Leonard

My Fifty-Year Friendship With A Remarkable Man

3.78 based on 2869 ratings & 543 reviews on Goodreads.com
Sidgwick & Jackson

Publication date: 25.02.2016
ISBN: 9780283072543
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

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 called Star Trek, 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.

In the media

That this biography was written by the subject's close friend, and is interwoven with elements of Shatner's own autobiography, has obvious benefits.
Sunday Telegraph
Nimoy was an impressive man, and Shatner's warm and engaging book does him justice.
Mail on Sunday
This book works as an enjoyable, affectionate biography.
Spectator