This weekend’s cinematic release of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is a big deal, obviously.
Anytime Seuss and Hollywood rub shoulders it usually ends up being the talk of the pop-culture town and this time will be no different. Even my wife and I have been debating whether this flick could be The One: the very first one we ever take our three year old daughter to see in a theater. The Good Doctor is back and they might just run out of popcorn this time.
Yet, who is Dr. Seuss?
As in: where did he come from and what was he like?
Unless you’ve been curious before, and checked out a biography or two, chances are you don’t know much about this fellow who just so happened to write the books we all grew up on, the same ones our own kids are growing up on this minute.
The other day, as The Lorax kept showing up just about everywhere I turned, (hey, didn’t The Lorax just win the Daytona 500?) I started wondering a little about this guy, this genius writer who used art and rhythm and language so cleverly, and created some the best known stories in the universe in the process.
So I set out to move past this week’s film release, to delve a bit deeper and find out what kind of man it was who, once upon a time, closed his eyes and dreamed up some of the most magnificent stories ever told.
Here, then, is a mind-blowing tale of war and infidelity, of tragedy and booze, of patriots and thieves. Meet the man called Dr. Seuss.
You can also find Serge on his personal blog, Thunder Pie.