Surprising Children’s Book Authors


Sylvia Plath wrote a children’s book…and apparently Jim Carrey is going to as well?

Brain Pickings has scans of the text and charming illustrations of Plath’s book, a story about young Max Nix and his bright yellow It Doesn’t Matter suit.

As for Jim Carrey? “I’m going to self-publish, because that’s just the world right now and I think it’s cool.”

(These two tidbits coincidentally showed up one right after the other on Twitter and were too good not to post. Thanks, and BookRiot.)

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →