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Shel Silverstein
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    (November 23, 1932-May 10, 1999)
    Wrote poetry books 'A Light in the Attic,' 'Where the Sidewalk Ends' and 'Falling Up'
    Prose includes 'The Giving Tree,' 'Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back' and 'The Missing Piece'
    Wrote songs 'A Boy Named Sue,' 'The Sliteree Dee,' 'The Flying Festoon' and 'Willowy Billowy Land'
    He was thrown out at of the University of Illinois at Navy Pier after his freshman year.
    He shaved his head.
    He had dirty feet.
    Shel never married but had two children.
    He smoked.
    He doesn't use fancy words like 'twas and 'tis in his poems.
    He was a lifelong contributor to Playboy Magazine.
    He served in the US Army in Japan and Korea.
    Children and adults can enjoy his poetry.
    He wrote happy poems, sad poems, funny poems, and poems about misfits.
    He poems usually had illustrations.
    He was friends with Dustin Hoffman, Lenny Bruce and David Mamet.

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