"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 lifebut, 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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|Publisher:||St. Martin's Publishing Group|
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About the Author
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