William Shatner has seemed larger than life to many fans for more than four decades now, but in Shatner Rules: Your Key to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large he offers a look at himself as a normal man. He tells of personal insights and experiences as a working actor, as a husband and even as a grandfather. The stories span the time period from Captain Kirk all the way to Denny Crane, with Shatner joking about everything from his well-known ego to the fact that he's quickly approaching 85.
Shatner is well-known for both his perfectly timed delivery and his unmistakably familiar voice, so it just wouldn't be the same if the audiobook version of Shatner Rules wasn't narrated by Shatner himself. This, in fact, makes the book seem much like listening to the stories of an old friend rather than listening to an audiobook.
Shatner is an musician, spoken word artist, writer and director, but he is best known as Captain James T. Kirk from Star Trek. Though the series only lasted three seasons, he reprised the role in seven films and has even written several novels as the character. Shatner's other film work includes playing police sergeant in T. J. Hooker in the show of the same name, hosting real-life drama Rescue 911 and portraying an attorney named Denny Crane in both The Practice and Boston Legal.
In addition to his work in writing Star Trek-related fiction, Shatner has written several non-fiction books. These include Captain's Log: William Shatner's Personal Account of the Making of Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek Memories, Star Trek Movie Memories, Get a Life!, Star Trek: I'm Working on That: A Trek from Science Fiction to Science Fact, Up Till Now: The Autobiography and Shatner Rules. Shatner Rules, co-written with writer Chris Regan, was published in 2011.
Regan is best known as a writer on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, where he worked from 1999 until 2006. He's also written comedy show pilot episodes for several networks. As a journalist, his work has been published by New York and USA Today.
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).
This collection of rules, 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?
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