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Up Till Now - William Shatner, David  Fisher I feel like I should be ashamed to admit that I enjoyed Up Till Now. The jokes are so obvious and the Shatner is so ubiquitous. But it was a lot of fun!

I don't think I need to really explain what this book is about, since it's all in the title. I'm pretty sure this isn't Bill Shatner's first autobiography, although the previous ones may have focused on different things? Maybe they were ~~memoirs~~ instead? Anyway, this one mostly covers his career, from the beginning up to "Boston Legal." Thankfully it stops before we get to the Ultimate Bad Twitter-Fueled Idea of "Shit My Dad Says" . . . oh, I'm sorry, "Bleep My Dad Says."

There are many, many rabbit trails in Up Till Now. The thread of the story hops and jumps along, but the little stop-offs are almost always entertaining, so it didn't really bother me too much, just enough that I noticed it.

Every time I told someone what I was reading, they'd laugh and talk about how they heard Shatner was a jerk. That may be true, I don't know, but in here he comes off as sort of a blowhard but generally okay. Maybe he's mellowed?

Whether he's a jerk or not, or maybe BECAUSE he's a jerk, I laughed out loud waaaay too many times reading this book, and that's a pretty big plus for me.

(three-and-a-half stars)

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