Dale Van Every Reviews Silverstein and Me

Although it saw extended periods of minimal contact, one of the friendships that lasted a lifetime for Silverstein was with childhood pal and fellow cartoonist Marv Gold. Gold’s recent memoir, Silverstein and Me, has been welcomed as one of the few first-hand remembrances of Shel Silverstein in the decade since his death at age 68.

Silverstein and Me is not really a biography, but more of an anecdotal memoir, or collection of reminiscences, and a funny bunch they are. The promotional materials state that “Shel’s fans will question this book,” perhaps because Gold pulls no punches in relating the often wild and crazy moments the two experienced together, particularly in their younger years.

Read more at Suite101: Review – Silverstein and Me by Marv Gold: A Memoir of Cartoonist Shel Silverstein by a Lifelong Friend