The American Inspiration Series presents:

Brian Jay Jones with Becoming Dr. Seuss

Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:00PM

<p>The American Inspiration Series presents: </p>
<p>Brian Jay Jones with <em>Becoming Dr. Seuss</em></p>

  Brian Jay Jones with Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of an American Imagination 


The Historic Rotunda at American Ancestors

99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
6:00 PM–7:00 PM, followed by book signing


$34 includes guaranteed seat and signed book (includes tax)

$12.50 general admission


The biographer of Jim Henson and George Lucas joins us to discuss another creative genius who shaped America’s cultural life: Theodor Geisel, the writer, poet, and illustrator who used the penname Dr. Seuss. At the time of his death in 1991, Dr. Seuss had published forty-eight books in more than twenty languages; with the 1957 publication of The Cat in the Hat,he had become a national icon. As prolific as Geisel was, his life remained a mysterious figure to those who read him. Jones delves into his early years in Springfield, Massachusetts, at Dartmouth and Oxford; the influence of his Wellesley College graduate wife Helen Geisel; his launch into book publishing from a career as an ad copywriter and political cartoonist; and the impulses, methods, and expertise behind his creative process. Don’t miss leaning more about this inspired – and inspirational – American author.  

Brian Jay Jones is the critically acclaimed bestselling biographer of three books on some of the world’s most iconic creative figures, including Jim Henson: The Biography and George Lucas: A Life. For nearly three decades, he has served as a speechwriter for elected officials at all levels of government, including ten years in the United States Senate.  


Each writer's hour-long event includes a talk by the author and a moderated Q&A session, followed by a meet-the-author book signing. 


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