Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me Spiral-Bound | December 1, 2021
Karen Knotts, Betty Lynn (Foreword by)
★★★☆☆+ from 101 to 500 ratings
Tied Up in Knotts: My Dad and Me
Much has been written about Don Knotts’s career, especially about his iconic role as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show, but personal views into the man himself are few and far between. In Tied Up in Knotts, a loving daughter provides a full-life narrative of her father: Don’s difficult childhood in an abusive home, his escape into comedic performance, becoming a household name, his growth as a feature film actor, his failing health, and his family life throughout, leading to touching and hilarious moments that will make the reader laugh and cry.
Those looking for a behind-the-scenes peek at the show, from the nuts and bolts of production to the hilarious pranks and heartfelt moments between the cast and crew, will see it all through the eyes of the little girl who grew up on the set. Knotts will delight readers with the memories of celebrities touched by Don’s life, including Ron Howard, Tim Conway, Andy Griffith, Elinor Donahue, John Waters, Barbara Eden, Katt Williams, and Jim Carrey.
Tied Up In Knotts delves beyond Barney Fife nostalgia to tell the life story of a man and father.
"The cardinal rule for an actor to be a comedic hit on a sitcom or in the movies is 'Show me a man in trouble and I’ll show you a funny man.' Don Knotts personified that man in trouble with his brilliant acting skills whenever the light hit him, and he made it look effortless. I loved this book, and the millions he made laugh week in and week out will love it also." —Tom Dreesen