Wow. I’m beyond thrilled that Becoming Dr. Seuss was selected for the longlist of 25 nominees for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction. I know it sounds like a cliche, but given the caliber of all the great writers on the list, I’m humbled to even be included among them–and I’m grateful to the Carnegie Corporation and the American Library Association for the honor of being there.
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...and on Instagram.This is the cover to my early pitch to publishers for Jim Henson’s biography, dated March 2010. At the time, I was pitching it under the proposed title RIDICULOUS OPTIMISM: THE LIFE OF JIM HENSON. I still kinda like that title.Early arrival at the Pit, watching the teams warm up.Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe. I did not ascend the miracle stairway. #newmexicolife #santafe
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