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  • As I Knew Him:: My Dad, Rod Serling

    As I Knew Him:: My Dad, Rod Serling

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Anne Serling
    Format:   Hardcover
    Publisher:   Citadel Trade (2013, Apr 30th).
    Pages:   288

    In Twilight Zone reruns, I search for my father in the man on the screen, but I can't always find him there. Instead, he appears in unexpected ways. Memory summoned by a certain light, a color, a smell--and I see him again on the porch of our old red lakeside cottage, where I danced on the steps as a child.To Anne Serling, the imposing figure the public saw hosting The Twilight Zone each week, intoning cautionary observations about fate, chance, and humanity, was not the father she knew. Her fun-loving dad would play on the floor with the dogs, had nicknames for everyone in the family, and was apt to put a lampshade on his head and break out in song. He was her best friend, her playmate, and her confidant. After his unexpected death at 50, Anne, just 20, was left stunned. more

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