Henry Winkler will be forever in my mind “The Fonz”. What is more clear to me after reading this book, Henry is truly one of the nicest guys in the world. Growing up he faced a lot of struggles, but through it all, he overcame it. Knowing more about what he had to go through, made him more human and likable to me. 

I will be honest, I am a little bummed he didn’t walk about this time during the shooting of “Better Late Than Never” or “The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”. While doing “Better Late Than Never”, it would have been cool to know more about the traveling to the different countries and also the time with the other actors. 

I highly recommend this book.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Celadon Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own. 

From the Back of the book:

Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as “The Fonz” in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he would be the first to tell you that it’s simply not the case, he’s really just grateful to be here), Henry shares in this achingly vulnerable memoir the disheartening truth of his childhood, the difficulties of a life with severe dyslexia, the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own, and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you.

Since the glorious era of Happy Days fame, Henry has endeared himself to a new generation with roles in such adored shows as Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry, where he’s been revealed as an actor with immense depth and pathos, a departure from the period of his life when he was so distinctly typecast as The Fonz, he could hardly find work.
Filled with profound heart, charm, and self-deprecating humor, Being Henry is a memoir about so much more than a life in Hollywood and the curse of stardom. It is a meaningful testament to the power of sharing truth and kindness and of finding fulfillment within yourself.

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