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I Promised My Dad: An Intimate Portrait of Michael Landon by His Eldest Daughter

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  105 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
At Michael Landon's death, his eldest daughter, Cheryl, promised to honor and protect his name: to tell his story the way it should be told, a story of inspiration, courage and determination. In this deeply moving biography of the dad she adored, Cheryl Landon Wilson honors his memory by revealing the extraordinary life of America's most durable and beloved television star ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 361 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Thorndike Press (first published November 1992)
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Teri
Mar 21, 2009 Teri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Promised My Dad: An Intimate Portrait of Michael Landon by His Eldest
Daughter by Cheryl Landon Wilson with Jane Scovell

When I was 11, I fell in"love" with Little Joe on Bonanza. For 14 long years, I watched that show, then watched Little House, then Highway To Heaven. I still have photos from Photoplay in my movie scrapbook of Mike, Dodie and Mark. Years later, when I had the honor of spending time with my close friend Heather in her suite in Mike's Beverly Hills Mansion in early '80, and met
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John Yelverton
Decent and interesting biography, but Cheryl Landon Wilson seems more interested in telling her own story than her father's.
Lisa
Jul 13, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kristen Wampner
Sep 17, 2013 Kristen Wampner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Book Cover: The book cover was not my favorite in the world but I thought it was appropriate for the book. *STAR*

Author: I really enjoyed reading this book and the way Cheryl wrote it from her perspective and experience. *STAR*

Story: This story that is told was very insightful about Michael Landon and I learned a lot of things that I didn't know about him. *STAR*

Characters/Relationships: I thought Cheryl did a wonderful job of sharing the relationship she had with her dad as well as the ones he
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Karen & Gerard
I Promised My Dad—An Intimate Portrait of Michael Landon by His Eldest Daughter, Cheryl Landon Wilson with Jane Scovell is about the life of Michael Landon. I was impressed by how much his daughter knew about his childhood. By reading this book, I learned many things about Michael Landon that I never knew. Since I watched him as “Little Joe” in Bonanza and then as Charles Ingalls in Little House on the Prairie, I was eager to learn about him as a person. This book answers the question, What was ...more
Kelly
Aug 28, 2013 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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At first I didn't like it. But as it went on I really started to enjoy it more. You could tell she was really trying to be fair and give her mother the appreciation she didn't get. It really gave me a clear picture of what kind of person Michael Landon was. An example is, how he would sit outside where his wife was to make sure she was there or order her food at a restaurant for her. Another is the Las Vegas trip where he made his friend pay 1/2 of the large bill because he didn't feel like work ...more
Amber Davison-Gault
I love this book. It touched my heart. I have loved Michael Landon since I was a small girl. Cheryl does a wonderful job describing the relationship between her and her 'dad' (Michael Landon) in this. It is a great tribute to a great man. For Michael Landon fans, it is a 'must read'. Truly beautiful. <3
Deborah
Apr 10, 2012 Deborah rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't ask.
Mary Lou
Dec 03, 2013 Mary Lou rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Life story by his step daughter. Shows he was very loving and compassionate man. Very inspiring book.
Tammy
Feb 25, 2015 Tammy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a lovely tribute, but honest too.
Shelbie Hughes
Mar 11, 2014 Shelbie Hughes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. I honestly can say that I had to force myself to put it down at night.
I have a notebook full of quotes and most are by Michael Landon.
Sandra Lewis
Mar 28, 2012 Sandra Lewis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cherly wrote a wonderful book about her dad Micheal Landon. He was a wonderful actor and will be remembered by lots of family and friends and fans.
Linda
Nov 04, 2010 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read.
Helen Worsham
Nov 29, 2015 Helen Worsham rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just an amazing man! So sad that his death had to be such a suffering end. The edition I read had alot more pages than 10!
SouthWestZippy
Jan 19, 2016 SouthWestZippy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good book. Cheryl Landon Wilson is the Step Daughter of Michael Landon and this is her view of things before, during and after Michael marriage to Cheryl's Mother. Inspirational book.
Rachel
Jun 14, 2012 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Always loved him, and really enjoyed the book and hearing her story as well.
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