Funny Boy Quote of the Day: “Cyborg Vacuum Cleaner”

I’m starting a new feature, releasing quotes from the manuscript in progress! Today’s quote is from the late 70s: One of Hunt’s friends casts his mother Jane as a cyborg in a futuristic film. “She ends up a woman, but originally she’s a vacuum cleaner.”

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‘Making a Career’: Richard Hunt in High School (Book Excerpt #3)

Richard Hunt, Northern Valley Regional High School yearbook, 1969.

Richard Hunt, Northern Valley Regional High School yearbook, 1969.

In honor of what would be Richard Hunt’s 65th birthday, here’s an excerpt from the high school section of his biography! Continue reading

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The Man Behind Gordon: An Interview with Roscoe Orman

OrmanIt’s a shame Sesame Workshop may be “letting go” three beloved actors, including the multifaceted Roscoe Orman, who did this great interview with me for the book: “The Man Behind Gordon”. Enjoy!

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Happy Birthday, Jerry Nelson

 Jerry Nelson performs the Count, Sesame Street, late 1970s.

Jerry Nelson performs the Count, Sesame Street, late 1970s.

Thinking of Jerry Nelson, who would have been 82 years young today. Here’s the biographical essay I wrote about him, “The Count Writes a Haiku”. Grateful for all his work to make “millions of people happy”.

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Summer Book News

Jim Henson biographer Brian Jay Jones and I at the BIO conference in 2014.

Jim Henson biographer Brian Jay Jones and I at the BIO conference in 2014.

  • Had a great time at the Biographers International Organization conference in Richmond last month, where I was applauded as a finalist for their Hazel Rowley Prize for a first-time biographer doing particularly promising work.
  • Readers may have noticed this website has become more mobile-friendly!
  • I’ll be releasing a new excerpt from the book for Richard Hunt’s birthday in August! Stay tuned!
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