Shatner Rules Your Guide to Understanding the Shatnerverse and the World at Large

ISBN-10: 0525952519
ISBN-13: 9780525952510
Edition: 2011
Authors: William Shatner
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Description: A look at the man, the myth, and the magic that is William Shatner. William Shatner has had a million lives, it seems, since he played James Tiberius Kirk on Star Trek. In fact, he's become an icon adored as much for being William Shatner as for his  More...

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List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/4/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

A look at the man, the myth, and the magic that is William Shatner. William Shatner has had a million lives, it seems, since he played James Tiberius Kirk on Star Trek. In fact, he's become an icon adored as much for being William Shatner as for his many starring roles. He's the Priceline Negotiator in a series of over-the-top (and hilarious) commercials, and clips of his appearances on talk shows reciting everything from Cee-Lo's hit song "F**k You" to Sarah Palin's speeches have gone massively viral. Shatner Rulesgives his many fans a glimpse inside the genius of this unpredictable star. With insight, wisdom, and, of course, a heavy dose of humor, Mr. Shatner reveals the truth behind his persona, his own career longevity, his understanding of modern technology, and the benefit of staying true to yourself, no matter what the situation. Welcome to the Shatnerverse.

William Shatner is an actor and writer. He was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 22, 1931. He graduated from McGill University in 1952. Shatner made his acting debut at the Montreal Playhouse in 1952 and performed with the Canadian Repertory Theatre in Ottawa. From 1954 to 1956 he appeared in the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario and in 1956 he made his Broadway debut in Tamburlaine the Great. In 1966, Shatner was cast as Captain James Tiberius Kirk in the TV series Star Trek. The TV show inspired several film spin-offs, the early ones starring the original cast. Shatner directed Star Trek V. He also co-starred in a law-related series on television called Boston Legal with James Spader. In addition to acting, Shatner began a career as a writer of science fiction novels. The first one, Tek War, was published in 1989. Shatner has also written his memoirs, Star Trek Memories. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1999 for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance as The Big Giant Head on the TV series 3rd Rock From the Sun.

Introduction Rule: Start Every Book With An Introduction
Rule: Say "Yes"
Rule: To Be Shatner, You Must Know Shatner
Rule: Busy Is Measured In Units Of Shatner
First Rule For Turning 80: Just Smile. You're Lucky You Made It
Rule: Go West, Young Man. And Leave The Map At Home
Rule: Stay Hydrated
Rule: It's Good To Bury The Hatchet�So Your Former Costars Won't Find It And Use It On You
Rule: Get The Damn Line Right!
Rule: Always Have A Spare Set Of Underwear On Hand
Rule: Eat What You Kill! (Provided It Doesn't Kill You First!)
Rule: If Anyone Asks You To Star In A Movie Shot Entirely In Esperanto. Say "Kiam Kaj Kiel Multa?"
Rule: Balls Are Important, But Stones Are Money
Rule: You Can Always Find A Good Friend In A White Crowd
Rule: Know When To Turn Shatner On, And When To Turn Shatner Off
Rule: Grab Life By The (Golden) Throat
Rule: Respect The Artistic Process Of Others, Even If Their Process Takes Forever
Second Rule For Turning 80: Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Rule: Don't Trust The Facebook
Rule: Remember Where You Came From... Eh?
Rule: If You Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth, You Might Find More Gifts!
Rule: Know Which Conversations Require A Bullet-Proof Vest
Rule: Talk Is Cheap�Unless You Can Make Money With A Talk Show
Rule: Birds Of A Feather Flock Together. But They Make For Dull Football Parties
Third Rule For Turning 80: You're Eighty. Say What's On Your Mind
Rule: If You Go To The Land Down Under, Thumb It!
Rule: Dying Is Easy. Dying On Stage While Doing Comedy Is Easy, Too
Rule: Settle For Second Billing Only If The Top-Billed Act Can Beat You Up
Fourth Rule For Turning 80: Get. Out. Of. Bed
Rule: Don't Die. You'll Miss Out On All The Lifetime Achievement Awards
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