This week on Utah NOW--the writer, philosopher and sometime-Utahn Robert Fulghum will be with us.
Fulghum came to prominence by sharing the lessons he learned in kindergarten. His essays are observations of the smallest things that raise the biggest questions.
We also say farewell to Utah teacher and statesman J.D. Williams.
Sam Weller's Bookstore will be holding a reading with Robert Fulghum on September 18th at 7:00 pm. Sam Weller's Bookstore is located at 254 S. Main St. in Salt Lake City, Utah (Phone: 801.328.2586). For more on Robert Fulghum, please visit www.robertfulghum.com.
Author Robert Fulghum has published seven best-selling
books: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, It
Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It, Uh-Oh, Maybe
(Maybe Not), From Beginning to End-The Rituals of Our Lives,
True Love and Words I Wish I Wrote. There are
currently more than 16 million copies of his books in print, published in 27
languages in 103 countries.
The fifteenth anniversary edition of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten, reconsidered, revised, and expanded with twenty-five new essays, was published by Ballantine Books and is available in hardback and paperback editions.
What On Earth Have I Done?, a new book of essays will be published this September 18th by St. Martin's Press.
His novel, THIRD WISH, was recently published in Czech, Slovak and Hungarian. Negotiations are under way for further publication in Europe in Spanish, Italian, and German. English-language publication is being negotiated.
Fulghum has performed in two television adaptations of his work for PBS, and is a Grammy nominee for the spoken word award. He has been a speaker at numerous colleges, conventions, and public events across the United States. He has been a nationally-syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing has been adapted for the stage in two theater pieces: All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,and Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas. There have been more than 700 national and international productions of the plays.
Robert Fulghum was born in 1937, and grew up in Waco, Texas. In his youth he worked as a ditch-digger, newspaper carrier, ranch hand, and singing cowboy. After college and a short career with IBM, he returned to graduate school to complete a degree in theology. For 22 years he served as a parish minister of Unitarian churches in the Pacific Northwest. During this same period he taught drawing, painting, and philosophy at the Lakeside School in Seattle. Fulghum is an accomplished painter and sculptor. He sings, and plays the guitar and mando-cello. He was a founding member of the authors' collective rock-and-roll band, the Rock-Bottom Remainders.
Robert Fulghum has four children and nine grandchildren. He lives in Seattle, Washington, and on the Greek island of Crete.
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