My Life as a Furry Red Monster
by: Kevin Clash and Gary Brozek
Published by: Broadway
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Reviewed by Ashley Sinatra
Subtitled: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and
Laughing Out Loud
When you think of the most popular people in the world at this time a few names come to mind, like Oprah Winfrey, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, and of course, Elmo.
Before I read this book, I never thought of Elmo as a real person. I just thought of him as most people do--a red furry monster who loves to love. I was surprised to discover that a adult man made the voice of Elmo and made thousands of kids and adults fall in love with him.
Kevin Clash's story is one of love, hope and encouragement. He takes his readers on the journey through his childhood to where he stands now. Who would have thought that his destroying fuzzy slippers to make
puppets would lead him to meeting his best friend, Elmo?
This book is full of simple lessons that anyone at any age can learn, such as not giving up, learning to love whole heartedly, and how to live a happy life.
My respect for Elmo has rocketed after reading Clash's life story. The hand and voice behind Elmo is just as pure, fun, and loving as the red monster himself.
Armchair Interviews says: 30 years and counting that Elmo and Sesame
Street have entertained.
From our armchair to yours...