Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

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Macmillan, Feb 16, 2016 - Biography & Autobiography - 288 pages
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New York Times Bestseller

Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles as Spock and Captain Kirk, in a new science fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes of Star Trek and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.

Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life.

As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.


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User Review  - mmaestiho - www.librarything.com

I was pleasantly surprised at this book. The over-the-top Shatner styled was seriously downplayed here. It still very much reads in Shatner's voice and is a story he is telling but it a wonderful ... Read full review

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User Review  - phoenixcomet - www.librarything.com

Leonard reads like a summary of Leonard Nimoy's life which was somewhat disappointing given the fact that these 2 men considered themselves best friends for nearly 50 years. It wasn't until the final ... Read full review

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William Shatner has worked as a musician, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, and notably played Captain Kirk on Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven Star Trek films. He won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as attorney Denny Crane on the TV drama Boston Legal. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Elizabeth.

David Fisher is the author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers, including William Shatner's autobiography Up Till Now. He lives in New York.

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