Henry Winkler overcame his dyslexia as a child and went on to become a children’s book author. His series on “Hank Zipzer” is based on his experiences as a child with dyslexia.
“I was in the bottom 3 per cent when I was at school,” he said. “I was told I would never achieve… I didn’t do well at school.” … It was not until much later that Winkler realised he was dyslexic, and he describes his books as an attempt to find comedy in a dyslexic world. “Because you’re not good at academics, it doesn’t mean anything. You can still fly like an eagle when you discover what you are good at,” he said. “Everyone has a talent inside them – you just have to find out what it is.”
With over 17 books and 2.5 million copies in print, he is an inspiration to all individuals who struggle with reading disabilities and offers insights on school strategies for students with dyslexia. Henry Winkler: I first read a novel when I was in my thirties. Now Im a writer – News, Books – The Independent.