Today at Rex Parker Does the New York Times website, comments were on topics wide and varied, as they tend to be. There was mention (by me) of a series of books based on the TV show "Happy Days." Someone expressed surprise that there such books would ever have existed. But that's the way it was back in my day, kids. If a television show was popular it led to a series of books, an awful lot of them by the group-pseudonym William Johnston. I had "Man From Uncle" paperbacks, and "Room 222", and "Get Smart" and "Gomer Pyle" and "The Brady Bunch." Oh, and about 25 "Dark Shadows" novels although I remember being upset that Lara Parker, who played Angelique the witch who turned Barnabus into a vampire (and stole my prepuscent heart away from Julie Newmar's Catwoman) was never on the cover.
Anyway, I still happen to have a copy of a "Happy Days" novel, the classic "Ready to Go Steady"And my copy is autographed, not by the author, but by the Fonz himself, Henry Winkler
who also included this bookmark --