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A boy named Shel : the life & times of Shel Silverstein

Author: Lisa Rogak
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Shel Silverstein's drawings and comic poems are bedtime staples of millions of children, and biographer Rogak tells the story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between--and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Shel Silverstein; Shel Silverstein
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Rogak
ISBN: 9780312353599 0312353596
OCLC Number: 141386314
Description: xiv, 239 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1: Boy named Shel --
2: Wild life --
3: No grown-ups --
4: Different dances --
5: Drain my brain --
6: Underwater land --
7: Lifeboat is sinking --
8: Empty room --
9: Song & stories --
10: I'm checking out --
Notes --
List of Shel Silverstein's work --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Lisa Rogak.
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Shel Silverstein's drawings and comic poems are bedtime staples of millions of children, and biographer Rogak tells the story of a life as antic and adventurous as any of his creations. A man with an incurable case of wanderlust, Shel kept homes on both coasts and many places in between--and enjoyed regular stays in the Playboy Mansion. Everywhere he went he charmed neighbors, made countless friends, and romanced almost as many women. Much more than "just" a children's writer, he collaborated freely and found success in a wider range of genres than most artists ever attempt. He penned hit songs like "A Boy Named Sue," and got his big break with Playboy. He wrote experimental plays and collaborated on scripts with David Mamet. With a seemingly unending stream of fresh ideas, he worked compulsively and enthusiastically on a wide array of projects up until his death in 1999. --From publisher description.

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