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Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad #2020

Goodnight John Boy A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad For eight wonderful years The Waltons the story of a family living in the foothills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression entertained America and the world Yet this television sho

  • Title: Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad
  • Author: Earl Hamner Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781581822984
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Paperback
  • Goodnight, John Boy: A Celebration of an American Family and the Values That Have Sustained Us Through Good Times and Bad By Earl Hamner Jr., For eight wonderful years The Waltons, the story of a family living in the foothills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, entertained America and the world Yet this television show was than entertaining Each episode combined wonderful stories and teachable moments in which adults and children alike learned the importance of honesty, hard worFor eight wonderful years The Waltons, the story of a family living in the foothills of Virginia s Blue Ridge Mountains during the Depression, entertained America and the world Yet this television show was than entertaining Each episode combined wonderful stories and teachable moments in which adults and children alike learned the importance of honesty, hard work, respect, responsibility, self sacrifice, and kindness As is true in most families, the Waltons faced many challenges, occasionally stumbled along the way, but they struggled to live their lives within the framework of the values they believed and taught Goodnight, John Boy is a memory book of The Waltons, the number one television show of its time Filled with behind the scenes anecdotes and profiles of people who appeared on the show, it introduces readers to the Hamner family members who later became characters on The Waltons, suggests events and locales that inspired many of the episodes, and traces Earl Hamner s life as a writer from Virginia to New York to Hollywood Included is a description of each episode plus reminiscence, comments, and personal feelings from numerous people connected with the series writers, actors, directors, producers, family, and fans Heavily illustrated with publicity shots and personal photographs taken by cast, crew, and others, Goodnight John Boy will be a welcomed book by millions of loyal fans When The Waltons first aired in 1972, it was at the bottom of the Nielson ratings by December it led the list That dramatic leap came about because fans told their friends about it and wrote the CBS network to praise the show and to plead that the show not becanceled Thirty years later, Goodnight, John Boy is sure to touch the hearts of the show s fans again.

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    1. 4.6 starsI m not ashamed to admit that I watch the Waltons almost every day Grandma and Grandpa and John Boy just warm my heart This book is about the life of Earl Hamner, the creator of the Waltons The Walton family is based on his own parents, grandparents, and siblings It also describes how the TV show came to be.I loved it.

    2. Ok, I ll admit it I loved The Waltons I ve seen every episode at least twice, and there s not many TV shows I ll say that about M A S H, Star Trek TNG, Carol Burnettat s probably it About six or seven years ago, I got the series from Netflix and watched every episode again, and it was even enjoyable than I remembered I found this book in the library about half way through my Waltons marathon, and it added to the re watch.

    3. I have been a fan of the show since it originally aired This book was sadly lacking in detail I did not learn much from it.

    4. I loved this book, especially as Michael Learned who played the Mother Olivia Walton and Mary McDonough who played a daughter Erin Walton, both signed the book for me when I met them in April last year The book is a great guide to every episode, features the names of every actor and character, as well as information about the museum in Schuyler Virginia which I definitely plan to visit, as well as useful websites You can tell the book is written by Earl Hamner, due to the warmth of his words, li [...]

    5. If you loved the TV series the Walton s, grab this reminiscence of the show and a look back at the special moments of a family living through hard times in a different era

    6. As a long time fan of the Walton s, I found this book a must read Starts with the history of the real family the show was based on and then gives a episode snapshot of each show It was interesting that many thought the show would never make it In the disappointing reality tv era we are in now, it is refreshing to watch a show that not only tells a story, but teaches a lesson as well Reading about the actors bringing to life these stories was quite interesting If you love the Walton s, read this [...]

    7. For fans of The Waltons, this is a must read It was the story of Earl Hamner s real family, a little blurb about each actor, synpses of each episode and a description of The Walton s museum in Virginia It s a reference book to keep handy while watching the show.

    8. Nice companion book for the series if you are a fan However, it left me wanting a bad way The tidbits during the episode guide section, most didn t make sense where they were placed A lot of them were just summaries of what I had just read in the episode description I am 95% one of the episode descriptions was wrong will confirm when that episode reruns There is ZERO mention of the second actor who played John Boy The only place you see his name is in the cast list at the back of the book Nothi [...]

    9. I loved it The first half was interesting to me, as a writer and the second half enabled me to relive the TV series When a particular episode sparked my interest, all I had to do was go to youtube and watch it again How fortunate we are to have such resources

    10. An interesting book for any fan of the quality TV show, The Waltons In addition to photos and background on the series, there are comments on individual episodes by the show s actors, writers and directors.

    11. If you loved The Waltons, you ll love this book Lots of background info from creator Earl Hamner Jr and reminiscences from the cast, directors, writers and many fans A couple of glaring typos too, but what can I say, I m a proofreader Very heartwarming, just like the show.

    12. I m a love the Waltons I have the complete series so when I saw this book I had to have it It gave a lot of behind the scene stories It was nice to learn where the stories came from If you like the Waltons it would be a nice book for your collections.

    13. Loved this little soft cover book As a fan of the Walton television series, I wanted to see what Hamner said first hand Loved the pictures and the commentary Would recommend for anyone interested in southern living during depression era and the Walton TV series.

    14. Excellent If you are a fan of the show you will love it It has a lot of interesting articles in it about the episodes and cast.

    15. Charming, if somewhat brief, retrospective of The Waltons TV series, co written by its creator, Earl Hamner Jr.

    16. This is a book written by the creator of The Waltons The first few chapters is his back story and the rest of the book is brief

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