DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: March 1, 2017 by Potomac
I grew up watching Boy Meets World and felt a familial, warm, friendly, and respectful relationship to Mr. Feeny. Other than that, I didn't really know much else about William Daniels. I knew he played on Broadway, voiced KITT in Knight Rider, and played a few other roles, but to me, he was always, and will always be, Mr. Feeny. So when I saw this book, it certainly piqued my interest.
Written by Daniels himself, this book reads more like a coffee shop conversation with him beginning in his childhood and going all the way up to present day. There are a few interesting morsels about his personal life but most of the book is centered around his professional acting career. I found it quite revealing in how he kept speaking of various roles that he managed to back his way into. He also speaks about his career hits as well as its misses. This book is a tell-all, honest look at his life.
The problem with reading a memoir of someone that you admire is that afterwards, you may feel a bit disappointed. Certain details may emerge that cause you, the reader, to respect the individual less. For me, I not only respect Daniels more, I have a deeper appreciation for his love of the craft. He is, if anything, an actor and a great one at that.
This book is well written, perfectly paced, and offers just enough behind the scenes drama to keep the reader going strong. While I can't say I read this book in one sitting, I did enjoy it slowly, sipping each chapter, and enjoying the stories Mr. Feen -- er, Mr. Daniels lays out for anyone who takes the time to crack open the pages. This book is certainly worth picking up if you are a fan of his work.
I love to read and to discuss books. My preferred genre is sci-fi but I like to read mostly anything.