Live Long and …: What I Learned Along the Way

By William Shatner , with David Fisher
Read by William Shatner

5.20 Hours 09/04/2018 unabridged
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This program is read by William Shatner. Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age in this fascinating audiobook. "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 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 audiobook about a remarkable man.

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This program is read by William Shatner.

Star Trek legend and veteran author William Shatner discusses the meaning of life, finding value in work, and living well whatever your age in this fascinating audiobook.

"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 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 audiobook about a remarkable man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[A] frank and witty memoir…Shatner delivers sage advice on romance, wealth, and his prolific career, and his honesty will resonate with readers (he was so broke at one point that ‘when Star Trek was canceled, I was Captain Kirk, though I couldn’t cash a $15 check’). At eighty-seven, Shatner movingly reflects on his long life as a gifted, troubled, hard-working entertainer.” Publishers Weekly
“It is now Bill Shatner’s universe—we just live in it.” New York Daily News, praise for the author

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Author Bio: David Fisher

David Fisher has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers, including Gracie and All My Best Friends with George Burns and The Umpire Strikes Back with Ron Luciano. The audio version of Gracie won a Grammy Award in 1990. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, and his work has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Fisher has written for the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, and Car and Driver. He is also the author of the new videogame MadeMan. Fisher lives in New York City with his wife, Laura.

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Author Bio: William Shatner

William Shatner, an acclaimed actor, musician, recording artist, author, and film director, is best known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk in the highly successful Star Trek television series. He has also starred in the television series T. J. Hooker and as Denny Crane in the hit television series Boston Legal, a role for which he has won two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award.He is also the author of numerous Star Trek novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books.He is actively involved in charitable activities for the Juvenile Justice Connection Project, Tourette’s Syndrome, the California Endangered Species Campaign, and Toys for Tots, and he also speaks at Star Trek conventions nationwide. He made his film debut in the 1957 production of The Brothers Karamazov, followed by Judgment at Nuremberg, The Intruder, and other films. During the early 1960s he had guest roles in many of the top television shows.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 5.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English