Shatner Rules

Shatner Rules

Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam

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?



Baker & Taylor
The actor best known as Captain Kirk on "Star Trek" shares self-deprecating memories from his on- and off-screen experiences while discussing such topics as his larger-than-life celebrity persona, his career longevity, and his views on modern technology.

Baker
& Taylor

A latest personal account by the award-winning actor best known as Star Trek's Captain Kirk shares uproarious, self-deprecating memories from his on- and off-screen experiences while discussing such topics as his larger-than-life celebrity persona, his career longevity and his views on modern technology. 200,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780525952510
Branch Call Number: 791.45028 SHA
Characteristics: ix, 251 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm.
Additional Contributors: Regan, Chris

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Lisa_67
Oct 23, 2013

Great read! Kept me interested with his stories, wisdom and humor. Im really not into autobiography type books but since it was the one and only Shatner I gave it a chance.. Im glad I did!

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greenacres
Oct 11, 2013

This book is a very enjoyable read; and Shatner has a great philosophy of life.Note: Shatner was born in Montreal Canada.

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loudem
Aug 01, 2013

Shatner always makes me laugh. He's got the right attitude. For him life is one wild ride. Even at 82 ( 80 at the time he wrote the book ). Can't beat that.

abkeller Dec 02, 2012

If I learned anything from this book, it is to say “Yes” to life a lot more often! Avoiding saying “Yes” is safe, conservative and typically very dull. Conversely, taking risks opens one up to new opportunities, amazingly wonderful experiences one never would have enjoyed if he hadn’t given himself the chance. It’s time to be a little bold and outrageous!

This is an autobiography intertwined with humorous anecdotes and William Shatner’s own blend of rare philosophy. Learn about Shatner’s “salons,” in which attendees exchange ideas while watching football. Find out whether Captain Kirk of the starship Enterprise ever said, “Beam me up, Scotty!” and how William Shatner got his start in acting.

This is a fun and easy read. I chuckled my way through it and would recommend it to my friends -- and fiends -- as well!

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Magnifico1969
Feb 04, 2012

Shatner is truly an American icon and very funny. With his wide variety of roles and projects and the fact that he knows a truly diverse group of actors, musicians, and public figures, this book is a fun, fast read.

Cdnbookworm Nov 21, 2011

I was never a watcher of Star Trek, although I did catch the occasional episode in after school television and I was working at a movie theatre when the first Star Trek movie was released. I never watched the other shows Shatner was in either, but became more interested in him when I came across a Youtube clip of a serious stage performance he'd done. This book is humour and memoir, philosophy and marketing. Shatner tells of his past, his acting career, his life, his habits, and his passions. Using the construct of actor's ego, he makes himself bigger than life, while talking of taking chances and being open to new ideas. Shatner is an interesting man, but Bill is even more interesting. From horses to songs, mindfulness to talk shows, we learn what he is up to now and why we should be interested. I am.

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