Serling: the rise and twilight of television's last angry man

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Dutton, Nov 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 284 pages
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Television was only a curiosity when young Rod Serling dreamed of writing for radio, but he never dreamed of the success he would achieve. Drawing on interviews with more than 200 of Serling's family, friends, and closest associates, including many screen stars, journalist Gordon Sander traces the writer's remarkable rise. More than biography, Serling's story is the story of television itself. Photographs.

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Rod Serling authorized only one person to pen his biography. However, the TV legend's anointed protege, Mark Olshaker, was so distraught over Serling's death in 1975 that he eventually turned the ... Read full review

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I read this book about a month ago and was completely entertained, learned aspects of Rod Serling's personality and life I never knew and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is a fan of Serling's work (Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Patterns)!
Sander gives the reader an observer's point of view, but also lets the reader see through Serling's eyes of all the conflict, failure and successes of his life. He was a multi-faceted man with many talents, many insecurities and this book was very candid and entertaining; Serling would have approved :)
This is a must-read for any Serling fan!


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