Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth Dimension Guide to Life

  • Title: Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth Dimension Guide to Life
  • Author: Mark Dawidziak
  • ISBN: 9781250082374
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone A Fifth Dimension Guide to Life Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you Yes and maybe you should The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons ground rules inspirational thoughts and stir
    Can you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you Yes, and maybe you should The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts, and stirring reminders found in Rod Serling s timeless fantasy series Written by veteran TV critic, Mark Dawidziak, this unauthorized tribute is a celebration of the classic antholCan you live your life by what The Twilight Zone has to teach you Yes, and maybe you should The proof is in this lighthearted collection of life lessons, ground rules, inspirational thoughts, and stirring reminders found in Rod Serling s timeless fantasy series Written by veteran TV critic, Mark Dawidziak, this unauthorized tribute is a celebration of the classic anthology show, but also, on another level, a kind of fifth dimension self help book, with each lesson supported by the morality tales told by Serling and his writers.The notion that it s never too late to reinvent yourself soars through The Last Flight, in which a World War I flier who goes forward in time and gets the chance to trade cowardice for heroism A visit from an angel blares out the wisdom of follow your passion in A Passage for Trumpet The meaning of divided we fall is driven home with dramatic results when neighbors suspect neighbors of being invading aliens in The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street The old maxim about never judging a book by its cover is given a tasty twist when an alien tome is translated in To Serve Man.

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    1. It has forever been thus: so long as men write what they think, then all of the other freedoms--all of them--may remain intact. And it is then that writing becomes a weapon of truth, and article of faith, an act of courage. Rod Serling, January 15, 1968 speechWhen I read a review of Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone: A Fifth Dimension Guide to Life in the local paper I couldn't believe I had missed this book. Here was a book that spoke to what I had long believed: that Rod [...]

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    2. Mark Dawidziak is my people. Written by a true fan of the iconic show. I love it!!!

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    3. I admittingly have not watched twilight zone but know about it and was interested in the book. It was great. The lessons here are things that more people should remember. I will watch the twilight zone at some point now! Had some great quotes."light candles if the darkness warrants it, but remember that your salvation is your capacity for human warmth - in that remarkable propensity for love"

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    4. This is a fun book to read. It would help a lot if you are a fan of the television show "The Twilight Zone" Mark Dawidziak uses episodes of the famous tv show to give life lessons he has learned by watching The Twilight Zone. In this book are 50 lessons he learned by watching the show. For example,"Keep your inner child alive" or "Nobody said life was fair" or Follow your passion. or Respect your elders. and so many more. We have the whole tv series on dvd of The Twilight Zone. I have seen every [...]

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    5. Angels and devils, monsters and aliens, ghosts and, sometimes, just plain old humans doing things the rest of them wouldn't. All so that we can learn a pithy lesson.Along with biographical information about Serling, author Mark Dawidziak groups original series episodes by the "lessons" taught, on per chapter. Fifty-one, by his count. Throw in a famous person's personal reminiscence, at the end of each chapter, and the author's own experiences interviewing various people who participated in the s [...]

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    6. I really respect this author for putting his "Zone life" into a book. It's a fun read, but I read non-fiction (usually) to learn new things. MD is a good writer and this is a fun book for fans of the show, but I'm not personally getting much out of it. Gonna move on.

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    7. A "Chicken Soup for the Twilight Zone Fan" if you will. Nothing spectacular but a good read for fans of the show. Some epsiodes were over analyzed while some were briefly touched. More editing might have helped. Enjoyed the lessons from "guest authors" but the biographies could have been trimmed down. Had to stop reading a few times to go back and re-watch old episodes.

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    8. I'm over these old white dudes telling me how superior they feel to everyone, so I should have known at the beginning of this book it wasn't for me. Especially when he starts out talking about how kids these days just don't have the black and white show background to appreciate TV and they also need to get off his lawn. The parts that really pissed me off and made this impossible to finish were where he would use a crap ton of synonyms to hammer his point home. WE GET IT GUY, YOU OWN A THESAURUS [...]

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    9. Whether you were an original follower of the Twilight Zone or a latecomer to its magic, this is an excellent source for honoring Rod Serling's genius and the messages he delivered. Messages and life lessons that still ring relevant. Broken into short chapters that feature a different segment of the series, it is both a delight in nostalgia and a reminder of the show's enduring impact on many spin offs that never reached Serling's high standards. A real treasure for the generation weaned on late [...]

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    10. Dawidziak did a fantastic job of breaking down the philosophy behind various episodes. An excellent compendium book for one of the great TV shows of all timeThe Twilight Zone. "e the key unlock the door. See what your fate might have in store. Come explore your dreams creation. Enter this world of imagination." Peart

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    11. Have you ever watched The Twilight Zone? No?Me neither.So when Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone by Mark Dawidziak arrived in the mail, I wasn't really sure what to think. This book, labeled "a fifth-dimension guide to life" turned out to be a fun, almost self-help style collection of lessons that The Twilight Zone can offer to watchers.Having no previous background with The Twilight Zone, I likely didn't pick up on as many things as a fan would but I definitely think ever [...]

