aprilhenry (aprilhenry) wrote,

Author of Paper Bag Princess and Love You Forever admits problems with cocaine and mental illness

I’ve always heard that it’s a real treat to watch Robert Munsch present to kids - that he’s full of manic energy. I guess like many people who have a very buoyant public personality (like all those comedians who are secretly depressed), his private life was another story.

“"My public person was so crazy and my private person was so depressed and unhappy," Mr. Munsch says in the television interview.”

He was diagnosed as bipolar in 1990, and five years ago started using cocaine (at 59, when you would hope that you would be immune to such things).

Read more about his troubled past here.

Purple, Green and Yellow (Classic Munsch) was my favorite of his books. What about you?

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