By Lisa Rogak
Few authors are as loved as Shel Silverstein. His inimitable drawings and comedian poems became the bedtime staples of hundreds of thousands of youngsters and their mom and dad, yet few readers comprehend a lot in regards to the guy at the back of that wild-eyed, bearded face peering out from the backs of dirt jackets.
In A Boy Named Shel, Lisa Rogak tells the complete tale of a lifestyles as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. a guy with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel stored houses on either coasts and lots of locations in between---and loved commonplace remains within the Playboy Mansion. all over the place he went he charmed pals, made numerous neighbors, and romanced nearly as many ladies along with his unstoppable power and unending wit.
His boundless creativity introduced him popularity and fortune---neither of which replaced his down-to-earth means of life---and his kid's books bought thousands of copies. yet he was once even more than "just" a kid's author. He collaborated with someone who crossed his direction, and located good fortune in a much broader variety of genres than so much artists may well ever wish to grasp. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue" and "The Unicorn." He drew cartoons for Stars & Stripes and bought his giant holiday with Playboy. He wrote experimental performs and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a doubtless never-ending flow of clean rules, he labored compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide range of tasks up until eventually his dying, in 1999.
Drawing on wide-ranging interviews and in-depth study, Rogak offers lovers a hot, enlightening portrait of an artist whose resourceful spirit created the poems, songs, and drawings that experience touched the lives of such a lot of children---and adults.
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A Boy Named Shel: The Life and Times of Shel Silverstein by Lisa Rogak