Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond

Written by:
Henry Winkler
Narrated by:
Henry Winkler

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2023
9 hours 22 minutes
This program is read by the author.

'Kindhearted and approachable Winkler shines in his narration of his memoir commemorating 50 years of showbiz work...An engaging and endearing memoir by a genuine Hollywood treasure whose work spans generations.'—Library Journal

From Emmy-award winning actor, author, comedian, producer, and director Henry Winkler, a deeply thoughtful memoir of the lifelong effects of stardom and the struggle to become whole.

Henry Winkler, launched into prominence as “The Fonz” in the beloved Happy Days, has transcended the role that made him who he is. Brilliant, funny, and widely-regarded as the nicest man in Hollywood (though he would be the first to tell you that it’s simply not the case, he’s really just grateful to be here), Henry shares in this achingly vulnerable memoir the disheartening truth of his childhood, the difficulties of a life with severe dyslexia, the pressures of a role that takes on a life of its own, and the path forward once your wildest dream seems behind you.

Since the glorious era of Happy Days fame, Henry has endeared himself to a new generation with roles in such adored shows as Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation, and Barry, where he’s been revealed as an actor with immense depth and pathos, a departure from the period of his life when he was so distinctly typecast as The Fonz, he could hardly find work.

Filled with profound heart, charm, and self-deprecating humor, Being Henry is a memoir about so much more than a life in Hollywood and the curse of stardom. It is a meaningful testament to the power of sharing truth and kindness and of finding fulfillment within yourself.

A Macmillan Audio production from Celadon Books.
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Loved listening to Henry speak his story

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David Ewing

I liked the behind the scenes view of his struggles and challenges. After the reading of his book, I find that I could hang out with this guy despite his fame and notoriety. All though he is an accomplished actor so he could just be creating a pleasant facade for the reader to enjoy.

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Susan P.

Really love listening to Henry talk about life!

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Mark S.

Loved Henry Winkler's book- so thoughtful and honest---and wildly entertaining!

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Linda F

Beautifully written and narrated. I learned so much more about Henry Winkler, one of my favorite actors. And as a retired teacher of students who struggle with reading and math, I appreciate so much all of the work he’s done with and for dyslexic students.

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Loved it

Henry Winkler’s story was enlightening and warm hearted. Glad I read it!

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Great book !!!!

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Paula D.

Very interesting autobiography and beautifuly read by Henry Winkler. A joy to listen to.

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