'SHELebration: A Tribute to Shel Silverstein' to honor writer b...

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What's a nice Jewish boy doing in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame? That is just one of many intriguing questions that touch the life and times and creative legacy of Sheldon Allan Silverstein, born in Chicago on Sept.
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Jul 12, 2009
 
So will we hear any part of "The Great Smoke-Off" or will it just be the kid stuff? How about "Never Bite a Married Woman on the Thigh"?

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Jul 12, 2009
 
chicagofish wrote:
So will we hear any part of "The Great Smoke-Off" or will it just be the kid stuff? How about "Never Bite a Married Woman on the Thigh"?
regardless of what the show its about time.
Ivory Dove

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#3
Jul 12, 2009
 
This is the same man who wrote "Sylvia's Mother",
yes?
Ray

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Jul 13, 2009
 
My daughter won an oratory with one of his poems about school.

His work for old and young will live on forever. That is what made him unique, in a Bugs Bunny sort of way, when you were younger, you laughed for different reasons than your parents did.
Doctor Nick

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Jul 13, 2009
 
chicagofish wrote:
So will we hear any part of "The Great Smoke-Off" or will it just be the kid stuff? How about "Never Bite a Married Woman on the Thigh"?
Is "The Great Smoke-Off" on CD anywhere? I've always regretted not stealing the record from my college radio station.
Kathy

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#7
Jul 13, 2009
 
I am SO upset I didn't know about this earlier. I would have liked to go. He wrote my favorite book of all time: "Uncle Shelby's ABZ Book". The man was brilliant!
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#8
Jul 13, 2009
 
I absolutely loved his work as a kid, and I still do. I'm thrilled to re-live those moments from my childhood through my own children. Brilliant!
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Jul 13, 2009
 
I recently picked up a copy of The Giving Tree to read to my grandkids.It's so powerful that I will wait until the kids can grasp its meaning better.
Uncle Aina

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#10
Jul 13, 2009
 
Glad to see his legacy being celebrated. Who knew he wrote a Boy Named Sue?
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#12
Jul 20, 2009
 
Hey Joe (in Yorktown, Indiana): Glad to see your incendiary post was purged by the moderators.

Silverstein died around 1999, so your post truly reflected your lack and class and your ignorance.

I encourage you to visit your local library and read some of his works, if you're interested in learning something.
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Jul 20, 2009
 
he is, first and foremost, a flaming liberal...

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