“The words say 'It’s not easy being green,' but the song is about knowing who you are. And in it you hear Jim’s message
most clearly. He believed that people are good and that they want to do their best and that no matter how or why we
might be different from anybody else, we should learn to love who we are and be proud of it.”
In the tradition of The World According to Mister Rogers, a timeless collection of wisdom on life, friendship,
individuality, creativity, collaboration, and more -- from Jim Henson and Friends
There are few things that evoke such a universal feeling of warmth and humor as the work of Jim Henson. In his own
words, as well as those of some of his best-known characters like Kermit the Frog and Ernie, we get a glimpse of the
philosophy and humor that was so essential to Jim's creations. We also get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the
collaborative spirit of this gentle artistic genius from the people Jim knew, loved, and inspired.
This uplifting collection of quotes, stories, anecdotes, songs, and insights gives new life to Jim's magical world. With
chapters titled Dynamite Determination; Listen to Your Heart; Together We Can Do It; It Starts When We're Kids; and A
Part of Everything and Everyone, It's Not Easy Being Green is by turns entertaining, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud
funny, reminding us that every day counts. Readers young and old will cherish this collection.
Culled from The Jim Henson Company archives, program transcripts, personal letters, and interviews, along with some of
Jim's never-before-published writings, It's Not Easy Being Green is a testament to the legacy of a man who changed the
way we see the world.