Up Till Now

The Autobiography

William Shatner with David Fisher; Read by Author

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This is the story of William Shatner’s half-century career and private life. The audio will take readers from the streets of Montreal to regional theatre, where Shatner was once called upon to replace Christopher Plummer as Henry V— in a role he had never rehearsed, with actors he had never met. It will describe his early TV work and movies, among them Roger Corman’s The Intruder, a movie about racism filmed in the south in 1961; Kingdom of the Spiders, in which he costarred with 30,000 tarantulas; and Incubus, the only film ever made in the language of Esperanto.

It will include his private life, including the complete story of the drowning death of his third wife. It will include stories from three other series, T.J. Hooker, Rescue 911—which saved more than 240 lives—and Boston Legal, as well as his work on Third Rock from the Sun, for which he won his first Emmy for playing “the Big Giant Head.”

And of course, it will include the story of Star Trek; how it came about and how it affected him—and fans—concluding with the story of a taxi driver who told Shatner he’d been a prisoner in Vietnam and that pretending they were the Star Trek crew kept him and his fellow inmates sane. And yes, it will include his singing and commercials and quiz show hosting and award show hosting and the greatest practical joke ever played, Invasion, Iowa, not to mention the story about Shatner being invited into a cage with Koko the Gorilla—who wanted to take him back to her bedcage.

After almost 60 years, William Shatner has become one of our most beloved entertainers. And as evidenced by Comedy Central’s roast, “The Shat Hits the Fan,” Shatner gets the joke. For the first time, William Shatner shares with listeners the remarkable, full story of his life.

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Listen to William Shatner read from his autobiography Up Till Now in this audiobook excerpt. After almost sixty years as an actor, William Shatner has become one of the most beloved entertainers in the world. It was the original Star Trek series, and later its films, that made Shatner an internationally known figure, but he neither began nor ended his career with Captain Kirk. He straddled the classic world of the theater and the new world of television.

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William Shatner with David Fisher; Read by Author

William Shatner played Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise on Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven Star Trek movies. He also played Police Sergeant T.J Hooker, from 1982 to 1986, and has worked as a musician, producer, director, and celebrity pitchman, recently for Priceline.com. He has won two Emmys and a Golden Globe for his role as attorney Denny Crane on the TV drama Boston Legal.  David Fisher is the author of more than a dozen bestselling books, among them Gracie with George Burns, What's What, the first visual reference book, and the novel The War Magician. He has written extensively for national magazines and newspapers.

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Up Till Now
The Autobiography
William Shatner with David Fisher; Read by Author

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
May 2008
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427205605
ISBN10: 1427205604
Audio Run Time: 11:00
$19.99

Abridged Digital Audio

Abridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
May 2008
Abridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427204165
ISBN10: 1427204160
Audio Run Time: 6:00
$14.99

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Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin/Thomas Dunne Books
April 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312561635
ISBN10: 0312561636
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages, Includes sixteen pages of color photographs
$17.99

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St. Martin's Press
Thomas Dunne Books
April 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429937979
ISBN10: 1429937971
368 pages, Includes sixteen pages of color photographs
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