From Publishers Weekly
Kermit follows up last year's It's Not Easy Being Green with this self-help memoir, in which he uses his life experiences-from his humble beginnings in a family of 2,353 through his fifty years in the entertainment business-to help readers lead a better life. Discussing his early career, Kermit admits to some less-than-sterling gigs ("I'd work naked") and the concessions he made to find a place show business: "I'd work with pigs. It seemed like a harmless egalitarian gesture at the time." Kermit's views on love in Chapter 12, "Love, Amphibian Style: Romancing the Pig and Other Warnings," come from his tumultuous relationship with Miss Piggy, as "love has always been defined by Miss Piggy (She even sent me a dictionary with our picture next to the word 'love.')." Miss Piggy also has business tips to offer in "Miss Piggy's Secrets of Success," and most of the Muppet cast makes an appearance in such features as "Fridays with Fozzie" and a Muppet roundtable that includes Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Floyd Pepper. Though his advice on handling the ups and downs of life isn't ground-breaking, Kermit's delivery is funny and gentle throughout, and bound to be a comfort to fans-especially during the downs (for which, see Chapter 8, "When Bad Things Happen to Good Frogs").
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About the Author
Kermit the Frog is an international TV and movie star and a beloved entertainer-but he is also, a humanitarian, amphibitarian, an educator and, of course, the world's most famous pig-dater. During his first 50 years in show business, Kermit's career has taken him everywhere and given him the opportunity to work with many of the greatest stars of several generations. He has had two of the most successful and celebrated programs in television history (The Muppet Show
and Sesame Street
) and made more than a half-dozen movies (including his classic biopic The Muppet Movie
). He has also had a successful career as a recording artist, with hits like It's Not That Easy Being Green
and Rainbow Connection. He has met the Queen of England, been the first-and only-frog to ever guest host The Tonight Show
, appeared as a correspondent on Nightline
, had his likeness immortalized in giant balloon form for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, served as Grand Marshall in the Tournament of Roses Parade, and been honored with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Kermit the Frog currently lives in a swamp, though he also has a pad in Hollywood, which he shares with pigs, bears and various other friends. He dedicates this book to Jim Henson, who first held me up for the world to see, and to the lovers, the dreamers