|After almost thirty-five years inside Big Bird and Oscar, not to mention the thirty-five years it took him to get to Sesame Street, Caroll has written his inspirational memoirs--The Wisdom of Big Bird. Publisher's Weekly calls it "charming and uplifting."
|The Wisdom of Big Bird (and the Dark Genius of Oscar the Grouch) Lessons Learned from a Life in Feathers
by Caroll Spinney with J Milligan
Publisher: Villard Books
Each chapter illustrates a piece of useful wisdom Caroll has gleaned from a career in feathers. The lessons Big Bird teaches children every day on Sesame Street are the very same ones that have brought him happiness in his own life.
Some of the highlights of Caroll's career include: international appearances in China, Japan, Australia, and Europe; several visits to the White House; conducting orchestras across the US and Canada; starring in Follow that Bird; and winning four Emmys, two Grammys, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Library of Congress's Living Legend award.
Caroll lives with his wife, Debra, in New England. They have three children.