Henry Winkler at First Parish Church
Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond
in conversation with TIZIANA DEARING
November 2, 2023
7:00 PM ET
(Doors at 6:30 )
First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Harvard Book Store welcomes television icon HENRY WINKLER for a discussion of his new book Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond. He will be joined in conversation by TIZIANA DEARING—host of Radio Boston on WBUR.
Please Note: Tickets to this event are sold out.
We will have a stand-by line at First Parish Church. If any seats are still open five minutes before the event begins, we will turn them over to those in the stand-by line on a first-come, first-served basis. Of course we can’t guarantee that those in the stand-by line will get in, but we are often able to let in some (or sometimes all) of those patiently waiting!
Each ticket will include one hardcover copy of Being Henry: The Fonz . . . and Beyond and an autographed bookplate.
Photo Line Guidelines
- Due to limited time, Mr. Winkler will NOT be signing copies of Being Henry or other books or memorabilia. Each ticket holder will instead receive an autographed bookplate from Henry to put in their books.
- Bookplates will NOT be personalized.
- Mr. Winkler will take photos with attendees.
Attendees must provide their own camera for the photo.
- Attendees should have their phone camera ready to hand to a Harvard Book Store staffer once they reach the front of the photo line. Bookstore staff will take the photo on attendees cameras.
- Please expect some wait time during the photo line.
About Being Henry
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.
Update on Event Masking Policies
Masks are not required for this event. As of June 1, 2023, masks are encouraged but not required for most Harvard Book Store events, unless otherwise specified. Please review individual listings.
Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes
As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.
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