Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

December 26, 2019 - Comment

The definitive biography of Fred Rogers, children’s television pioneer and American cultural icon, an instant New York Times bestseller  Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and

The definitive biography of Fred Rogers, children’s television pioneer and American cultural icon, an instant New York Times bestseller 

Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and taking their questions about the world seriously. The Good Neighbor is the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers.

Based on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, The Good Neighbor traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work. It includes his surprising decision to walk away from the show in 1976 to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood to help children face complex issues such as divorce, discipline, mistakes, anger, and competition. The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure. 
 

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Anonymous says:

Excellent bio of Fred Rogers… Fred Rogers slowed down my sons’ TV viewing thirty five years ago. Compared to Sesame Street, where every moment seemed spent in frenetic movement, the Mr Rogers show was calm and deliberately paced. Fred Rogers seemed to be able to speak directly to a child. I always wished I could speak so intimately to my own children but then most mothers I knew felt the same way. Fred Rogers is the subject of a superb new bio, “The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers”, by Maxwell…

Anonymous says:

Best Remembered for his Compassion Anyone who is not too old for apple juice and cookies is not too old for Mister Rogers! I simply could not put this excellent biography down! Mister Rogers’ core virtue is compassion. King shows how Mister Rogers treats children with the utmost respect, but far more than a children’s television host, Mister Rogers was a brilliant musician, playwright, and caring pastor. I was amazed that this sweet man avoided negativity even when presenting things about which he strongly disagreed. For…

Anonymous says:

Definitive, Authentic, Important, and A Joy! This is a definitive biography of Fred Rogers, bringing into focus the span of his entire life with ease, warmth and authority. The author did an excellent job creating a wonderful read, filled with details that will stay with the reader. We really need this biography to help keep Fred Roger’s work and outlook alive. You will come away from this book with a deeper and richer appreciation of the varied landscape of his life and work. And you’ll be richer for it. This book is important. A…

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