As I Knew Him

As I Knew Him

My Dad, Rod Serling

Book - 2013
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To Anne Serling, the figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. Gradually, she found solace by talking to his friends, poring over old correspondence, and recording her childhood memories. Now she shares personal photos, eloquent, revealing letters, and beautifully rendered scenes of his childhood, war years, and their family's time together--and the myriad ways he filled their time with laughter, strength, and endearing silliness. Though begun in loss, Anne's story is a celebration of her extraordinary relationship with her father and the qualities she came to prize through him--empathy, kindness, and an uncompromising sense of social justice.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York, NY : Citadel Press/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2013]
ISBN: 9780806536156
0806536152
0806536160
9780806536163
Branch Call Number: 813.54 SERLING
Characteristics: 296 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm

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