(AA5) Trade softcover in VG condition; pgs signed by jerry mathers on first page Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Traces the life of the star of "Leave it to Beaver" and his transition back into "normal" life as a teenager detailing his struggle with dyslexia and his relationship with the other cast members
From Publishers Weekly:
Leave It to Beaver first aired on TV 41 years ago, and has been playing ever since in reruns. The All-American Cleaver family, writes the series' star, provided "innocence, optimism, respectability, and adventure. The pleasures were simple and the values were constant." Through episodic "morality plays," the show "presented a child's view of the world." That child, of course, was "the Beaver," played by 10-year-old Mathers, and the show provided the closest thing the baby-boom generation had to cultural mythology. The only surprise in Mathers's autobiography may be the impressive credits with which he came to the role in 1957, having already worked with such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, Jimmy Durante, Ray Bolger, Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley MacLaine and John Forsythe. Unfortunately, this Hollywood memoir reads as if it were penned by the Beav himself, rather than by a 50-year-old man with two marriages and a philosophy degree from UC-Berkeley behind him. Mathers delivers a poorly written recitation of data rather than an in-depth examination of a life or career, and the voices of other actors from the show contribute little additional scope. This collection of trivia will appeal only to die-hard fans and avid collectors of Beaver memorabilia. For others, it may simply provide further evidence of the banality of American pop culture. Eight pages of b&w photos, not seen by PW.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Title: And Jerry Mathers As "the Beaver"
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description Berkley Trade. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2864217558
Book Description Condition: Good. Item is in good condition, but has been used by the previous owner. May include some wear and creases. A usable reading copy. Fast shipping. Free delivery confirmation with every order. Seller Inventory # 1XME3O001BRU
Book Description Berkley Trade, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_214130953
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Book Description Berkley Trade, 1998. Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0425163709
Book Description The Berkley Publishing Group, 1998. Condition: Very Good. Signed by Jerry Mathers, 272 pp., Paperback, rear cover and last section of pages creased, else text clean and binding tight. Seller Inventory # ZB1054298
Book Description Berkley Blvd, 1998. Soft cover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Seller Inventory # 000918
Book Description Berkley Trade, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SKU9273468
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