WOW! What a book by John Frederick! I wrote this review on April 26, and as a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to John, let's go for a repeat!
But first, let's add the newest review:
PS I forgot to mention how funny some of the stories were.~ Mike O'Shea, ASC
One of my all-time favorite songs is "How Could Anyone Ever Tell You You Were Anything Less than Beautiful" (by Shaina Noll). When I think about John Frederick's book, StarCatcher, I think, How could anyone ever think this book is anything less than wonderful?
And the reviewers all agree with me. He has twenty five-star reviews on Amazon and four on Barnes and Noble. Every review is five stars!! And so rightly so. This book is one we at Robert D. Reed Publishers are very proud to have in our catalog.
Here is a condensed (somewhat anyway) list of some of his reviews:
5.0 out of 5 stars Intimate, first person accounts of celebrities we’ve loved, and thought we knew, for decades It is very well written and I especially loved its organization. I can open it up anywhere, read the serendipitously discovered essays with curiosity (“I wonder what will be in this one!”), and be richly rewarded. And I’m always tickled by the colorful facts like Ernest Borgnine’s first wife tearing up a photo of him after an argument and peeing on it (😂), and his long and patriotic support of the US Navy that he served with during WWII. Seriously, we could never find those little treasures anywhere else. Humanizing our heroes favorably is so valuable, and so important right now... ~ Richard Anderson
5.0 out of 5 stars An Intimate Journey Back to Hollywood's Golden Age What makes StarCatcher relaxingly entertaining is the author’s humorous and laid back writing style. You’ll wind up feeling like you have made a new friend in John Frederick, sitting alongside of him as the lights go down, the screen goes up, and the memories come alive. Frederick was there when they said it, and you’ll be right next to him, page after entertaining page of StarCatcher – A True Life Hollywood Fantasy. ~ Neil Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Fantastic Book, A Hidden Gem StarCatcher, A True Life Hollywood Fantasy grabbed my attention. . . . This book made me laugh, cry, and remember a time when movie stars were stars. I highly recommend this book and hope you enjoy it as much as I did. ~ Sharon Kleiter
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful Read I am of the age where I am familiar with most if not all the Stars John Frederick wrote about. New and unusual stories about many of these famous people of Hollywood past. Written with a touch of
humor and humility. Loved reading this, made me feel good. ~ Roy Schlobohm
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is a real tickle! I am enjoying so much reflecting back on many of the stars I grew up with. I appreciate the easy style of delivery and the author's keen memory. I am grateful for the legacy that has been provided! ~ Roger LaBranche
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read for lovers of old time Hollywood & Sports
Fabulous read. If you like the old days of Hollywood and sports, you will love this book. You can pick it up at any point and find a great tale. Great gift for your parents and grandparents! ~ Michael Moersen
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful book I was captivated by John Frederick's book StarCcatcher. . . . John Frederick's sense of humor and writing style helped bring each of these stories to life for me. couldn't put this book down once I started to read it. Each Chapter was a completely new experience. ~ Al Bower
5.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Magnificence Comes Alive John Frederick’s book, StarCatcher: A True Life Hollywood Fantasy brings me to an era where Hollywood and all its magnificence comes alive. John’s knowledge and personal relationships with so many of Hollywood’s greats took me right into their living room while I got to know a little bit more about them. This book is a great read for anyone who loves movies. ~ Ruth Klein
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and interesting read Just go to the index and pick out anyone you are interested in. Don't have to sit and finish it all at once but you might want to once you get started. ~ P. R. Frederick
5.0 out of 5 stars Super fun read!! I absolutely LOVE this book. So many fascinating short stories about the movie stars and sports figures that I grew up with. Not to mention the war heroes. This is a fun, informative gift for your parents, especially your dad for Fathers' Day or birthday. A WONDERFUL book!! ~ Irene Robertson
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book! This collection is so fun to read! Each short story is an insight into the personality of a Hollywood or sports legend. The book is written with humor at times and always from the unique perspective that only someone who was there could express. Definitely worthy of your attention! ~ CJ Medeiros