The Good Neighbor

The Life and Work of Fred Rogers


New York Times bestseller
2018 Goodreads Choice Award Winner for History & Biography


ISBN: 9781419727726 Category:

Maxwell King


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.

Additional information

Weight 705 g
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.4 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 1 October 2018
Number of pages 416
Format Hardback
Dimensions 16.4 x 23.4 cm
Weight 705 g


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