Green Eggs and Everything in Between

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Cynthia Gorney reported on such a complex character that takes the form of real life Theodor Seuss Geisel.  Maybe it is a little bias that I didn't know most of that information anyway so of course I was intrigued.  However, I thought Gorney reported a very intriguing interview with Dr. Seuss and made him seem as likable as possible, which wasn't hard to come by.

The way that Gorney presented the interview was not an "I ask and you answer the question" kind of way.  This process was a telling of a story.  Dr. Seuss presented information that flowed with questions probably pushed by Gorney.

The only draw back to this extensive interview was the amount of facts that could have probably gone unknown.  Those facts about his car and his daily routine with his drawings and the breed of his dog.  I'm sure there are some people out there who would love to know this information and  might even find it helpful.  On another note, there were some bits from the conversation that might fit into the category of "not-mattering" but to me, it was a slue of interesting information.

For example, "His color the most sophisticated I've ever run into.' Geisel had to completely relearn color during the last two years, after undergoing an operation: 'the other eye, which still has a small cataract, sees everything like Whistler's Mother.' The second cataract is to be removed next year, after which, says Geisel, deadpanned, 'They claim I'll be as good as Picasso" (Clark and Scanlan, 170).

This quote was so interesting it nearly floored me, along with the paragraph before it which explained even further into his brilliant knowledge of color.  Gorney had Dr. Seuss in her best interest for the public eye and showed that good journalism is about getting that interesting story without delving into ridiculous or false information.

I guess it doesn't always have to bleed to lead.

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