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Author: David Fisher, William Shatner Narrator: William Shatner Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781427205605
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After almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. And it seems as if Shatner is everywhere. In Up Till Now, Shatner sits down with readers and offers the remarkable, full story of his life and explains how he got to be, well, everywhere.

It was the original Star Trek series, and later its films, that made Shatner instantly recognizable, called by name---or at least by Captain Kirk's name---across the globe. But Shatner neither began nor has ended his career with that role. From the very start, he took his skills as an actor and put them to use wherever he could. He straddled the classic world of the theater and the new world of television, whether stepping in for Christopher Plummer in Shakespeare's Henry V or staring at "something on the wing" in a classic episode of The Twilight Zone. And since then, he's gone on to star in numerous successful shows, such as T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911,and Boston Legal.

William Shatner has always been willing to take risks for his art. What other actor would star in history's first---and probably only---all-Esperanto-language film? Who else would share the screen with thousands of tarantulas, release an album called Has Been, or film a racially incendiary film in the Deep South during the height of the civil rights era? And who else would willingly paramotor into a field of waiting fans armed with paintball guns, all waiting for a chance to stun Captain...er, Shatner?

In this touching and very funny autobiography, William Shatner's Up Till Now reveals the man behind these unforgettable moments, and how he's become the worldwide star and experienced actor he is today.

"It is now Bill Shatner's universe---we just live in it."---New York Daily News

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • Among longlisted titles for Audible.com Best of the Year, 2008
  • Winner of Publishers Weekly Listen Up Awards: Best in Category, 2008

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 2/20/2014

    " Surprisingly funny and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sallie | 2/17/2014

    " I picked this up from a sale table at B&N a couple of years ago, and just found it near the bottom of one of my to-be-read piles of books. Shatner had me laughing from the beginning, so this should be a fun read. The man is CRAZY, but I like him. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marian | 1/31/2014

    " Funny and enjoyable autobiography1 Just reading to preview books for my book club's "celebrity Autobiography" genre day-- "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larry | 1/12/2014

    " Funny insight into a TV icon. Light summer reading. Who remembers Shatner did the worst rendition ever recorded of the Beatles classic "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyndsay | 12/31/2013

    " yes, i really am reading this..... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/5/2013

    " I cannot feign objectivity here. I adore William Shatner beyond words. His autobiography was egocentric, melodramatic, self-effacing, and utterly charming. I listened to this book in its audio format. Narrated by the author and laughed from beginning to end. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Holly | 11/4/2013

    " I was a William Shatner fan ... until I read this book. Pompous and under-edited, even the few funny stories couldn't keep me listening to his tired jokes and stream of consciousness rambling through the past. It saddens me that I like him less now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 4/26/2013

    " Deliberately cheesy, funny, forthright memoir of a cheesy, hammy, funny, Falstaffian character / person / actor. I cannot imagine reading this as a book; hearing it as a Shatner-narrated audiobook is just right, with lots of out-loud laughs. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shane | 1/16/2013

    " It's life, but not as we know it - this is life in William Shatner's world, and mad, glorious, funny world it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/1/2013

    " I enjoyed this book a lot more than I expected to. He has a great sense of humor about himself, but I think it took him a while to get there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davehk | 6/24/2012

    " Weird. But written in exactly his voice. Took some time to get into; but well worth the effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 1/21/2012

    " He's Canadian, so of course he's funny!!!!! Loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rone | 1/12/2012

    " on audio, He has a delightful voice & some of his stories are very funny, & he is very open about his downfalls "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 11/11/2011

    " An enjoyable funny read about Captain Kirk, Spock, Tyrone Guthrie, his 4 wives, one who drowned, all his records, movies, TV series, very funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leah | 11/5/2011

    " Slow at times but an interesting insight into how he became who he is today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilbookworm | 8/13/2011

    " Really enjoyed this book. Very in depth I thought. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 6/8/2011

    " A thoroughly tongue in cheek look at the life of the big giant head. Love him or loathe him, he has had (and still does) a very colourful life, he is out to enjoy himself and doesn't take himself too seriously along the way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 5/4/2011

    " Very witty, sometimes emotional but always enjoyable. A very good read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill | 4/10/2011

    " Just fished reading Shatner's autobiography. Just like I found his interview show "Raw Nerve" incredibly original, so is his autobiography.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Calgovin | 3/15/2011

    " Hi-lare-i-us !!!!! I LOVED this audio CD, and recommend it to anyone who know how well Shatner plays-up being "Shatner".

    It also touches on the more serious sides of his life (so far). Vary entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ggroogle | 3/10/2011

    " What can I say? The guy has led an amazing life and tells a great story. It's a fascinating look into the heart of one of today's great entertainers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Graham | 3/10/2011

    " What can I say? The man has led an extraordinary life and tells great stories to boot! It's a great look into the heart and mind of one of today's best entertainers... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/16/2011

    " Hilarious! Id love to meet him! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil | 1/24/2011

    " A good insight into the life and career as the man who will be forever known as Captain Kirk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob | 12/1/2010

    " Surprisingly funny and well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 11/30/2010

    " If you like William Shatner you will find this entertaining. He's had quite the long career. He reads the book himself. A couple of times he almost sounded a little arrogant, but....he's Captain Kirk! I still like him after hearing the book so that's a good thing! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/10/2010

    " An entertaining and illuminating introduction to a very public figure. There are so many things that surprised me about Shatner and about his career that I found this really interesting to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 9/20/2010

    " I love Shatner, what can I say? "

About the Author

David Fisher has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers, including Gracie and All My Best Friends with George Burns and The Umpire Strikes Back with Ron Luciano. The audio version of Gracie won a Grammy Award in 1990. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, and his work has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Fisher has written for the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, and Car and Driver. He is also the author of the new videogame MadeMan. Fisher lives in New York City with his wife, Laura.

About the Narrator

William Shatner, an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director, is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the highly successful Star Trek television series. He has also starred in the television series T. J. Hooker and as Denny Crane in the hit television series Boston Legal, a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.He is also the author of numerous Star Trek novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books.He is actively involved in charitable activities for the Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Tourette’s Syndrome, the California Endangered Species Campaign, and Toys for Tots, and he also speaks at Star Trek conventions nationwide. He made his film debut in the 1957 production of The Brothers Karamazov, followed by Judgment at Nuremberg, The Intruder, and other films. During the early 1960s he had guest roles in many of the top television shows.