From Bart A. Baggett: The 1960s were a fascinating time in American TV culture. This book goes behind the scenes.
As a person who was not even born when the Mr. Novak TV series was on the air in a battle of just three networks, I found the detailed research and insightful behind-the-scenes drama very interesting. Watching the DVD of the first season was also useful and almost comical in the simplicity of the teenage culture brewing in the early 1960s compared to our kids today. The author has detailed conversations with actors, writers, and even exact financial contract details for the stars and co-stars. If you were a TV star in the 1960s, you were a household name. This book is like a time capsule of American television and culture.