very dull. Conversely, taking risks opens one up to new opportunities, amazingly wonderful experiences one never would have enjoyed if he hadn’t given himself the chance. It’s time to be a little bold and outrageous! This is an autobiography intertwined with humorous anecdotes and William Shatner’s own blend of rare philosophy. Learn about Shatner’s “salons,” in which attendees exchange ideas while watching football. Find out whether Captain Kirk of the starship Enterprise ever said, “Beam me up, Scotty!” and how William Shatner got his start in acting. This is a fun and easy read. I chuckled my way through it and would recommend it to my friends -- and fiends -- as well!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Shatner is one of those gents who you find asking yourself "How does he work?" And now, a week later, I think I have a pretty good idea. Shatner writes in a way thats personal, like he's there with you shooting the bull. You will read it in his voice, I guarantee it. While I personally maintain my stance that he is the worst singer I have ever seen, the man knows how to spin a yarn.
DrRita More than 1 year ago
I saw Mr. Shatner this morning on Good Morning America, and I have admired him since I was a teenager and first saw him in late night re-runs of Star Trek. I still do admire the great body of work he has produced over the course of his lifetime, and I will still enjoy watching him on television, but I must warn you --- DON'T BUY THIS BOOK! You will be so upset that you wasted your money. First off, don't waste your time downloading the free sample. It does NOT even provide you enough pages to cover what is in the contents, and I can see why. The book is so poorly written and utterly boring that I can't even get through half of the book. If you must see for yourself, at least do yourself a favor and purchase the hard copy of it. At least that way you can return it and get your money back. It is described as funny, but I think the only ones laughing are Mr. Shatner, his agent, and publisher, all the way to the bank. Mr. Shatner, you should be ashamed of yourself. What a piece of drivel.
adamis More than 1 year ago
William Shatner writes a delightful and humorous account of life after 80. His general rules for living the good life are right on and his comments about his career and interaction with fellow cast members is informative. He admits his faults and seems to truly seek reconciliation with those Trek cast members who, for some reason unkmown to him, to this day harbor ill-will toward him. His easy writing style and self-deprivatung humor were endearing and I found his oft-stated respect for the fans who have stayed with him throughout his career, especially the Trekkies, was a genuine surprise to me. I liked the book and purchased it because I wanted a break from the more serious stuff I tend to enjoy reading (science, history, biology etc.) I picked it up, read the first few pages and was impressed that he got my attention immediately. That, to me, is how I judge a book. If the author can't interest me at the very start, what chance does he or she have of impressing me 100 pages into the text. Oh yeah, and if you ever meet him, try to avoid saying, "Beam me up, Scottie"; he's heard it said in greetings a lot, maybe too much.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyable romp through the hyperactive world of the one and only William Shatner. I laughed out loud.
ColoradoBR More than 1 year ago
There are stories that Shatner shared that were interesting and entertaining, especially the ones that involved his feud with various Star Trek cast members. Another good part of the book was some of his interactions with his family and his fans. However, there was a point during this book where William Shatner slipped into a completely foreign tongue. It was not as funny as I am sure that Shatner thought it would be. That part of the book lost my attention. There were other times where the Shatner prose did not entertain me, but he did manage to slip in a good story here and there.
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Read the headline... it says it all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Excellent book, love the stories... Great sense of humor
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William Shatner holds nothing back. Whether you love him or hate him, there's no denying his talents to entertain. Loved the book, Bill!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very fun book! I highly recommend it.