Another Enthusiastic Review!

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

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Dave Goelz Weighs In on Funny Boy!

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.”

–Dave Goelz, Muppet performer for 50+ years

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Who, Me? Thinking of Hunt on his Birthday

Thinking of Richard Hunt for his birthday (a few days late). Just think: by his next birthday, his biography will be out in the world!

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Funny Boy Listing from the Publisher!

Here is the official listing from Rutgers with lots of information: publication date, summary, chapter titles and more! Hooray!

I’m so grateful to all of you for your support and encouragement.

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Pub Date Announcement

I’m pleased to announce that Funny Boy: The Richard Hunt Biography will be released by Rutgers University Press on March 15, 2024! Thanks to all who helped along the way!

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Advice for Straight Allies

Dear Well-Meaning Straight People,

We in the LGBTQ+ community are so grateful for your solidarity this Pride month, especially in the midst of these harrowing culture wars. Here are 10 ways to be an even BETTER ally!

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