Author publishes her third book

Fri, 12/18/2020 - 7:45am

Author Kathleen Collins, daughter of Jim Collins of Wiscasset and Judy deGraw of Boothbay, has written her third book, “From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole, A Life with Television.” The book is a personal narrative about growing up in the golden age of television.

Published by the University Press of Mississippi, the online description reads, “From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole: A Life with Television reveals the reflections of a TV scholar and fan analyzing how her life as a consumer of television has intersected with the cultural and technological evolution of the medium itself. In a narrative bridging television studies, memoir, and comic, literary nonfiction, Kathleen Collins takes readers alongside her from the 1960s through to the present, reminiscing and commiserating about some of what has transpired over the last five decades in the US, in media culture, and in what constitutes a shared cultural history.”

The book will be available in bookstores in March and can be researched online at

Collins’ previous two books were “Watching What We Eat, The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows,” and “Dr. Joyce Brothers, The Founding Mother of TV Psychology.”

Collins is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston and beyond her baccalaureate degrees holds three master’s in psychology, journalism and library science. She is a tenured professor and lives in New York City.