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Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island New Release From Headline Books

Headline News

For Immediate Release 
March 2021

Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island New Release From Headline Books


Terrra Alta WV – A poignant, loving, revealing, inside account of the other side of “Gilligan’s Island” reveals the private lives of Bob and Dreama Denver. Headline Books, West Virginia publisher and 2020 Independent Publisher of the Year, releases the revised edition of Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island by award-winning author and actress, Dreama Denver.

Growing up in southern West Virginia, Dreama never imagined her fantasy of becoming an actress would ultimately become reality and land her in the arms of a man with one of the most recognizable faces on the planet. In the pages of this book, a love letter to the husband she adored, you’ll find love, laughter and tears. It is inspirational, possibly even life-changing, but it is never boring.

“If you think you know Maynard….if you think you know Gilligan… Gilligan’s Dreams isn’t just the life of one of America’s favorite comedy actors. This is truly a side of Bob Denver you never knew as Dreama lets you in on their incredible life together. It is a well-told, often humorous story, but have some have some Kleenex ready since Gilligan’s Dreams will also bring you to tears. I highly recommend it,” said Lloyd J. Schwartz, Sherwood Schwartz’s son and producer of  “Rescue from Gilligan’s island,” “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island,” “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island.”


“Gilligan’s Dreams is a story of great emotions, of excruciating choices, of the terrors life can bring as well as the fundamental joys. In short, it is the very human story of a man, woman, and child who endured and ultimately triumphed by finding, giving, and fighting for that most tender and often elusive of human emotions: Love, “ writes Homer Hickam, author of Rocket Boys.

Dreama Denver is an actress and a multi-award winning author. Her children’s book, Four Bears in a Box, won a Gold Mom’s Choice Award, Next Generation Indie Book Award, Reader’s Favorite International Book Award, Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Book Excellence Award, Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention and Runner Up at the Paris Book Festival for Best Children’s Book. As president of the Denver Foundation, she carries on the dream of helping special needs families. As the owner of the nonprofit radio station, Little Buddy Radio, she continues to bring listeners the best in music, acting as program director and general manager. As founder of Always Free Honor Flight, Dreama expanded the foundation’s mission to include honoring our veterans, the men and women who preserve the blanket of freedom we sleep under every night.

Available at your favorite local and online bookstore. Gilligan’s Dreams: The Other Side of the Island, ISBN 9781951556532, 6 x 9, pb 232 pgs, Retail $19.95


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