The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch)

The Wisdom of Big BirdCarroll Spinney

Spinney is probably the most famous man no-one has ever heard of. He’s been on the cover of Time, traveled the world and performed with the likes of Bob Hope and the Rockettes, conducted orchestras, appeared as a guest on every late-night talk show and has been on tv for 40 years. All of this was done playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. Spinney’s short and very sweet book tells of his early interests in puppets, his friendship with Jim Henson and the incredible rise and popularity of Sesame Street. Spinney is as wonderful and kind outside the bird suit as he is in it.