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Publisher's Summary

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?
©2011 William Shatner (P)2011 Penguin
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By colleen on 07-09-12

I can't believe he's 80!

What's not to like. Cute stories about his life and career seasoned with the unique Shatner flavor. I only wish it was longer. If you like William Shatner than you like like this one.

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By Jacli on 04-09-12

William Shatner DOES Rule!

Would you listen to Shatner Rules again? Why?

I have listened to this book three times already and am sure I will listen to it many more times in the future. I have shared it with family and friends and alike. The book is funny, irreverant, sweet and insightful. William Shatner speaks so easily and so freely in this book you actually feel more like a friend listening to another friend share stories rather than a reader. He doesn't hold back either. Mr. Shatner shares some real personal insights and experiences and doesn't shy away from talking about his Star Trek relationships, epiphanies and even failures. <br/><br/>Listening to this book is almost like having a heart to heart with one of the most successful actors on the planet. In this book he shares triumphs, life lessons and some truly funny stuff. As an actor this book holds lessons that are invaluable. As a pure straight up fan this book is simply priceless.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The standout character in this book is quite simply, William Shatner. He holds a mirror up to himself and his life and reveals to us the man, the actor, the husband, the creative mind, the grandfather. He shows himself as a real human being, flaws and all. Mr. Shatner is proud of his accomplishments, his highs and his lows and is not afraid to learn from all of it. In this book he shares his lessons and his fantastic, sardonic sense of humour and above all else: his intense gratitude for the life he lives. This man is a fighter and he makes you want to be one too.

What does William Shatner bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

While Mr. Shatner is a fantastic writer, clear, concise and capable of weaving many a fantastic mental picture with his words alone hearing his actual voice is the absolute icing on the cake. I hate to admit this, I am a voice actress after all, but this is one book that absolutely NO ONE else could have read as successfully. Mr. Shatner uses both his superb writing style and his intimate

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

William Shatner in his own words, the story of a gifted man.

Any additional comments?

I bought this book because I have been a fan of Mr. Shatner's from Captain Kirk all the way to Denny Crane and beyond. I thought it would be a great laugh. I was seriously surprised by how genuinely open he was in this book and how willing he was to lay his life wide open for readers to see. Listening to this book was like having one of Oprah's Lifeclasses/Master Classes shared with me in a private session. Very refreshing. It was a pleasure and an honor and I would highly recommend this reading experience to absolutely anyone of any age.

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By S on 09-04-12

This octogenarian rules!

Published and narrated in 2011 at the ripe old age of 80 this is high calibre entertainment at its best.
Erudite, sharp, witty, inspirational!
Do yourself a favour and download now - you will not regret it.

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By PKB on 12-27-11

Absolutely hilarious!

A really excellent listen for Shatner fans. Excellent reading, madness in delivery and some moments will have you crying with laughter, some will have you cringing. Enjoyed every minute - several times.

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