Read e-book online As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling PDF

By Anne Serling

ISBN-10: 0806536748

ISBN-13: 9780806536743

"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 yet via speaking to his neighbors, poring over outdated correspondence, and recording her youth thoughts, Anne not just came upon solace, yet won a deeper knowing of this impressive guy.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

Show description

Read or Download As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling PDF

Best television books

William Johnston's Sorry, Chief (Get Smart, Book 2) PDF

While the diabolical Dr. X invents a serum in a position to making guy invisible and threatens to promote it to KAOS, the destiny of the complete global hangs within the balance.

Only one guy can leap into the breach opposed to the Forces of Evil—Maxwell clever, Agent 86 from keep an eye on. Max's project: to recognize Dr. X, get the serum and formulation, and, most crucial, deliver again alive the six invisible guinea pigs, evidence that the serum works.

Since Dr. X is crusing for Europe on his lethal undertaking, Max, Agent ninety nine and the fearless Fang, the secret agent puppy, board the "Queen Edward" (her father sought after a boy). therefore start the death-defying adventures of our super-spy, as Max, within the guise of an area scientist, turns the send fore over aft in his look for Dr. X.

Does Max reach his quest? Does the complete civilized global triumph? may you think it?

Restyling Factual TV: News, Documentary and Reality by Annette Hill PDF

Addressing the wide variety of programmes and codecs from information, to documentary, to renowned authentic genres, Annette Hill’s new e-book examines the methods audience navigate their manner via a hectic, noisy and regularly altering real tv surroundings. Restyling real television addresses the wide variety of programmes that fall in the type of 'factuality', from politics, to ordinary historical past, to truth leisure.

Download e-book for iPad: 5000 Episodes and No Commercials. The Ultimate Guide to TV by David Hofstede

Groundbreaking! Does for television exhibits what Leonard Maltin's publications do for video clips! disregard videos! revenues of television DVDs are outpacing all different different types, based on Video shop journal. The Simpsons, 24, misplaced, determined Housewives, Alias, even outdated chestnuts like Columbo and residential development are blowing out of the shops as lovers and creditors rush to shop for their favourite exhibits, compact and entire.

Download e-book for iPad: Food, Media and Contemporary Culture: The Edible Image by Peri Bradley

Foodstuff, Media and modern tradition is designed to interrogate the cultural fascination with nutrients because the concentration of an increasing number of visible texts that show the deep, mental dating that every people has with rituals of getting ready, proposing and eating nutrition and pictures of meals.

Additional info for As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling

Sample text

Seriously. It’s all over . . It’s just me under a bus after this. ” To me, crazy is not someone who has a creative vision and will fight for it. — A M Y S H E R M A N - P A L L A D I N O , quoted in Created by . . : Inside the Minds of TV’s Top Show Creators, by Steven Priggé Is she Jewish or something? — T . J . 03) D uring the second season of Roseanne (ABC, 1988–97)—a critically successful, long-running sitcom dealing with working-class issues and frequently labeled the “anti–Cosby Show”—a young writer named Joss 3 4 | Authorship, Genre, Literacy, Televisuality Whedon wrote several episodes (including “Little Sister” and “BrainDead Poets Society”).

When you don’t have a hundred people telling you what to do, it gives you the chance to do something good” (Priggé 2005, 147). Something more than quality control is at stake. The direction provided by one or two guiding voices and visions is absolutely essential to the long-term success of a show. ). Besides, no one external to the show can possible “know” it as well as its creator: “I defi nitely know when something doesn’t work, and I don’t need a network executive to call me and tell me that,” an adamant Sherman-Palladino told Priggé.

In her wide-ranging essay on “addiction as a social construct in Gilmore Girls,” Joyce Goggin continues this investigation into foodrelated metaphors but shifts focus to acknowledge “the role that has been historically assigned to women as consumers” in Western societies. S. congressional leaders declared that “all references to french fries and french toast on the menus of restaurants and snack bars run by the House of Representatives would be removed”). S. government is especially praiseworthy.

Download PDF sample

As I Knew Him: My Dad, Rod Serling by Anne Serling

by James

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 7 votes