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    12. Submitted for your approval, the next stop, the Twilight Zone. Anyone growing up in America in the 1960s knows those words by heart. Pitch black hair, head tilted slightly, and there was Rod Serling, cigarette in hand with just a little bit of smoke visible to the watchful viewer. I was one of them along with my two older brothers, and we were hooked forever on Serling’s morality plays. We all have our favorites, and mine is “It’s A Good Life,” with a very young Billy Mumy, later of Lost [...]

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    13. I LOVE my local library! I read about this book somewhere late last year (2017) & when I requested it, they told me that they had exhausted their CY 2017 funds, but as soon as the CY2018 funds were made available, they would order it for me. 8=O Sure enough, it came in just a few weeks into January. I read through it pretty quickly as both a Twilight Zone buff & to get it back as a New Book in case anyone else wants to read it. The title is kind of a misnomer since Dawidziak learned a LO [...]

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    14. I received a copy of this book through in exchange for an honest review.Overall, I enjoyed this book. I watched The Twilight Zone a lot when I was younger and loved it. This book was well-written and showed how powerful the show was as pure entertainment as well as teaching material for how people can be decent human beings.This book took me awhile to finish (about a month). This was mostly due to the fact that it is not necessarily a book that one would binge read. I found it best to read a ch [...]

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    15. Because Rod Serling already does it for viewers in his intros and epilogues, it's not so much of a stretch to pull life lessons from The Twilight Zone than it would be from other pop culture entities. Nevertheless, it's enjoyable to have it all in one handy tome, with episodes grouped to show thematic throughlines across the whole series. The tone is friendly and conversational, with the wide-eyed devotion of a lifelong fan, yet not so obsessively detailed as to be off-putting to casual readers. [...]

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    16. I was really looking forward to this book. I probably just needed the magazine article version of it. Or blog version. This author took too long to make his point. There is a 9 page forward by Serling's daughter, then 4 page Acknowledgments, then a 17 page overview of sorts, then a 25 page section about Rod Serling's life that is so convoluted with the author's input that I gave up trying to find out why Serling died so young, then a 2 page Spoiler Alert. Finally, you get to the lessons from the [...]

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    17. Ostensibly, this is about the life lessons from Twilight Zone. But it's actually a good excuse to wander through Twilight Zone nostalgia. How fun it was! The writing was spot on, covering roughly 100 of the 156 original episodes (or so it tells me), and I liked learning about Rod Serling. The only sad part were the quotes taken from famous people about the Twilight Zone or Rod Serling; many of them were just single sentences, the sort of things a celebrity might send out as pull quotes. (I don't [...]

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    18. This was a book club pick. I've barely seen an entire episode of the show; my older brothers watched it on reruns and it was just too scary for me. There was an old talking doll episode and I haven't watched it since. Until book club!The style is a mishmash of a persuasive essay and a self help book. Don't Be Cruel to Others: episodes 123, 156, and 234. Here's why I have that interpretation. Oh, and here is what someone else says.Even the big fans of the series weren't fans of the book.

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    19. Possibly a book that should not be read straight through as the lessons become repetitive and the listing of some episodes for multiple lessons just emphasizes the that, as with many shows, amongst the masterpieces are episodes that were in fact forgettable. The Twilight Zone Companion is a better read and more entertaining review of the full run while this is perhaps best a book to keep on hand and dip into on occassion.

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    20. Twilight Zone fans will enjoy this book. The author, a self-professed Twilight Zone junkie, uses various episodes to illustrate some simple truths to live by. For instance, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (there's something on the wing!!!) teaches us to believe in ourselves even when no one else does. Lots of homespun wisdom in the Twilight Zone, and Dawidziak had a lot of fun finding it to share.

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    21. A must read for any Twilight Zone fan! It is a great nostalgic journey through the Twilight Zone and also has great info on the great Rod Serling. The life lessons themselves are very basic and shame on you if you haven't learned them yet. I am so overcome and overjoyed with Twilight Zone nostalgia that I am endeavoring to rewatch as many episodes as I can.

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    22. Fans of the Twilight Zone will enjoy revisiting many episodes. And there are some interesting quotes and stories related to the lessons and the author. But too much of the book is about the author himself for me to give it more than 4 stars.

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    23. Yes, everything I need to know I learned in the Twilight Zone. I watched this show when it first ran. I have seen it in reruns. I enjoy it every time I do see it. To Serve Man is my favorite episode, closely followed by Time Enough at Last. Timeless show, good review of the stories.

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    24. As a big fan of The Twilight Zone, I learned nothing new about the series, but instead found a common thread with Dawidziak. It's comforting knowing others are interested in Rod Serling and respect his work.If you want to read this: go into it knowing that you won't learn much.

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    25. More of a self-help book disguised as a Twilight Zone companion.It was nice remembering the old episodes, tho I disagree with his assessment of "Time Enough at Last," the scariest episode ever (to me and many, many other readers out there).

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    26. An interesting breaky down of the lessons taught by different episodes of the Twilight Zone

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    27. Great life lessons for fifth dimension living. Repetitive towards the end. Recommended for anyone that appreciates the Twilight Zone.

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    28. This is a great read - if you love the Twilight Zone or if you've only ever heard about it. Rod Serling is amazing and this book made me realize that to an even greater extent. I'm grateful for that.

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    29. For Rod Serling fans. Twilight Zone. The morality plays we grew up with.

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