Tuesday, September 22, 2009
On Saturday, September 12th, The Gazette attended the Mission Viejo Readers Festival. The Festival took place on the Village Green, Oso Viejo Park, and the Norman Murray Community Center in Mission Viejo. The event featured some award winning authors, including the legendary Henry Winkler (aka The Fonz).
Amy and I with Henry:
Surprisingly enough, some people don't seem to know who The Fonz was/is. It's been a few decades since his ten-year spree on Happy Days, but for many of us, his legacy lives on.
You know how everyone jokes about Chuck Norris being a sort of demigod nowadays? Well, Henry Winkler was the original Chuck Norris. There could (and should) be a tall tale about how Henry Winkler pulled a rib off his body and molded it into Chuck Norris, and then taught him everything he knows (including how to do those earthquake-making push-ups).
Henry Winkler was at the Readers Festival because, on top of his Fonz-status, producing McGyver, and appearing in several movies and television shows (including Scream, The Water Boy, Arrested Development, and The Mary Tyler Moore Show), he has also authored a 17-book best-selling series of children's novels entitled Hank Zipzer: The World's Most Amazing Under Achiever. He graciously did a meet and greet with adoring fans, a book signing, took interviews, and gave an inspiring 30 minute talk to about 500 eager listeners.
In just a few days, you'll be able to read more about our exclusive interview with Henry Winkler in the October issue of The Gazette. Be sure to grab a copy when it hits the racks next week! In the meantime, check out this little gem we found:
On my iPod: The Union Line's Strangers