Live Long and. . .What I Learned Along the Way by William Shatner

Live Long and. . .What I Learned Along the Way

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, ...

Details Live Long and. . .What I Learned Along the Way

TitleLive Long and. . .What I Learned Along the Way
Release DateSep 4th, 2018
PublisherThomas Dunne Books
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Media Tie In, Star Trek

Reviews Live Long and. . .What I Learned Along the Way

  • Carol
    As a fan of Star Trek, it was interesting to find out about the life of the now 86 year old William Shatner, but somewhat disappointing too as there was so little about his relationship with the cast of the Starship Enterprise and friendship with Leonard Nimoy. One thing is for sure though, this man is a hard worker and talented free rides for him, and it doesn't sound like he's planning to stop anytime soon. He has a great passion for ...
  • Keith Chawgo
    Live Long and …What I Learned Along the Way is a book that is less autobiographical and more about the lesson of life from the great man himself. Told with empathy and able to keep his tongue firmly in his cheek but with a message that is inspiring and in depth.Although this is not a straight forward autobiography, it does share aspects of his life through the guidance of lessons learned whilst on his journey of life. There are times that the s...
  • Andrea Stoeckel
    “With age supposedly comes wisdom. I read that a long time ago. But I am now deep into my eightiess and I can with some sadness admit that I know very little. I have gained only enough wisdom to dismiss the belief that wisdom comes with aging. With aging, mostly, comes aches and pains.”William Shatner is 86 years old. He figures between Star Trek and Priceline, he’s easily recognized by 4 generations... not to mention his award winning Twil...
  • Lori Quick
    Live Long And... By William Shatner was such a great book. I really enjoyed it. The stories about his life and the things he has done is quite amazing.
  • Regina Mastrogiacomo
    An absolutely wonderful autobiography from a person I have watched on Television for years. It is an uplifting and encouraging view of the world and is right on, at least for me in how I see the world too.I like that he continues to say through the book that this is his opinion and that those who read this book should make up their own minds. I love that he loves to work and enjoy his life and he describes how he does it.Congratulations on a grea...
  • Bookworm Erica
    I won this book as an arc thru goodreads. I was super excited! Overall a really enjoyable book. I haven't read any of his previous work and had no idea about his third wife. The book is actually pretty funny. A very pleasant surprise!! I literally giggled out loud. Some parts of the book seemed to repeat a bit and I skimmed the last chapter. That may just be preference of reader. I'm not a big what about death person. Overall. Very good!!
  • Teena in Toronto
    Everyone knows who William Shatner is ... he is an actor, author, producer and director originally from Montreal. He was in Star Trek, T.J. Hooker, 3rd Rock from the Sun, The Practice, Boston Legal among others. He has been in plays, including the Stratford Festival early in his career. He is also a musician, author, screenwriter and director, celebrity pitchman and owner, trader, breeder and rider of horses.There are ten chapters in this book:1....
  • Kend
    This ... is an extremely messy memoir, and the copy I received still bore a number of grammar and spelling problems. It had an extremely "talky" voice, or perhaps more accurately came off as chatty or gossipy, and in so doing circled back and back again to Shatner's private obsessions: horses, his aging body, and why Leonard Nemoy stopped talking to him right before he died. Knowing that there are several other Shatner memoirs out there begs the ...
  • Laura Reading
    While not fully a 5 star, this book deserves more than 4 stars. I read a digital copy from Netgalley which may not have been the final copy. There could have been a bit more editing as there were a few repetitious sections, but overall this book left me feeling satisfied.I especially enjoyed the first few chapters. The final chapter, with thoughts on death, could have left me feeling sad but Mr. Shatner managed to bring me back up before the book...
  • Lorrie Savoy
    I received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book as a winner of a Goodreads Giveaway.This was a pleasant read. It purports to be an advice book, but the very first thing Shatner says is that he really doesn't give advice. He tells some anecdotes and attaches them to some basic life lessons. The best thing about the book is Shatner's conversational tone - his voice as a writer comes through. There's some repetition of details, but it felt like an ...
  • Brie
    I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads contest.I did not expect to enjoy this book but did. It is like having Shatner just converse with you about life and his experiences with living it. What he finds drives him in life and keeps him going.It made me think about my life and that is something many people do not do these days...unplug and reflect. Find what drives them and what they need to tap into or change. A fun, interesting, read.
  • Kayo
    A funny yet insightful memoir of William Shatner. There is a bunch of advice, which he admits he doesn't know it all. He's just telling his not so humble opinion. While I enjoyed this book, he did rant about religion that I didn't care for, but yet it IS HIS opinion. Thanks to author,publisher and Netgalley for the chance to read this book.While I got the book for free,it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.
  • Rebecca
    This memoir reads more self-help than autobiographical. I think I would have enjoyed it even less if I had been more familiar with William Shatner's life and career prior to reading. When it comes to memoirs, I feel that using a professional writer often takes away from the authentic voice of the "author," even if it does provide more polish. I definitely felt that way reading this one.
  • Patricia
    I won an ARC of this book through a Goodreads giveaway.I really enjoyed this book. It gives you insight into Bill Shatner as a person, while giving you a little backstory to his life. It's not an advice book, but more like his philosophy on life and living. Not a philosophy that he is saying is the way to go, but what has worked for him. Intriguing and interesting, just like the man.
  • Shawn Manning
    Disclosure: I won this from FirstReads. I've read most, if not everything Mr. Shatner has written. Some of it better than others. I believe this may be one of his better efforts. It's a quick read that feels more like you are having a chat with the man himself. Unlike some of his earlier non-fiction, there is little anecdotal recycling. Nicely done.
  • Janet
    One of my favorite actors. Great book. Thanks for being a Good reads winner.
  • Debby
    Received this book in a Goodreads giveaway. William Shatner shares revelations about living for eight decades.