On September 3rd of 2019, Random House will release what is likely the very last Dr. Seuss book there'll ever be: Dr. Seuss's Horse Museum. The work, initially just a manuscript and pile of incomplete sketches, was found buried in a box in the late author's California home in 2013. Since then, artists intimately familiar with Seuss's style of drawing have managed to fill in the gaps and finish the book.
In advance of the book's release we'll look back at the life and career of the bestselling children's author and take a deep dive into some of his most memorable stories to reveal profound messages you may may have missed as a kid.
We'll speak with a New York Times bestselling biographer whose new book shows sides of Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) few new existed, a longtime artistic collaborator and friend of the children's author, and a university professor who reveals how Seuss's stories often reflect the thinking of some of history's greatest philosophers.
- Brian Jay Jones - New York Times bestselling biographer and author of Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodor Geisel and the Making of An American Imagination
- Cathy Goldsmith - Former Art Director for Random House Publishing and longtime artistic collaborator with the late children's author, Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
- Jacob Held - Professor of Philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas as well as author and editor of several books including Philosophy And Dr. Seuss: Oh, The Things You Can Think and More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Additional Hunches in Bunches
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.