This is a great book! If you’re a fan of any of Shatner’s work, you should read this. To give you an idea of how fun this book is, here’s the opening paragraph:
I was going to begin my autobiography this way:
Call me…Captain James T. Kirk or Sergeant T.J. Hooker or Denny Crane Denny Crane or Twilight Zone plane passenger Bob Wilson or the Big Giant Head or Henry V or the Priceline Negotiator or…
There is so much I didn’t know about the man before listening to this book. He goes through and tells about his life, but in a very relaxed and conversational way. He’ll go off on tangents related to what he was talking about for a while before getting back to the story. He throws in little commercials for his stuff at his website http://www.williamshatner.com. Shatner has done some amazing work early in his career that I want to find and watch. For example, he was in Judgement at Nuremburg.
He goes though his entire career and talks about everything from his stage work in Canada to Star Trek to Rescue 911 to Boston Legal. This book has me wanting to find The Transformed Man and listen to all of it. Once you understand the concept behind it, it doesn’t seem quite so stupid as only the songs are. Absolutely wonderful and hilarious book. I would definately recommend listening to the audiobook as it is narrated by William Shatner. So much fun!
Spring Book Challenge: Read a book by a Canadian author other than Margaret Atwood or L.M. Montgomery.