Entertainment Books Henry Winkler Reveals the Cover of His New Memoir 'Being Henry' "The Fonz" is ready to gives his fans a look into the highs and lows of his career and personal life in the 50 years he has worked in Hollywood By Rebecca Aizin Rebecca Aizin Rebecca Aizin is an Editorial Intern at PEOPLE. She assists on all verticals but has particular interest in entertainment and lifestyle. Previously, she has worked at HGTV Magazine where she assisted in compiling the print issues and at Backstage. She attends Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 6, 2023 09:00 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Henry Winkler is taking a break from his busy acting career to pursue a new endeavor: writing a memoir. The comedian is getting honest about his 50-year career in Being Henry, which will be released in October. Ahead of the memoir's release, Winkler, 77, gave PEOPLE an exclusive sneak peek into the cover of his memoir, featuring a smiling "The Fonz" looking out at the reader. Credit: Andrew Eccles The book focuses on the Emmy award-winning actor's career highs and lows from his rise to fame as "The Fonz" in 1970s sitcom Happy Days to recurring roles in 2000s sitcoms including Parks and Recreation, Arrested Development and, most recently, Barry. "I am both excited and nervous to contemplate writing a memoir, because it's hard for me to remember what happened the day before yesterday," Winkler said in a statement. "But here I go!" Being Henry will also explore the personal aspects of Winkler's life, including his lifelong struggle with severe dyslexia, his difficult childhood and the pressure he faced after his most iconic role. Henry Winkler on Savoring This Phase of His Career: 'I Am Relaxed, I Can Take It in' ABC Photo Archives/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty Winkler most recently spoke to PEOPLE at the PEOPLE & Entertainment Weekly Red Carpet Live pre-show ahead of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in September where the actor was nominated for the third time for his role as Gene Cousineau in Barry in the outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series category. He shared with PEOPLE how he felt going in to a new era of his career. "I am relaxed," the star said, "I can take it in, I'm not so worried." Henry Winkler Says He Regrets Turning Down John Travolta's 'Grease' Role: 'I Should've Just Shut Up' Winkler said it's funny to see his fans' age by what they recognize him by. "Happy Days, Scream, Waterboy, Parks & Rec, Arrested Development and now Barry," he said, listing a few of his hit shows and movies. Also on the carpet, Winkler shared what drew him to Barry. "Two things: Bill Hader, Alec Berg," he said. "So you know it comes from great bones, like when you go and see a house, and it has great bones, so the auspice already is wonderful, it's written really well, and then I'm so happy I was invited." Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human-interest stories. Being Henry will hit bookstores on Oct. 31 this year.