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  • SubGenre:Personal Memoirs
  • Language:English
  • Pages:188
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667864174

Close Encounters with Captain Kirk

The Making of the Wrath of Khan (and the rest of it)

by Laura Banks

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Laura Banks debuts a delightful and cheeky new memoir, "Close Encounters with Captain Kirk, the Making of The Wrath of Khan and the Rest of It." A humorous, self-deprecating, and emotionally honest story of her brush with fame while piloting the Reliant in Star Trek II.
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of "Star Trek II, the Wrath of Khan", USA Today bestselling author, Laura Banks launches the release of her memoir. The humorous tell-all recounts her experiences dating William Shatner, filming at Paramount and her years as a standup comic while working with Whoopi Goldberg. Her stories are both hysterical and inspiring as she describes leaving Kansas to move to California, navigating the man's world of comedy clubs, and filming dangerous action motion-pictures overseas. While In Los Angeles, she hung out with Robin Williams, Andy Kaufman and David Letterman at the Comedy Store and dated a Playgirl Centerfold. It is a laugh out loud, inspirational read, tempting all of us to follow our wildest dreams.
About the author
Laura Banks made her debut in "Star Trek, the Wrath of Khan" and went on to star in three films for Roger Corman. She continued to become an accomplished stand-up comic and improviser with Whoopi Goldberg. Banks was a regular at the famed Improvisation and Comedy Cellar in New York City. In June of 2022, she was interviewed on CNN Brazil. She is a USA Today Bestselling Author, with 250,000 books sold, of Breaking the Rules (Career Press Publishers), and Embracing Your Big Fat Ass (Simon & Schuster) which she co-authored with Emmy Award winner, Janette Barber. She has been featured on ABC World News, MSNBC, Fox News, People Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and the New York Post to name but a few. In addition, she has been featured on satellite tours and at least 100 radio shows. She worked as on-air talent and comedy writer for Dick Clark's United Radio Network as the official voice of the NBA. Banks is also an astrologer at
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