Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
3.79/5 by 2874 users

Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man


Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner first crossed paths as actors on the set of The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Little did they know that their next roles, in a new science-fiction television series, would shape their lives in ways no one could have anticipated. In seventy-nine television episodes and six feature films, they grew to know each other more than most friends could ever imagine.

Over the course of half a century, Shatner and Nimoy saw each other through personal and professional highs and lows. In this powerfully emotional book, Shatner tells the story of a man who was his friend for five decades, recounting anecdotes and untold stories of their lives on and off set, as well as gathering stories from others who knew Nimoy well, to present a full picture of a rich life.

As much a biography of Nimoy as a story of their friendship, Leonard is a uniquely heartfelt book written by one legendary actor in celebration of another.

Title:Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:278 pages

    Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man Reviews

  • Melissa ? Dog Lover ? Martin
    May 03, 2016


  • Brendon Schrodinger
    Jun 18, 2016

    I don't think there has been a relationship between two actors that hs had more speculation than these two: Shatner and Nimoy. And so I was sceptical in buying this book. This is one man's side to the...

  • Trudi
    Jan 15, 2017

    I have been, and always shall be, your friend. ~Spock, The Wrath of KhanOf my friend, I can only say this: Of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most...human. ~Capt. Kirk, T...

  • Steve Whitaker
    Feb 16, 2016

    So look, ignore the star rating. There was no way I wasn't going to read this book, and if you're a Star Trek fan who also loves Leonard Nimoy, I'm guessing you'll read it, too - regardless of reviews...

  • Char
    Oct 03, 2016

    When I saw this audio book available immediately through my library, I jumped at the chance to listen to William Shatner talk about his relationship with Leonard Nimoy. I wasn't disappointed.There rea...

  • Wanda
    Feb 21, 2017

    I am a dyed-in-the-wool Star Trek fan—I started watching the original series while in my tweens. It was “must see” after school TV (even though the show was cancelled by this point & I was watch...

  • Anna Nelson
    Apr 17, 2016

    Very insightful. A bit of a drag towards the middle when they discuss a lot of insignificant details about how they laughed together in limos or flew to conventions together in planes . Overall I thin...

  • Scott Williams
    Feb 12, 2016

    The good folks at St. Martin's Press sent me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.William Shatner has written a whole series of memoirs, most of them with a focus on his Star ...

  • Jim
    Nov 25, 2016

    I found out a lot I hadn't known about Nimoy & Shatner, so it was interesting. I've always liked Star Trek since I watched the original as it came out on our new B&W TV. (Yes, color sets were availabl...

  • Troy Blackford
    Mar 30, 2016

    I approached this with caution. Shatner definitely has an opportunistic, self-serving streak in him. I respect the man, but that respect is tempered by my awareness of his almost comically intense buf...

About William Shatner

William Shatner

William Shatner is the author of nine Star Trek novels, including the New York Times bestsellers The Ashes of Eden and The Return. He is also the author of several nonfiction books, including Get a Life! and I'm Working on That. In addition to his role as Captain James T. Kirk, he stars as Denny Crane in the hit television series from David E. Kelley, Boston Legal -- a role for which he has won tw