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My life as a furry red monster : what being Elmo has taught me about life, love,
Kevin Clash and Gary Brozek
Adult Nonfiction PN1982.C53 A3 2006

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From Publishers' Weekly:

It's hard to believe, but it's been more than 20 years since beloved preschooler icon Elmo made his debut on Sesame Street in fact, Clash wasn't even the first puppeteer to try his hand at bringing the "baby monster" to life. It was Clash, though, who gave the character the high-pitched voice and distinctive laugh that quickly endeared him to young viewers and eventually led to his own spinoff series. When he writes about Elmo, in fact, he verges on describing the Muppet as if it possesses its own personality. Clash's working relationship with Elmo is used as a starting point to discuss basic themes like love, tolerance and courage, but it's the story of his life before meeting his furry partner that often holds the most interest. He talks with obvious affection about his childhood growing up in an African-American suburb of Baltimore, encouraged from a early age to follow his talent for designing and performing with puppets. Though generally upbeat, this is no sugar-coated tale; Clash describes his initial struggles to make a name for himself on other children's shows, and speaks frankly about the toll performing on Sesame Street took on his marriage. (Sept. 25) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

From Library Journal:

Good vibrations from the multi-Emmy Award winner behind a furry red monster named Elmo. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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