Up Till Now

  • by William Shatner
  • Narrated by William Shatner
  • 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

William Shatner gets the joke about William Shatner. In fact, most of the time he's the one telling it. His self-effacing attitude, so perfectly parodied in the bombastic character he now plays on Boston Legal, Denny Crane, is one of the reasons for his huge popularity. While best known for his creation of Captain James T. Kirk, commander of the starship Enterprise on Star Trek, William Shatner has been a working actor for more than half a century. He has experienced all the ups (the awards and acclaim) and the downs (having to live for a time in the truck bed of his camper when he couldn't get work) that are a part of the actor's world. In Up Till Now he tells us about his remarkable life, from training as a Shakespearan actor under Sir Tyrone Guthrie to his time on Broadway, his movie career, and, of course, his successful tv series.He has worked with an extraordinary range of actors, among them Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland, Walter Matthau, Sandra Bullock, Ben Stiller, and Robert DeNiro. He also writes, with glee, about some of his less successful ventures, including Incubus, the only feature ever made entirely in Esperanto.As funny, charming, and self-deprecating as the man himself, this book will delight his many fans of all ages.

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"It is now Bill Shatner's universe - we just live in it." (New York Daily News)

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Brilliantly done

Very good. He doesn't devote the book to Star Trek, which is something I was worried about. He gives each of his characters a good, in-depth, look in. He has some amazing behind-the-scenes stories with hilarious outcomes. He illuminates some of the more hyped up events of his life. The death of his wife, etc. I thoroughly enjoyed this. He delivered it the only way you would have expected him to. Very well written, brilliantly narrated. Definitely a must buy for anyone who ever saw him in anything. Well done, Shatman!
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- Ron "Literary graduate and published columnist turned glorified grease monkey."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-20-2008
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.