The Good Neighbor

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  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • The Good Neighbor
  • Maxwell King
  • 17 September 2018
  • 1419735160

About the Author: Maxwell King

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The Good Neighbor The definitive biography of Fred Rogers, children s television pioneer and American cultural icon, an instant New York Times bestseller Fred Rogers 1928 2003 was an enormously influential figure in the history of television As the creator and star of Mister Rogers Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness, fiercely devoted to children and taking their questions about the world seriously The Good Neighbor is the first full length biography of Fred Rogers Based on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, The Good Neighbor traces Rogers s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work It includes his surprising decision to walk away from the show in 1976 to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood to help children face complex issues such as divorce, discipline, mistakes, anger, and competition The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure. New Download [ The Good Neighbor ] By [ Maxwell King ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – lovelylingeriecompany.co.uk

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15 thoughts on “The Good Neighbor

  1. Brina says:

    I grew up watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and suffice it to say, most Americans who turned five by 2001 probably did as well My husband watched the program to help him with his English when he first came to this country Mister Rogers is by all accounts an American icon, so, when I saw on my goodreads feed a few months back that a new biography on Fred Rogers would be published this year, I knew that it was a book I just had to read The Good Neighbor, written by a longtime Rogers acquaint I grew up watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood, and suffice it to say, most Americans who turned five by 2001 probably did as well My husband watched the program to help him with his English when he first came to this country Mister Rogers is by all accounts an American icon, so, when I saw on my goodreads feed a few months back that a new biography on Fred Rogers would be published this year, I knew that it was a book I just had to read The Good Neighbor, written by a longtime Rogers acquaintance Maxwell King, allows readers to meet the Fred Rogers from off the air It was a nostalgic trip, and has become one of the highlights of my reading year.Fred Rogers grew up as an only child, loved by his parents and grandparents until the age of eleven when his parents adopted a girl who they always wanted A chubby kid who was often ridiculed by his peers, Rogers turned to a make believe world of puppets to help him get through his childhood Hi...

  2. Emily (Books with Emily Fox) says:

    While I didn t grow up watching Mr Rogers sadly , I ve since heard so much about him.This book makes all theobvious that he was a decent and good man who wanted to bring positive to everyone.With that said, I can t say this was an enjoyable read but it was inter...

  3. Matt says:

    Hello Neighbour Many of children and adults alike have come to know the wonders of Fred Rogers during a long career in children s education television Maxwell King seeks to revive an interest in Mr Rogers and his extensive impact that touched the lives of thousands over a career that spanned six decades The young Fred Rogers was quite introverted and bullied, choosing to hide away in his family s third floor home, where he had his own puppet theatre King writes of how Rogers would use his t Hello Neighbour Many of children and adults alike have come to know the wonders of Fred Rogers during a long career in children s education television Maxwell King seeks to revive an interest in Mr Rogers and his extensive impact that touched the lives of thousands over a career that spanned six decades The young Fred Rogers was quite introverted and bullied, choosing to hide away in his family s third floor home, where he had his own puppet theatre King writes of how Rogers would use his time with puppets to work out many of his emotions, away from those who may judge or mock him Rogers was an attentive student and did well in school, but had trouble finding his niche in college It was only when he travelled to Florida that Rogers was able to complete a degree in music that he felt himself completely satisfied, especially since it was there that he met his wife Returning to Pittsburgh, Rogers discovered the new medium of television and noti...

  4. Katie B says:

    I recently saw the documentary Won t You Be My Neighborand absolutely loved it Like weeping in the middle of a crowded theater type of love which kinda caught me off guard because although I watched Mister Rogers Neighborhood growing up, it wasn t exactly must see tv for me But learningabout this man and how much good he put into the world, just really brought up all these emotions in me While the film focused primarily on the tv show, this book is the definitive Fred Rogers biograph I recently saw the documentary Won t You Be My Neighborand absolutely loved it Like weeping in the middle of a crowded theater type of love which kinda caught me off guard because although I watched Mister Rogers Neighborhood growing up, it wasn t exactly must see tv for me But learningabout this man and how much good he put into the world, just really brought up all these emotions in me While the film focused primarily on the tv show, this book is the definitive Fred Rogers biography to date I was happy to learnabout his childhood and what events and people helped shape him into such a special man And yes, I...

