Sunday, Monday, Happy Days
Tuesday, Wednesday, Happy Days
Thursday, Friday, Happy Days
The weekend comes, the cycle hums
Ready to race to you
Those lyrics bring back lots of good TV memories. I was in elementary school when Happy Days first aired in 1974 and I remember what a big deal it was. It was the topic of conversation at school the day after a new episode was shown. Richie, Joanie, Mr. and Mrs. C., Fonzie, Ralph and Potsie all seemed like real people as we watched them on TV week after week and year after year.
Singing to A Bulldog is a wonderful memoir by Anson William Heimlich, aka Anson Williams, Warren Weber and Potsie. I’m very familiar with his character on the show, but didn’t really know much about his personal life before, during or after his long run on Happy Days.
The memoir is beautifully written. It has the Hollywood stories that I expected along with warm and personal reflections. He is able to look back on his experiences with the wisdom that comes with age. A janitor he worked with as a teen ended up having a huge impact on his life and they way he viewed things.
The book is a quick and entertaining read that will probably cause you to pause and reflect on your own life. I enjoyed it!
Singing to a Bulldog
From Happy Days to Hollywood Director, and the Unlikely Mentor Who Got Me There
by Anson Williams
Pub. date 11/11/14
Description: “Growing up in 1950s California, young Anson William Heimlich showed very little promise. Clumsy, unsure of himself, and made to feel like a failure by his disappointed artist of a dad, Anson started working odd jobs as a teenager to help support his family. His boss at one of these jobs, an aging African-American janitor named Willie, unexpectedly became a mentor — and the lessons he taught young Anson proved to be invaluable throughout his subsequent career as an actor, director, and entrepreneur.”
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John Dallal says
I was a fan of Happy Days and I’d love to win this book!
I would like to read the work of Anson Williams.
I love love love to read. My son would also love it, as he loves for me to read to him :))
I’d love this! I loved Happy Days!
I used to love this show and still catch it in reruns on occasion……and I love that I finally know what they lyrics to the theme song are…..”the cycle hums”….who knew!! (not me!)
I would love to win this. I grew up watching Happy Days.
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So much fun to look forward to
kathy dalton says
I always remember that Anson Williams had a great voice
Trisha McKee says
This looks like a great read!
I bet there are some interesting stories in here!
Buddy Garrett says
It sounds great. Thanks.