EDDIE: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy
Not all Leave it to Beaver related books are created equal. Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy is among the best that have been published. Leave it to a great mystery writer like author Christopher J. Lynch to ask probing questions to help Ken Osmond open up and tell a wealth of interesting stories about his life before, during and after the original Leave it to Beaver program.
One of the most interesting things you will find in the pages of Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy is the living dichotomy that is Eddie Haskell. It’s simple and goes a little like this, Ken Osmond is Eddie Haskell but Eddie Haskell is not Ken Osmond. I won’t divulge the secrets shared in the book, so you’ll have to buy it or check it out at your local library and read it for yourself. I’m sure Ken Osmond and Christopher J. Lynch would be happy if you simply read it in one sitting at your local Barnes & Noble as long as you get on Amazon.com afterwards and write a glowing review about the amazing stories, some of them death defying, that are found within the pages of Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy.
There is so much more to Ken Osmond than his portrayal of Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver from 1957 to 1963. However, Ken is thankful to have played the much despised Eddie Haskell because it has opened many doors for this talented actor and thoughtful family man. He’s been interviewed for hundreds of entertainment and news shows, hunted quail with United States Four Star General Norman Schwartzkoph, eaten dinner and chewed the fat with Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell and been a guest on Bill Maher’s early TV show Politically Incorrect, numerous times.
If you aren’t in southern California and have a chance to sit down with Ken yourself, the next best thing to that would be picking up a copy of Eddie: The Life and Times of America’s Preeminent Bad Boy. You won’t be disappointed.