By Anne Serling
"A haunting and fantastically written memoir in regards to the writer of The Twilight Zone." --Robert Redford
"Beautifully written. . .I laughed and that i cried. I plan to learn it back as soon as I seize my breath." --Carol Burnett
In this intimate, lyrical memoir approximately her iconic father, Anne Serling unearths the fun-loving dad and relatives guy at the back of the implementing determine the general public observed webhosting The Twilight sector each week. After his unforeseen, early demise, Anne, simply 20, was once left shocked. yet via speaking to his neighbors, poring over outdated correspondence, and recording her youth thoughts, Anne not just came upon solace, yet won a deeper knowing of this impressive guy. Now she stocks her discoveries, besides own pictures, revealing letters, and scenes of his early life, warfare years, and their family's time jointly. A tribute to Rod Serling's legacy as a visionary, storyteller, and humanist, As I Knew Him is additionally a relocating testomony to the affection among fathers and daughters.
"A smooth, considerate and intensely own portrait of yank genius Rod Serling." --Alice Hoffman
"Richly instructed. . .a haunting memoir approximately grief, creativity, and a father-daughter bond as memorable and magical as any Twilight sector episode." --Caroline Leavitt
"Filled with anecdotes and self-reflection. . .Serling nonetheless casts a large shadow." --Variety
"Lush thoughts of a outstanding father and adept research of his work." --Kirkus Reviews
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As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling