Since it's release on April 30, 2012, The Bewitched History Book has garnered only FIVE star reviews on Amazon.com!! Eleven are on the page for the soft-cover book and one is for the Kindle edition. You can read them in their entirety over there but here are excerpts from each review:
From Storywriter on the Kindle edition:
"It became the perfect companion as I'd watch an episode then read about it in
the book. Although a fan, the author doesn't view the show through rose tinted
glasses, he gives a very balanced review and doesn't shy away from pointing out
the shows faults. (I'd find myself agreeing with him on many points.) At first I
was a little irked by the fact he kept referring to Dick York/Sargents character
as 'Durwood', however by the time I'd watched the the fourth season, 'Durwood'
was probably the mildest name I could think to call him!!"
"This book is a great addition to any classic TV fan's collection. It's written
by a knowledgeable fan for other fans to enjoy. Pierce is a keen observer and
very funny, which makes this book a quick read--even at a whopping 729 pages."
From Aye Robot:
"Don't be intimidated by its size. Whether you go from cover to cover, or skip
around to your favorites, the accessible, almost conversational tone draws you
in, and Pierce's humour and wit make it an easy read."
From Bryan W. Alaspa (author of Dust and The Ballad of the Blue Denim Gang):
"My fiancee is actually the fan of Bewitched, but when I saw this book, I was
amazed. Anyone who loves a show this much and puts this much love into the book
is someone who needs to be admired. What a great book for any fan of the show
and for any fan of television history. This is a must-have for any pop culture
and Bewitched fan."
From Jan Wright "Jan W":
"There are just so many great things about this book that it would take forever
to write about all the reasons I love it. I'm a pop culture fan, especially of
TV shows from that era. I've read and have books on numerous television shows
and "The Omni-Directional Three-Dimensional Vectoring Paper Printed Omnibus for
Bewitched Analysis a.k.a. The Bewitched History Book" (whew!) by David Pierce is
the best, in this reader's opinion."
"A super comprehensive book with lots of interesting trivia...!A great additional
for all Bewitched fans! An amazing amount of work went into this ~"
From Kate Engberg "ProudJew":
"All in all it is a book I have enjoyed and have used has a companion while my
daughter (13, and a new generation of Bewitched fan) and I watched the series
from start to finish. Love it!"
From J. Smith "jaime":
"This is a book that is fun to read straight through but I can see how it would
be fun to also watch each episode and then follow through with reading about
that episode. If there was a class/course on Bewitched this would be your
textbook! How fun would that class be! I would give this book more than 5 stars
if I could and say that this is a MUST for all bewitched fans! It is now what I
refer to as the Bewitched bible/dictionary/history book. You have to buy this
book and become bewitched with Bewitched all over again!"
From Yeti in NYC:
"If you want to know anything about "Bewitched" This is the Book for you. Episode
by Episode, David Pierce has amassed so much information and also gives us a
window into what was going on in America whilst the show was on the Air! Great
From Adam Gerace:
"A really enjoyable aspect of David Pierce's book is that he gives his opinions.
He has such a love for the show, but isn't afraid to discuss episodes he may not
like, or characters that didn't gel with him. He isn't confined to providing
`just the facts'. I had a lot of fun comparing my opinions to his, because he
never provides his own in an authoritarian way."
From Peter Alachi (author of Salem's Summer of Sam and Bewitched and the Man at the Wheel):
"David has written the ultimate Bewitched reference book that no Bewitched or
60's TV fan can do without. David has managed to somehow compile every bit of
information about Bewitched-the good, bad and the ug...pretty (after all
Samantha was no ugly crone!)and put them in one, well, concise yet huge book...His book is to be savored in small
bites for a few weeks! You will be enchanted, surprised, delighted, angry, sad,
and amused but no matter what your reaction is, you will certainly enjoy it! BUY
From Alfred and Margot "AAM":
"Wow!! So much work has gone into producing this wonderful book, which every
Bewitched fan ought to have. Gives you a great insight into each episode, the
author gives his opinion about each episode (not always positive!).
you want to become an expert in everything 'Bewitched', then this book is for
And, one review I'd love, but can never have is from Elizabeth Montgomery herself. I commissioned my brother Pibby to create this:
Iff'n you have all ready purchased the book and read it, I would LOVE you to review it on Amazon.com!