Good Times, Bad Times, Our Times-- A MemoirBook - 2012
Jimmie Walker was raised in a violent and abusive home in the Bronx. Starting in small clubs and eventually opening for Black Panther rallies, he ultimately became an icon playing J. J. Evans on Good Times . Walker was the first successful young black sitcom star, and his catchphrase--"Dyn-o-mite!"--remains an indicator of the era. He saw sudden and enormous fame in everything from comic books and a talking doll to pajamas, trading cards, a bestselling album, and TV Guide covers. In Dyn-o-mite! , Walker candidly talks about his rise and the considerable tensions on the set of Good Times that contradicted the show's image of a close-knit, blue-collar family struggling to survive in the projects.
Walker made "Dyn-o-mite!" a catchword for the Baby Boomer generation. Today, Dyn-o-mite! will inspire that same generation to rediscover what once made America great--the freedom of thought, the freedom of speech, and the belief in the individual.
Publisher: Cambridge : Da Capo Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed.
Branch Call Number: 792. 7028 WAL W
Characteristics: x, 265 p.,  p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: Dynomite