What’s With Munsch?

Chris Temelkos Writes About Robert Munsch – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

Chris Temelkos - June 24, 2010 - Google Images

By Chris Temelkos

Popular children’s author, Robert Munsch may seem like a kid at heart but even he has some skeletons in his closet. With 30 million copies of his books sold worldwide, you would think Munsch is living the high life, but looks can be deceiving.

Robert Munsch has admitted that he has been battling an alcohol and cocaine addiction and is diagnosed as manic-depressive and obsessive-compulsive in an interview with Global Television. Munsch also says he has been sober for only four months. If those weren’t enough challenges to face, the popular children’s author also suffered a stroke in 2008 and it has affected his ability to speak in normal sentences, something devastating to face, considering Munsch does 50 storytelling shows a year.

Robert Munsch has written a note to parents on his website explaining himself and hoping they will understand the challenges he’s faced and the mistakes he’s made. Coming clean to the public could have a huge impact on his career, but in doing so he is freeing himself from the secrets he has been keeping from the public for such a long time. Despite his many challenges, Robert Munsch has several books planned for future release.


Globe and Mail


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