From Publishers Weekly
Anyone who misses the soothing presence of children's television veteran Fred Rogers, host for over 30 years of Mister Rogers's Neighborhood, will savor the morsels of wisdom in this collection of his inspirational quotes, lyrics and anecdotes. The second such collection published since his death in 2003, the book presents Rogers's thoughts on such themes as identity formation, relationships and spirituality. Each page offers a short but profound quote, capturing the simple eloquence that made him so beloved. Rogers's wife, Joanna, also contributes an affectionate foreword in which she reminisces about the show and describes the solace she still finds in her husband's words. Rogers's affirming messages, such as "We all have different gifts, so we all have different ways of saying to the world who we are," will make readers want to kick off their shoes, slip into their sweaters and enter the Neighborhood of Make-Believe for an afternoon. Readers of all ages will be inspired by this touching tribute to one of the most endearing television personalities of all time.
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About the Author
was the host of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood
for over 30 years. He earned a degree in music composition and was a floor manager at NBC on their earliest shows. He studied at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Child Development. He graduated from the Seminary and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1963, with the specific charge to continue his work with children and families through the mass media. Fred Rogers received every major award in television for which he was eligible, including two Emmys, and is a member of the Television Hall of Fame. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2002. He is survived by his wife, two sons, and two grandsons.