Published by Penguin on October 4th 2011
Genres: Humor, General, Biography & Autobiography, Entertainment & Performing Arts
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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).
To be Shatner, you must follow the rules included in this lively, entertaining, and thought-provoking volume. This collection of rules and fun factners, 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?
Note: The whole title of the book is actually “Shatner Rules: Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large” but that is a long title.
For those of you who haven’t figured it out yet, I am a total NERD (see previous post re: Full Frontal Nerdity). So, I decided to venture outside of my Romance genre obsession and listen to an audio book on a road trip with the hubby. He is not a fan of audio books and says they put him to sleep. Challenge accepted. I needed something nerdy and funny at the same time! William Shatner it is! And even better with William Shatner as the narrator!
Fun Factner- This book is hysterical.
We had to hit pause a few times because we were laughing so hard we couldn’t hear the book. This led to a couple of rewinds which led to more laughing. We laughed so hard we had to pee. Probably not the best thing to happen on a road trip but totally worth it.
Some memorable parts: William Shatner, young Jewish man, hitchhiking. William Shatner sharing a dressing room with Motley Crue at the Headbanger Awards. Even better, it was for a spoken word album he made with Ben Folds. William Shatner’s football parties that include Rush Limbaugh and Henry Rollins. The list could go on and on.
Be warned. Listening to this audiobook may lead to the urge to listen to William Shatner’s spoken word albums. I strongly advise against this particularly if you are trying to focus on anything. You could have an aneurysm from laughing.