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

February 23rd, 2014

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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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