Live Long and ...

What I Might Have Learned Along the Way
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: DD39503
Released: Sep 04, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781250299116
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age. "I have always felt," William Shatner says early in his newest memoir, that "like the great comedian George Burns, who lived to 100, I couldn't die as long as I was booked." And Shatner is always booked. Still, a brief health scare in 2016 forced him to take stock. After mulling over the lessons he's learned, the places he's been, and all the miracles and strange occurrences he's witnessed over the course of an enduring career in Hollywood and on the stage, he arrived at one simple rule for living a long and good life: don't die. It's the only one-size-fits-all advice, Shatner argues in Live Long and..: What I Might Have Learned Along the Way, because everyone has a unique life?but, to help us all out, he's more than willing to share stories from his unique life. With a combination of pithy humor and thoughtful vulnerability, Shatner lays out his journey from childhood to peak stardom and all the bumps in the road. (Sometimes the literal road, as in the case of his 2,400-mile motorcycle trip across the country with a bike that didn't function.) William Shatner is one of our most beloved entertainers, and he intends never to stop entertaining. His funny, provocative, and poignant reflections offer an unforgettable read about a remarkable man.

Professional reviews

"William Shatner's latest audiobook effort offers an authentic, moderately paced narration dotted with self-deprecating humor. While this work is still another memoir at its core, his performance emphasizes many realities of growing older. Shatner's familiar voice periodically has a bit of a stammer that seems unintended yet entirely natural, and not a bit distracting. At the heart of his varied life observations is his belief that the best advice to follow is to follow no one else's advice. Stories abound from his unique life as a talented actor who said yes to nearly all opportunities for work and adventure, often combining the two. W.A.G. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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