Just One Person – A review of “Jim Henson: The Biography”

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If you enjoy biographies and you love The Muppets then you can’t go wrong with this. I still can’t believe I only found it by accident when wandering aimlessly round Waterstones one Sunday afternoon.

As a big fan of the work of Jim Henson I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It covers his entire career telling you everything you need to know about his hits and his rare misses (although even these would find a loyal fanbase). With contributions from all of his family and many of his closest collaborators and co-workers this is an affectionate look at a man who was endlessly driven and tirelessly creative. That he died aged only 54 makes you wonder what he may have gone on to do had he lived. Such is the heart that both he and his most famous creations have that I defy you to read both the opening and closing chapters without a lump in your throat. 5/5

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