From Publishers Weekly
Working with various collaborators, Shatner has previously written science fiction (the TekWar series) and science fact (I'm Working on That
), and ventured into memoir with Star Trek Memories
. Embarking on a full-scale autobiography, he begins with his Montreal childhood doing children's theater, then covers comedies with the Canadian National Repertory Theatre, lead roles with the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and live TV in New York City in 1956: I became one of the busiest actors in the city. At that point Shatner opens a Pandora's box of self-deprecating humor and fascinating anecdotes about the hilarious goofs, on-camera accidents and stage fright during the live TV era. Obsessed with work, Shatner took any job that came his way, from dog shows to reality TV. Some of his tales are quite funny, such as doing an entire feature film, Incubus
(1965), in Esperanto: No one understood their lines. Covering his multiple careers of acting, writing and directing, he never pulls his punches, describing humiliations as well as triumphs. Shatner's sincerity, honesty and heightened sense of humor all come across at warp speed in this entertaining memoir. (May 13)
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“Shatner’s sincerity, honesty, and heightened sense of humor all come across at warp speed in this entertaining memoir.” —Publishers Weekly
“Shatner makes you feel like he’s sitting out on the balcony with you, sharing a cigar and waxing nostalgic.” —The Oregonian
“That rare celebrity autobiography that’s as entertaining as it is self-revealing, a genuinely fun read.” —The Dallas Morning News
“It is now Bill Shatner’s universe—we just live in it.” —New York Daily News