December Book Giveaway – Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler – I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River, Reflections on family, photography and fly-fishing

Congratulations to Shari. Shari has been contacted and the book has been shipped. Thanks again to the publisher, Insight Editions for providing the book.

FROM THE PUBLISHER: An accomplished sportsman who meticulously records the measurements of every fish he hooks, Winkler has learned that his yearly trips to the river are not just about catching trout. More importantly, they’re about adopting the proper perspective on life. Or, as Winkler puts it, when he’s fly-fishing, the river acts like a “washing machine for my brain,” recharging him and reminding him that anything is possible.

I've Never Met an Idiot on the River - Henry Winkler

On the river, Henry has grown to appreciate the support his wife and children give him, learned to listen, and developed the confidence to publish his outdoor photography in his first non-fiction book. An expression of the inherent optimism that stems from the simplicity of the outdoors, I’ve Never Met an Idiot on the River is an invitation to share in the realizations and achievements Winkler has found while fishing. Hopefully it will help you catch a few of your own.

Henry Winkler is an actor, producer, director, and author. He is probably best known for his role as The Fonz in the 1970s U.S. television sitcom Happy Days. His fishing exploits have been featured on John Barrett’s Fly Fishing the World, and he regularly recounts them during his various speaking engagements around the country. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Stacey, their three children, and two dogs. They fish primarily in Idaho and Montana.

I've Never Met an Idiot on the Water - Henry Winkler Book

MY TAKE: I really liked this book. It made me laugh and it didn’t take itself too seriously. If you like fishing or anything Henry Winkler’s done like being the Fonz on Happy Days or producing MacGyver…you’ll like this book too!


I’d like to get this book out to someone before Christmas so just comment below and I’ll pick a winner and ship it on the 20th. You must be in the United States (NJ, NY, PA, CT). If you’d like to buy the book, it’s published by Insight Editions in California.

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8 thoughts on “December Book Giveaway – Henry Winkler”

  1. Thank you so much for the book and for selecting me to win it! It is wrapped up and ready to be given to my father in law XMAS morning! He is going to absolutely love it! It goes perfectly with all of the other “fishing” items we bought him for XMAS…. which include fishing line, a new light for his fly tying table etc… Happy Holidays!

  2. would love the book…I’ve been hitting RV for about a year here and there…most of my best fishing stories are about the ones that got away…it’s just nice to know that the lunkers are lurking out there…you got to be in it to win it!!!

    Merry Fishmas everyone…Thanks Robert for a great website

  3. This is a great website, I have just recently started freshwater fishing again and have found alot of great info on here.

  4. Just retired, and a beginner shoreline fisherman at the Valley.Looks like agood book, will read it one way or another. Merry Christmas to all!

  5. I would love to be able to give this book to my father-in-law for XMAS. We live next to RV reservoir, and we frequently go there to sail, fish and camp. Although, we all fish, he is the fly-fisherman in the family…. me, not so much 🙂 I know he would love and appreciate this book for the holidays. Thank you!

  6. Looking forward to fishing Round Valley for the first time in about 20 years this cvoming year.

    Thanks for the website;
    Phil

  7. One of the NPR shows – think it was Wait-Wait-Don’t-Tell-Me – had a nice little interview with Winkler about the book. He hoped he hadn’t jumped the shark with this one.

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