Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder

Atria. Oct. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9781668007327. $28. TV
Shatner (Live Long and…: What I Learned Along the Way) is a pop culture icon and celebrity who needs little introduction, particularly among Star Trek fans. At the age of 91, he, with the help of director/producer/writer Brandon (Friend Me), wrote this book in the form of a collection of reflective essays. Outside the celebrity bubble, his life is full of useful anecdotes that most readers will find relatable. Although he’s achieved great things in acting, music recording, and writing, he has also suffered tragedy tinged with painful despair. His thoughts on overcoming suffering and dealing with the inevitable pain that life brings is both practical and inspirational. Shatner has used his life experiences to strive to learn more, to be better, and to fulfill the promise of his existence here on earth. He expresses his love of life on every page and reminds readers of the mathematical odds that each person has overcome in order to be born. Readers will really connect to these inspiring essays.
VERDICT This is not just for dedicated Star Trek fans. Shatner is an inspiring figure with valuable life lessons to share.
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