Most everything in the book can be found on news websites, or forums. This is still a worthwhile read though, mostly because of the author’s unique experience couch surfing and meeting Chinese people who are a bit more adventurous than the average citizen.
The author does not shy away from writing about the hardships the couple has endured. From being on in close quarters for weeks at a time, corrupt officials, weather ruining plans (which seemed to be a running theme), and different ideas on what to do where. All
The book goes back and forth between the author’s personal account, a look at the jaw dropping corruption which happened on a local level, as well as national, and even worldwide, implications
About: Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner and David Fisher is a memoir of the famous actor and his up and down relationship with his co-star Leonard Nimoy. Mr. Shatner needs no introduction, he is a successful actor and author. Mr. Fisher is the author and co-author of more than twenty New York Times bestsellers. 288 pages Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books Language: English ISBN-10: 1250083311 My rating for Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man – 4 Buy Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man from Amazon.com* More Books by William Shatner* More Books by David Fisher* Books by Leonard Nimoy* Thoughts: I remember when I discovered Star Trek, I was about 10 and fascinated with all things “space”. The show, even though was simply “new to me” was fascinating, fresh, and original even though I certainly didn’t get all the social commentary. Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man by William Shatner and David Fisher is a touching homage, Mr. Shatner obviously cared deeply for Mr. Nimoy and it comes through. This is by no means a biography of either actor, and if you go in with the preconceived notion, then you are bound to be…
I found this book to be insightful and enjoyable; the translation manages to bring forth Chirac’s personality and enthusiasm for the country he loves. I
What gives this book its unique voice is that the memoir is told through the eyes of Mr. Bryson as if he went back in time to his childhood in Des Moines, IA but retained his talent for writing and life experience – yet writing from the perspective of a child with a wink and a nod towards the appreciative audience