The ONLY way to enjoy this book is to have it read by Shatner himself. His ego is as big as his willingness to make fun of it. And that's the takeaway I imagine he intended. This is the fascinating fun of an interesting life as told by the interesting man who's living it...having fun with an ego that's earned it's size. What's most fascinating is how one man could take himself so seriously while simultaneously NOT taking himself too seriously...you're left not really sure which Shatner is real, except to assume that was also an intended takeaway of this book.
The story is actually more interesting that I expected but after one hour I gave up and deleted the book from my ipod. The variation in volume as Shatner reads his own book varied from 'way to loud to inaudible and ultimately drove me away.
I am a big fan of Shatner. But even I could not get through this book. Shatner mumbles so much, I found myself continually turning up the volume. At first I laughed at his story telling. However, after a while his large ego made him sound boring. This is one to skip.
Shatner is egotistical and self centered in this biography which is more like a week in a confessional than a book that exposes anytrhing new. Despite all that I got to understand his thin personality.
He plays himself as Denny Crane!