My Fifty-year Friendship With A Remarkable Man

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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"William Shatner's personal tribute to his longtime friend and Star Trek co-star, Leonard Nimoy"--
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781250083319
Branch Call Number: 791.45028092 NIMOY-S
Characteristics: 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisher, David 1946-- Author


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Not the best-written memoir but enjoyable and interesting. Shatner's friendship and love for Nimoy is apparent. NOTE: I had the library order Adam Nimoy's documentary about his father "For the Love of Spock" -- it's in and it's really quite good. Enjoy!

KateHillier Apr 23, 2016

Had to go back and forth a bit about the rating, considered giving it no rating since it's not really the book that you're reading with any real thought re: literary merit or recommendation potential. A certain type of person is going to to read this no matter what I tell you about it; I am one of those people. If you a Star Trek fan, I don't need to encourage you to read it or discourage you since you're going to do it anyway.

It's a little hard to pass a judgment on person's perception of a friendship. A friendship that was different in the last few years before Leonard Nimoy's death especially. William Shatner also cannot resist the limelight and so he gets pretty much equal billing here. You expect that in a book about a friendship and I do think he was trying to rein it in as much as he could. What I do get out of this is that Shatner looks back fondly on the good times they had, wishes he could have done thing different or acted differently in the not so good ones, and deeply regrets not being better in touch with him before the end.

Despite all of that he is obviously very grateful for the time he did get with him. There are fan favourite stories and legends that pop up here again, blessedly not beaten to death or told in the exact same way, as well as insights and stories that I had never heard. This is primarily Shatner's recollections but there are others' as well - notably Nimoy's son, Adam.

It's an experience essential for a Star Trek fan. You are reminded exactly how awesome a guy Nimoy was and how badly we're going to miss him. I'm crushed that he's missing Star Trek's 50th anniversary and I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Apr 16, 2016

Wonderful book. Full of unknown information about Leonard/Spock and Shatner/Kirk. Very touching account on a very special friendship. All with Shatner's humor.

cmlibrary_anickerson Apr 08, 2016

Don't bother, Shatner is as bad a writer as an actor.

Mar 24, 2016

Facinating, incredible! Never knew Leonard Nimoy (Mr. Spock) was an alcoholic. William Shatner gave an excellent account of Nimoy in the fifty years of their friendship. Excellent read, especially for Star Trek fans (Trekkies).

Mar 14, 2016

As you might expect, Shatner gives himself equal billing with Nimoy in this tribute. Still, however, a worthwhile read for Trek fans.

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