Jim Henson: the Biography, by Brian Jay Jones, 585 pages
This is a pretty thorough biography of Jim Henson, Muppet creator and all-around awesome artist. I recommend it to anyone who would like to know more about the man, but I will say that I had the following issues with it: 1. There needed to be way more illustrations- you can't just describe a work of art- show it! 2. This book is solid hero-worship; Jim was obviously a lady's man who cheated on his wife, but anything even slightly unflattering is really just glossed over. Alot of interesting information here, though.