Events & Author Appearances

Tied Up in Knotts
Meet the Author: Karen Knotts
Mayberry Days , 218 Rockford Street, Mount Airy, NC 27030 (map it)
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 1:00pm

Author Karen Knotts will be presenting her new book, Tied Up in Knotts, at the Mayberry Days festival.

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Tied Up in Knotts
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By Karen Knotts, Foreword by Betty Lynn
Price 27.99


Published Sep 2021

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. Tied Up In Knotts delves beyond Barney Fife nostalgia. 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.