NY Daily News: How dyslexia made 'Happy Days' star Henry Winkler an author

February 23rd, 2014

NY Daily News
by Beth Stebner
February 23, 2014

Plenty of celebrities write books, but Henry Winkler didn’t even read one until he was in his 30s.
The celebrated actor — best known as “Happy Days” greaser Arthur (Fonzie) Fonzarelli — struggles daily with dyslexia, which wasn’t diagnosed until he was 31.
His struggle with the learning disability inspired Winkler, now 68, to write a series of children’s books starring Hank Zipzer, a fictional boy who has problems with reading, math and an annoying little sister.
Art imitates Winkler’s life, which, like Hank’s, started out on the Upper West Side.

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