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- ASIN : B07BF6BVWK
- Publisher : Abrams Press; Illustrated edition (September 4, 2018)
- Publication date : September 4, 2018
- Language: : English
- File size : 6653 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 434 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #62,621 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Fred Rogers was born to be "Mr Rogers". He was an only child for many years, born and raised in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburg. His family was very wealthy, owning local companies, and were liberal in their outlook. His mother, in particular, was very, very charitable in the community and both parents encouraged young Fred in his artistic interests. Fred went through a typical adolescence as a rich kid in a small town, complete with the embarrassment that age and wealth bring. He went to Dartmouth for two years - enduring endless partying in the wilds of New Hampshire by others - before transferring to Rollins College in Florida. He found a ready-made community of other music majors. He soon knew he wanted to combine music with the teaching of children. He met his wife, Joanne, at Rollins. He soon moved into the new medium of television and soon found his place. And he was perfect for public television, where he found a home after disagreeing with the monetizing of children's TV.
Fred Rogers came from a religious family. They had long been active in the Presbyterian Church and Fred eventually became a Presbyterian minister. I never thought he pushed his Christian beliefs in his show but I always appreciated the religious-aura he lent to his words.
Maxwell King takes a measured look at Fred Rogers, his career, and his huge influence on generations of children who were raised with his gentle voice and words. There wasn't much "wrong" in Fred Rogers' life; he was lucky that way, but he also worked at contributing to the society around him. Now that I have grandchildren, I miss Mr Rogers.
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This admiration continues unabated after reading this solid biography. Despite the fact that it took me forever to finish due to all the stress around me since 2020 started, this book reinforced that kindness and courage can go hand in hand as can conviction and compassion. The book is about a man who had a privileged life but used that privilege to better the world while staying true to a moral compass that seems to have been left behind in the celebrity sphere. At least, that is what I get when I read “celebrity biographies” which focus on the salacious to generate interest.
There is something about Mr. Rogers which continues to resonate - probably all the more today. I guess thus all the renewed interest in him. There was a fabulous 2018 documentary, "Won’t You Be My Neighbor", this book as well as the more recent 2019 move, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". He provides a much needed balm which moved me - even without the nostalgia I teared up reading the book. I’ve watched enough of the show that listening to the opening song now make me smile and cry all the same time.
Unfortunately, I am not sure how much of this reaction is due to the biography vs the documentary (and the movie). In my opinion, while information, this book is a little overlong and stiff. My interest petered out near the end when the book became repetitive. Plus, the context of the show and its impact on the cultural landscape is lost in the written medium. I compare that to the documentary which showed clips, direct interviews and, therefore, allowed us to directly experience what was being discussed.
Of the two I would recommend the documentary and then this book. I will warn you that that order will make this book less necessary. It’s still worth it but in the end I will go with 4.5 stars for the repetition and the fact that this didn’t capture the magic as effectively as the visual medium. The book didn’t innovate enough to account for the change in medium. Still worth reading!