  5. Dorie - Traveling Sister :) says:

    I was anxious to read this biography as my older kids really grew up with Mr Rodgers and I admire him as a person and role model However the writing in this biography is so mediocre and repetitive that I just can t finish It s a shame because this could have been so much better.So DNF for me at 60%

  6. Rebecca McNutt says:

    I never watched a ton of Mister Roger s Neighborhood growing up I wasof an Arthur and Goosebumps type of kid and I lost TV access when I was in the third grade, haven t had cable, satellite or streaming since , but it s impossible not to recognize this endearing guy More than just a famous TV show host, Fred Rogers truly did care about his viewers by all accounts, and in an unfortunate age of the scandals of Bill Cosby and the illegal stunts of Justin Bieber, it s great to read a story a I never watched a ton of Mister Roger s Neighborhood growing up I wasof an Arthur and Goosebumps type of kid and I lost TV access when I was in the third grade, haven t had cable, satellite or streaming since , but it s impossible not to recognize this endearing guy More than just a famous TV show host, Fred Rogers truly did care about his viewers by all accounts, and in an unfortunate age of the scandals of Bill Cosby and the illegal stunts of Justin Bieber, it s great to read a story about a public figure who s above all that and enjoyed what he did Sadly he passed away, but Fred Rogers was a role model for generations of children, and he never patronized them His show never shied away from difficult issues such as disabilities, 9 11 s terrorist attacks or bullying, but it was always explained in a way that both children and adults alike could understand The Good Neighbor is one of the best biographies I ve read in a long time I had no idea about much of Mr Roger s famil...

  7. Hadrian says:

    I admit I was skeptical, but this was as substantive and wholesome a biography as I could have asked for If there is one takeaway , if any, it is how much Fred Rogers cared about the work of educating children He paid for his early programs himself, and he steadfastly refused to license any merchandise He kept an extensive correspondence with the educational psychologists and teachers of his day, and the section which analyzes how he frames a sentence was a brilliant illustration of his tech I admit I was skeptical, but this was as substantive and wholesome a biography as I could have asked for If there is one takeaway , if any, it is how much Fred Rogers cared about the work of educating children He paid for his early programs himself, and he steadfastly refused to license any merchandise He kept an extensive correspondence with the educational psychologists and teachers of his day, and the section...

  8. Librariann says:

    I really want to like this but IT NEEDS AN EDITOR SO BAD I do not need to hear six times, in six different contexts, about how Fred stayed in an air conditioned room all summer one summer because his asthma was so bad I m still reading it, because I want to knowBut I r...

  9. Jennifer says:

    When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, Rogers had told his young viewers, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers You will always find people who are helping To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers so many caring people in this worldYes, there are Fred Rogers was proof of that A man born with privileged demographics along with considerableWhen I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, Rogers had told his young viewers, my mother would say to me, Look for the helpers You will always find people who are helping To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers so many caring people in this worldYes, there are Fred Rogers was proof of that A man born with privileged demographics along with considerable family wealth, Rogers was free to explore any calling that spoke to him What a gift to the world that he chose to use this incredible opportunity to teach, help and empower Let Mister Rogers be an example to us all.In The Good Neighbor The Life and Work of Fred Rogers, author Maxwell King did an enormous amount of research...

  10. Felicia says:

    First things first, I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by LaVar Burton of Reading Rainbow fame so that was immediately exciting.Second my biggest complaint has less to do with Roger s story andto do with the author of this story The book is needlessly repetitive, almost as if the author wanted the book to be longer than it needed to be Several times as the listener I am told the SAME THING I found this disappointing because it took away from the narrative of Fred Rogers li First things first, I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by LaVar Burton of Reading Rainbow fame so that was immediately exciting.Second my biggest complaint has less to do with Roger s story andto do with the author of this story The book is needlessly repetitive, almost as if the author wanted the book to be longer than it needed to be Several times as the listener I am told the SAME THING I found this disappointing because it took away from the narrative of Fred Rogers life The drawn out descriptions made it hard to enjoy the rich life of a man who played such an important part in the liv...

