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Publisher's Summary

There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we'll get a glimpse of the philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim's creations. We'll also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired. This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim's magical world. With chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We're Kids; and A Part of Everything and Everyone, It's Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection.
Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of Jim's never-before-published writings, It's Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the way we see the world.
©2005 The Jim Henson Company, Inc.; (P)2005 Hyperion
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2005 Audie Award Nominee, Inspirational/Spiritual
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By Franka on 12-31-05

Could be better

To me, there is no real story being told. Just one quote after another. A bit of a disapointment.

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By MELISSA SNIDER on 02-03-16

One if my favorites!

I constantly battle with pessimism and this book is the best remedy! It provides you with inspiration and quotes you can utilize everyday for a better life!

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By Caroline on 02-18-14

The muppets and Jim Henson will always be cool

What made the experience of listening to It's Not Easy Being Green the most enjoyable?

Loved the use of audio clips of Jim's voice and some of the muppets

Who was your favorite character and why?

Jim Henson was a great man, I would have loved to have meet him.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The variety and the way its not easy being green song was read aloud as well as sung.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The way his friends spoke of him with such affetion and warmth.

Any additional comments?

A must listen for all Muppet fans.

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