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

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Penguin, Oct 4, 2011 - Humor - 272 pages
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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?
 

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User Review  - thebacklistbook - LibraryThing

this book was actually pretty good. I would really like to read more from him in future. alas it shall have to wait until the summer when my course load is somewhat lighter. there were some moment in ... Read full review

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User Review  - laurustina - LibraryThing

What can I say, except that this book is pure Shat. If you you like The Shat you'll enjoy it and if Shat doesn't do shit for you then why would you pick it up in the first place? Part advice from a ... Read full review

Contents

Always Take Shatners Word for It Even If You Suspect Hes Lying
INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 1
If Youre Gonna Be William Shatner Youll Need a Lot of Scrotum
CHAPTER 2
CHAPTER 3
Working as Shatners Assistant Is Its Own Reward No Payment Should Be Requested as None Will Be Given Be Mindful of That
Just Smile Youre Lucky You Made It
CHAPTER 13
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
Hit Save Every Few Minutes or You Will Lose Giant Portions of Your Shatner Rules Manuscript
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19

CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 7
Even If Youre a Mechanic Who Wisely Hits upon a Core Issue Concerning My Existence and Place in the World While Working on My Car Im Still...
If Shatner Works in Your Office during Flu Season Everyones Getting the Flu
Never Forget a PlugEspecially One That Keeps You out of the Security Line at the Airport
Every So Often Beam Up One of Your Grandkids to Help You Brush Up on the Modern Slang
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21
If You Make the Shatner Rules You Get to Break the Shatner Rules
Being Eighty Means That You Can Abruptly Change the Subject While Speaking and People Will Follow
CHAPTER 22
CHAPTER 23
CHAPTER 24
You Cant Be a Swinging Bachelor If Your Bachelor Pad Gets Towed for Being Too Close to a Hydrant
Do Not Keep Elisabeth KüblerRoss on Your Nightstand Shatner Rules Is a Slightly Lighter Read
Marry Someone Who Remembers Your Birthday
CHAPTER 25
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
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William Shatner has cultivated a career spanning over fifty years as an award-winning actor, director, producer, writer, recording artist, and horseman. He is one of Hollywood's most recognizable figures and a major philanthropist. In 1966, Shatner originated the role of Captain James T. Kirk in the television series Star Trek. The series spawned a feature film franchise where Shatner returned as Captain Kirk in seven of the Star Trek movies, one of which he directed. Shatner played the title role in the hit television series T.J. Hooker and won several Emmys and his first Golden Globe for his role on The Practice and Boston Legal. Shatner's Raw Nerve, currently airing on Bio, is his edgy celebrity interview series. Most recently, he was the star of the CBS sitcom $#*! My Dad Says, a sitcom based on a Twitter feed of the same name. Shatner has authored nearly thirty fiction and nonfiction titles, including his autobiography, Up Til Now, which was a New York Times bestseller. An avid horse rider and breeder, he has won numerous world championships in several equine events. His passions for horses and philanthropy were united when he started the Hollywood Charity Horse Show in 1990. The annual event benefits Los Angeles-based children's charities.

Chris Regan is a five-time Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who has written for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and Lopez Tonight. He was one of the contributors to the Daily Show's bestselling America (The Book) and is the author of Mass Historia: 365 Days of Historical Facts and (Mostly) Fictions.

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