Dr. Seuss drew anti-Japanese cartoons during WWII. When he met the survivors of Hiroshima, he realized “A person is a person no matter how small”. He later created Horton Hears a Who! as an apology, dedicating it to a Japanese friend.
While in college during the Prohibition era, Dr. Seuss was caught drinking gin with friends in his dorm room. He was forced to write under a pen-name to dodge his ban from writing for the school’s humor magazine. Thus, Theodore Geisel chose his now-legendary pseudonym.
Dr. Seuss’ first publication was a book entitled The Pocket Book of Boners.
Dr. Seuss was confronted by a feminist who stated there are no strong female roles in his books. He then remarked his characters are animals, and “if she can identify their sex, I’ll remember her in my will.”
After the 2003 film The Cat in the Hat was released and panned by critics, the widow of Dr.Seuss vowed to never allow his work to be adapted in live action again.
While in college, Theodor Seuss Geisel was caught drinking gin with his friends; as a result, his dean insisted he resign from the college magazine. To continue working on the magazine without the dean’s knowledge, he began signing his work with “Seuss,” which he later changed to “Dr. Seuss.”
Dr. Seuss had an affair while his wife suffered from cancer and depression. She killed herself and he married his mistress a few months later.
Dr. Seuss, despite being an internationally renowned children’s author, never had children of his own, and even admitted that, “in mass, they terrify me.”