A boy named Shel : the life & times of Shel Silverstein
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New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.
Status
Central - Adult Biography
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Format
Book
Edition
First St. Martin's Griffin edition.
Physical Desc
xiv, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780312353599, 0312353596, 9780312539313, 0312539312

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-219) and index.
Bibliography
"List of Shel Silverstein's work": pages 221-223.
Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Rogak, L. (2009). A boy named Shel: the life & times of Shel Silverstein (First St. Martin's Griffin edition.). Thomas Dunne Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Rogak, Lisa, 1962-. 2009. A Boy Named Shel: The Life & Times of Shel Silverstein. New York: Thomas Dunne Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Rogak, Lisa, 1962-. A Boy Named Shel: The Life & Times of Shel Silverstein New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

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Rogak, Lisa. A Boy Named Shel: The Life & Times of Shel Silverstein First St. Martin's Griffin edition., Thomas Dunne Books, 2009.

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