Live Long And . . .: What I Learned Along the Way

Live Long And . . .: What I Learned Along the Way

by William Shatner, David Fisher

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Overview

Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age.

"I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that "like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn’t die as long as I was booked." And Shatner is always booked.

Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he's learned, the places he's been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he's witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don't die.

It's the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in Live Long and...What I Might Have Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life—but, to help us all out, he's more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. (Sometimes the literal road, as in the case of his 2,400-mile motorcycle trip across the country with a bike that didn't function.)

William Shatner is one of our most beloved entertainers, and he intends never to stop entertaining. His funny, provocative, and poignant reflections offer an unforgettable read about a remarkable man.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250166708
Publisher: St. Martin's Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/07/2020
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 338,020
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

WILLIAM SHATNER has worked as a musician, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, and notably played Captain Kirk on Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven Star Trek films. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as attorney Denny Crane on the TV drama Boston Legal. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth.

DAVID FISHER is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers, including William Shatner's autobiography Up Till Now and Leonard. He lives in New York.

Table of Contents

1 A Fortunate Life 1

2 The Show Must Go On 24

3 A Passion for Passions 43

4 An Emotional Appeal 65

5 The Basic Ingredients: Health and (Some) Wealth 87

6 My Curious Quest for Adventure 111

7 Working to Find Happiness 131

8 Relationships Are Not All Relative 150

9 My Principal Beliefs 172

10 Where Does Time Go? 193

About the Authors 214

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