  11. Beth says:

    What a disappointment.5 stars for the subject, 1 star for the writing I tried so hard, but did not finish at 40%.This was so repetitive it s not even funny It was like a high school term paper that required 1000 words but the student only needed 500 words So we get filler Repeatedly Sometimes the same statement is repeated 3 times in a single chapter with slightly different wording Great, yeah we know Fred spent a summer in an air conditioned room because of his asthma I don t need to hea What a disappointment.5 stars for the subject, 1 star for the writing I tried so hard, but did not finish at 40%.This was so repetitive it s not even funny It was like a high school term paper that required 1000 words but the student only needed 500 words So we get filler Repeatedly Sometimes the same statement is repeated 3 times in a single chapter with slightly different wording Great, yeah we know Fred spent a summer in an air conditioned room because of ...

  12. Bkwmlee says:

    It s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, won t you be mine, won t you be mine, won t you be my neighbor Just hearing this opening line brings back so many wonderful memories for me Mister Rogers Neighborhood was one of the shows I used to watch almost religiously back as a child growing up in the 1980s Even though I moved on to other shows when I became an adult, Mister Rogers Neighborhood had left such an impression on me that many of the lessons I had lea It s a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor, won t you be mine, won t you be mine, won t you be my neighbor Just hearing this opening line brings back so many wonderful memories for me Mister Rogers Neighborhood was one of the shows I used to watch almost religiously back as a child growing up in the 1980s Even though I moved on to other shows when I became an adult, Mister Rogers Neighborhood had left such an impression on me that many of the lessons I had learned from the show continue to stay with me even now I loved so many aspects of the show back then the songs, the puppets, the adventures, and of course, the gentle soul with the soothing voice who brought everything together for us day in and day out yes, Fred Rogers was my childhood hero, the father figure I wish I d had Given the above, it should come as no surprise that when I found out a few month...

  13. Jason Koivu says:

    I m not crying You re the one who s crying

  14. Jen says:

    Ok, this book may only speak to those from the generations of children in America and Canada who watched Mr Rogers on TV, but while it will tug on our nostalgia, it will also speak to those today who are tired of negativity everywhere we turn.Mr Rogers was a breath of fresh air in the past and he is still that today I am SO GLAD that this wasn t a salacious tell all about Mr Rogers He really WAS the person who sang to his tv neighbors every episode He really WAS that loving and giving an Ok, this book may only speak to those from the generations of children in America and Canada who watched Mr Rogers on TV, but while it will tug on our nostalgia, it will also speak to those today who are tired of negativity everywhere we turn.Mr Rogers was a breath of fresh air in the past and he is still that today I am SO GLAD that this wasn t a salacious tell all about Mr Rogers He really WAS the person who sang to his tv neighbors every episode He really WAS that loving and giving and amazing, and he really thought that others had those attributes, or that they could grow ...

  15. Scott says:

    Another outstanding biography the short list also includes Matthew Polly s Bruce Lee A Life and Jonathan Eig s Ali A Life, in my opinion published since last autumn, King s The Good Neighbor is a double barreled salvo in presenting the detailed life story of TV host Fred Rogers AND a certain nostalgia factor for a large but relevant audience from North America A nice, heartwarming refrain throughout the book was that Rogers was a what you see is what you get type of man devout, well me Another outstanding biography the short list also includes Matthew Polly s Bruce Lee A Life and Jonathan Eig s Ali A Life, in my opinion published since last autumn, King s The Good Neighbor is a double barreled salvo in presenting the detailed life story of TV host Fred Rogers AND a certain nostalgia factor for a large but relevant audience from North America A nice, heartwarming refrain throughout the book was that Rogers was a what you see is what you get type of man devout, well meaning, caring, tolerant accepting, and absolutely devoted to the development of children.And yet I don t want to make it sound like a boring or predictable read The man had his quirks, too and was known to be strict, firm, and particular in his disciplined work habits However, that just makes him all thehuman Anot...