Last Saturday Henry Winkler, aka The Fonze from the popular 1970’s TV show ‘Happy Days’ was signing books at Eason’s O’Connell street store.
Winkler has written a series of books featuring Hank Zipzer: The World’s Greatest Underachiever. In this series he uses his own boyhood experience of dyslexia to provide the inspiration for his hero’s exploits.
Diagnosed at the age of thirty-one, Winkler, like so many dyslexics thought he was stupid until relatively recently. He is quoted as saying:
“Just because we learn differently, does not mean we are not incredibly smart human beings” – Henry Winkler
Why not watch this video below to find out more about our new dyslexic hero and his creator…