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The Mother of All Degrassi

The Mother of All Degrassi is a book by Linda Schuyler.

Linda Schuyler

A black and white photo of a woman with curly hair and large, square glasses looking up and to the right. The title of the book appears over the photo with the word "Degrassi" in larger, yellow and purple block font.

Linda Schuyler, co-creator and executive producer of the long-running Degrassi series, shares her personal stories about the grit and determination necessary to make it as a woman entrepreneur in the bourgeoning independent Canadian television industry of the early 1980s.

After surviving a near-fatal car accident in 1968, Linda found her life continuing to veer in unexpected directions, ultimately leading her to use her innate abilities as an educator to become a successful storyteller and businesswoman.

Linda's deep fondness for teenagers has made her a champion for adolescents. In The Mother of All Degrassi, she shares her strong belief that television is all about the story, and a good story is all about making the political personal. Through anecdotes and introspection — and some great behind-the-scenes stories for Degrassi fans — Linda examines her philosophy to dream big, think small, meet life head-on, and always keep an open heart. (From ECW Press)

Based in Toronto, Linda Schuyler is the executive producer and co-creator of over 500 episodes of the multi-award-winning Degrassi television franchise. Linda is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario.

Interviews with Linda Schuyler 

Degrassi co-creator Linda Schuyler reflects on how her unflinching teen drama has evolved over the years.

 

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