Brian Jay Jones, author of Jim Henson: The Biography, loves Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography! Here’s what he has to say:
“At last! It’s the long-awaited story of one of Muppet history’s most beloved performers! With Funny Boy, Max Stein brings us a nuanced, compassionate, and deeply researched biography of Richard Hunt, exploring his remarkable life as one of Muppetdom’s most enthusiastic and energetic performers, while putting that same life in context with a complicated and often dark time in our cultural history. Tapping into interviews with those who were there, and packed full of stories you’ve never heard before, Funny Boy is all at once entertaining, interesting, inspiring, wacky, and heartbreaking — just like Richard Hunt himself.” –Brian Jay Jones, author of Jim Henson: The Biography
So grateful for this dreamy review from Hunt’s longtime colleague Dave Goelz! He LOVED the book!
“I worked with Richard Hunt for 18 years, but there was a lot I didn’t know. Jessica Max Stein’s powerful biography of Hunt is a great read. Stein spent years meticulously researching Hunt’s intensely public and fiercely private life. Here is the authentic story of Hunt’s journey to the top of his field, but more importantly, his quest for self-knowledge and finally, self-acceptance. I know Richard better now.”