Sunday, Nov 05, 2023 7:30 PM
Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta
5342 Tilly Mill Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30338
From Emmy-award-winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole.
The 32nd Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA welcomes the iconic television star for a conversation on his forthcoming memoir, "Being Henry: The Fonz...and Beyond."
All tickets include a signed hardcover copy of "Being Henry" and admission to the book talk.
A Cappella will have additional copies of the book for purchase at the venue. Masks are optional.
About the Book
Henry Winkler, launched into prominence by his role 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 revealed himself 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.
About the Author
Henry Winkler will celebrate 50 years of success in Hollywood this year and continues to be in demand as an actor, producer, and director. He co-stars as acting teacher Gene Cousineau on the hit HBO dark comedy, "Barry." For this role, he won his first Primetime Emmy Award in 2018 for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy as well as two Television Critics Choice Awards for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, he was cast in 1973 in the iconic role of Arthur Fonzarelli, aka "The Fonz," in the TV series "Happy Days." During his ten years on the popular sitcom, he won two Golden Globe Awards, was nominated three times for an Emmy Award, and was also honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In recent years, Winkler appeared in a number of series, including "Arrested Development," "Children's Hospital," "Royal Pains," "New Girl," and "Parks and Recreation." He is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous children's books, including "Alien Superstar, A Trilogy," and "Hank Zipzer the World's Greatest Under-Achiever," a 28-book series inspired by Winkler's own struggle with learning challenges. Of all the titles he has received, the ones he relishes most are husband, father, and grandfather. Winkler and his wife, Stacey, have three children, Jed, Zoe, and Max, and six grandchildren. They reside in Los Angeles with their two dogs.