“Growing up in Disneyland” is part biography about Ron’s father, actor Don DeFore, and his own autobiography. Don DeFore earned a star on Hollywood Boulevard and was a household name in the 1950’s and ‘60’s. He co-starred in numerous feature films with many Hollywood legends, TV shows, and on live theater and is best known for “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” in which he played the next-door-neighbor, “Thorny,” and his co-starring role as “Mr. B” in the 1960’s TV series, “Hazel.” The book includes much of Don’s unpublished autobiography, “Hollywood – DeFore ‘n After.”
“Growing up in Disneyland” is a metaphor for Ron DeFore’s life growing up in a celebrity family filled with “Fantasyland” adventures he equates to a “Forest Gump” type life, from meeting the Beatles, Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin, and other celebrities as Associate Director of the Steve Allen Show. His nearly 20 careers include a mid-life crisis as the “Flying DJ” at an L.A. discotheque to political positions within the Reagan Presidential Administration to establishing his own company. “Growing up in Disneyland” is also to be taken literally, as Ron spent much of his youth in Disneyland where his father owned Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Barbecue restaurant in Frontierland. Ron and his brother, Dave, have given presentations to various Disneyland interest groups after which many attendees suggested, “you should write a book.”
“Growing up in Disneyland” will be enjoyed by any age group from baby-boomers that remember Don DeFore’s many beloved acting roles to those that don’t but are curious how life was in “the good-old-days,” especially growing up in a Hollywood celebrity family. Ron has had so many careers and adventures along the way that readers will have much to keep them from putting the book down.
Growing Up in Disneyland is a sensational, informative, and moving memoir and biography of two amazing men rolled into one. The reader in Growing Up in Disneyland will be taken on a thought-provoking and captivating journey by the author Ron DeFore from start to finish, which in turn will keep readers hooked and turning the pages with haste! What the reader will encounter along the way in this memoir/biography crossover, is much that is not known to the public and will give the reader great insight into what it was truly like to grow in a celebrity family in Hollywood and it makes for a fascinating read book lovers that should not be missed! That is why I am already imploring you lovely readers to read this book, but if you aren’t convinced just yet, then continue to read to learn more!
Growing Up in Disneyland is an incredible biography and memoir all rolled into one that will take readers back in time to the good ole days. Growing Up in Disneyland is, in part, a biography of the author’s father, Don DeFore, but is also a memoir all about the author’s own life. Ron DeFore’s father was an actor and household name in the ’50s and ’60s, which earned him a prestigious star on the Hollywood Boulevard. In Growing Up in Disneyland, Ron will share more about his father’s career as well as his unpublished autobiography, and it makes for a great insight into a man’s talented life as an actor at a time where incredible movies where being made.
However, the book will also delve into Ron’s life and his many achievements. Ron DeFore will share what it was like growing up in Hollywood with a famous father and all that come along with it. Ron met countless celebrities, famous bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, and had numerous memorable adventures along the way, and he shares all of this and more in his incredible book and let me tell you now book lovers, you can’t miss it!
Growing Up in Disneyland for me was a profound book as it is part biography of Don DeFore written by his son, and I felt that this was incredibly unique. It is unique because I do not think I have ever read a book that has an element like this, so it is safe to say I was in awe while reading the incredible Growing Up in Disneyland! As the reader gets lost in Growing Up in Disneyland, they will feel a host of emotions as Ron DeFore shares all in his book and tells us his story in a personal way that the reader will feel touched and moved and that is one of the many things I loved about this book.
As a reader, I found myself racing through Growing Up in Disneyland, which is rare for me to do with a memoir/biography! Do not get me wrong; I adore this genre; it is one of my favorites, after all! But sometimes they can take a while to get through but not with Growing Up in Disneyland. I raced through this book and was incredibly entertained from start to finish as the author had a way of charming me, and put me under his spell as he poignantly and honestly shared his story, and his fathers, with us readers and it made for a sensational read. I adored that Ron DeFore was able to do this as it made for a beautiful reading experience. Ron DeFore was so brilliant and descriptive with his literature that you will feel as if you are there, back in the ’50s and 60’s walking the Hollywood boulevard and meeting some of the most famous celebrities and bands to have ever lived so thank you Ron DeFore for being able to transport me so effortlessly back in time and so many other readers too!
Overall, Growing Up in Disneyland is a sensational novel that will inform, entertain, and charm you all at once. So if you are a reader looking to read a fascinating memoir/biography of two interesting and intriguing men, then the incredible Growing Up in Disneyland is for you! That is why I, of course, have to award this book Growing Up in Disneyland five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below book lovers, you won’t regret it!
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