The winner for March is "The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers" by Maxwell King.
Here is what Amazon has to say about it:
"Fred Rogers (1928–2003) was an enormously influential figure in the history of television and in the lives of tens of millions of children. As the creator and star of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, he was a champion of compassion, equality, and kindness. Rogers was fiercely devoted to children and to taking their fears, concerns, and questions about the world seriously.
The Good Neighbor, the first full-length biography of Fred Rogers, tells the story of this utterly unique and enduring American icon. Drawing on original interviews, oral histories, and archival documents, Maxwell King traces Rogers’s personal, professional, and artistic life through decades of work, including a surprising decision to walk away from the show to make television for adults, only to return to the neighborhood with increasingly sophisticated episodes, written in collaboration with experts on childhood development. An engaging story, rich in detail, The Good Neighbor is the definitive portrait of a beloved figure, cherished by multiple generations."
See you there!!
These are the choices for the April Meetup:
"Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis" by J. D. Vance (read about it here: https://amzn.to/2DPcyUH)
"Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island" by Regina Calcaterra (read about it here: https://amzn.to/2EeMh3I)
"All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson" Mark Griffin (read about it here: https://amzn.to/2SXzVVY)
"The Sun Does Shine" by Anthony Ray Hinton (read about it here: https://amzn.to/2N92WIQ)
Here is a link to the poll: https://bit.ly/2Ihiyez
I'll announce the selection mid-March.