Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (Potomac Books, 2017) by William Daniels. Daniels is an actor and former president of the Screen Actors Guild. He won two Emmy Awards for his role as Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere and reprises his role as Mr. Feeny in the Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World, the sequel series to Boy Meets World.
About the book:
There I Go Again is a celebrity memoir like no other, revealing the life of a man whose acting career has been so rich that millions of Americans know his face even while they might not recognize his name.
William Daniels is an enigma—a rare chameleon who has enjoyed massive success both in Hollywood and on Broadway and been embraced by fans of successive generations. Few of his peers inspire the fervor with which buffs celebrate his most iconic roles, among them George Feeny in Boy Meets World, KITT in Knight Rider, Dr. Mark Craig in St. Elsewhere, and John Adams in the play and film 1776.
Daniels guides readers through some of Hollywood’s most cherished productions, offering recollections of entertainment legends including Lauren Bacall, Warren Beatty, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Mike Nichols, Jason Robards, Barbra Streisand, and many more.
Looking back on his seventy-five-plus-year career, Daniels realizes that although he never had the courage to say “no” to being an actor, he backed into stardom. With his wife, actress Bonnie Bartlett, by his side, he came to realize that he wound up exactly where he was supposed to be: on the screen and stage.
“The laidback, intelligent wit that seeps through his characters is much in evidence on these pages.”—Playbill
“In 200 lean, informative and precise pages, Mr. Daniels candidly recounts his remarkable life on stage and off, with great depth.”—Theatre Scene
“Will find an audience in family, friends and ardent fans.”—Wall Street Journal
- Mr. Feeny Answers Your Most Burning Questions About “Boy Meets World” via Buzzfeed
- William Daniels reveals what fans don’t know about ‘Boy Meets World’ and more via ABC News
- From Brooklyn to Boy Meets World: William Daniels on Mr. Feeny, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and His New Memoir via Brooklyn Magazine
- WATCH: Why “Boy Meets World” star William Daniels didn’t give advice, unlike his character, Mr. Feeny via Salon
- ‘Knight Rider,’ ‘Boy Meets World’ Actor William Daniels on His Early Career via Variety
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Happy Book Birthday to There I Go Again!
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