Non-Fiction Book Review of Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder by William Shatner with Joshua Brandon

Arts & Culture

Boldly Go is Shatner’s third non-fiction book and my first foray into ‘the guy I used to watch as Captain Kirk as a little girl on Saturday nights as my parents got ready for their weekly night out’. I assumed his book might be like some I’ve read, celebrity level trivial. Boy, was I wrong!!!

First, Shatner is a huge philanthropist from autism programs to children’s hospitals, to veterans recovery initiatives, he has a huge heart who gives freely to worthy projects. He’s so intuitive to kids’ emotions that I was in tears after reading about one encounter he had with a shy autistic fan at a signing event.

Second, he’s grateful for everything he has attained, but also admittedly candid about his fears that haunt him when he lived out of his pick up truck AFTER Star Trek, back in the dark ages when tv stars were not granted royalties and gigunda salaries.

Third, he’s an animal lover extraordinaire. He recounts powerful stories throughout history about the power of the horse-human connection. Ditto for the canines that have enriched his life.

Last, (but there’s so much more to read when you purchase this late in life memoir, as Shatner is 91) his experience of going into space with Jeff Bezos will blow your mind in a way I could not have predicted.

A great gift idea for virtually anyone, but especially those who appreciate a sage caring humanitarians and animal lovers.

Boldly Go: Reflections on a Life of Awe and Wonder by William Shatner with Joshua Brandon Publication Date: 10/4/22, ISBN #: 9781668007327. The book is available for pre-sale on BookStore1’s website www.sarasotabooks.com or in store on October 4th at 117 S. Pineapple, Sarasota.

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