ANDY AND DON: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American TV Show
Andy and Don by Daniel de Vise is a revealing biography with the kind of sweeping narrative and premium placed on detail, that its impossible for it not to become a definitive telling. De vise’s book attempts and largely succeeds as a behind the scenes account of the Andy Griffin Show and the complex lives of its stars. Most striking is the author’s access to the subject matter; he was after all the brother in law of Don Knotts and the vastness of his research. Every single living member of the cast was extensively interviewed as was countless friends and family.
The book is a both an exploration into the surprisingly spirited personal lives of its two titled characters and their own personal friendship that helped create an American Television Classic. A perfect gift for any lover of American comedy or celebrity biographies of course, but also a wonderful read for any lover of Non fiction. Or anyone looking to take a leisurely stroll down memory lane and take a dip into the nostalgic waters of long ago.
Simon & Schuster