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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Finished Reading . . . #23: It's Not Easy Being Green

It's Not Easy Being Green
and Other Things to Consider
Jim Henson, The Muppets, and Friends
1-4013-0242-4
Hyperion
2005
197 pages

Non-fiction, motivational, quotes
everybody
source: private library

There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we’ll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim’s creations. We’ll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired.

This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim’s magical world. With chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We’re Kids; and A Part of Everything and Everyone, It’s Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection.

Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of Jim’s never-before-published writings, It’s Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world.

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Fun. Cute. Read through quickly the first time then go back, randomly reading pages. Did you know we almost missed out on the Muppets?

Quotes from Jim, co-workers, family, celebrities, and Muppets. You have to love a book with quotes from "Ma Otter" taken just as seriously as quotes from Ray Charles. There is a quick background on each of those with quotes in the back of the book with Anthony Minghella (director of The English Patient) getting as much to say about them as Cotterpin Doozer and Mokey Fraggle (both from Fraggle Rock).

There is life advise, work advise, parenting advise, all around how to be a great guy advise. I've got several pages bookmarked and plan on adding the inspiration to my planner.
If you care about what you do and work hard at it, there isn't anything you can't do if you want to.



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3 comments:

McGuffy Ann said...

This is one of my favourite books.

Becca Lostinbooks said...

I didn't even know this book existed! Very cool!

Toni said...

I HAVE to read this, though the part about almost missing out on the Muppets scares me just a bit. I'll have to read that part with the lights on.........:)

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