Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man

The first completed book of the year is this rather good one about Leonard Nimoy, written by The Shat.

It starts off with him admitting he had a great friendship with Leonard, but screwed it all up for reasons he does not completely understand. The Shat gets quite emotional about this in the book, it seems he just had no idea what he did wrong, but I think to other people in the know it must be quite obvious.

The rest of the book looks at their lives as they grew up, their early days in acting, then how they became best buds. It of course has lots of juicy bits about the Star Trek TV series, as well as the films.

The Shat can tell quite a good story, with the occasional joke here and there. He obviously thought a lot of Leonard, who really did seem to be a very decent, talented, and jolly nice chap. The Shat admits about himself at times that he is a bit of a buffoon, making him rather likeable too.

A good read overall, but I think I enjoyed Leonard Nimoy’s biography more, I’ll have to read that again sometime.

Book count 2017: 1

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