Henry Winkler Reels in New York Times Bestseller

Jun 23, 2011, 14:12 ET from Planned Television Arts

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Winkler, one of TV's all-time favorite stars as The Fonz on the hit 70's and 80's sitcom Happy Days, has a legendary acting and directing resume that dates back four decades. He is now about to hit the New York Times best seller list with his debut adult non-fiction book I've Never Met An Idiot on the River:  Reflections of Family, Photography, and Fly-fishing (Insight Editions, 21.95, Cloth, ISBN:  978-1-60887-020-2).

The book is set to debut at No. 30 on the New York Times Bestseller list on June 26.  Henry has penned a heart-warming collection of humorous anecdotes and heartfelt observations about his passion, fly-fishing  – and on life, love, and the importance of family.  The book features his original photographs of beautiful nature-filled scenes, along with inspiring prose on how fly-fishing helps him reflect on what really matters in life.

The entertainment icon's book is represented to the news media by Planned Television Arts (www.plannedtvarts.com).  Their chief marketing officer, Brian Feinblum says:  "We are so happy to be a part of this.  For the past 49 years we've promoted many bestselling authors but working with Henry is extra special.  His publisher, Insight Editions (www.insighteditions.com), deserves their first-ever bestseller to be with a man of his caliber and class."

"We're all very proud of Henry and delighted to see the book get the reception it deserves," says Raoul Goff, the publisher at Insight Editions.  "I've Never Met an Idiot on the River, is a beautiful title that's accessible to everyone. Its significance lies in the fact that it reminds us of the importance of family and that individual accomplishment is the product of perseverance.  These are things we tend to forget in our daily lives and Henry provides us with a much needed refresher course."

Henry's media campaign includes coverage in Parade Magazine, People Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Magazine, National Fisherman, Playboy Radio, and scheduled TV appearances on the Today Show (June 27), The Talk (June 30), The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (June 30).  He tapes Live! with Regis & Kelly July 13.

Henry, who appears on USA Network's Royal Pains (premiering June 29th), is also a best-selling author of the children's book series, Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Underachiever, written with his partner Lin Oliver.

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