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Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an American author of both adult and children's books, a short filmmaker, and former radio show host. Amy K.R. is best known for her memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life, her children's picture books, and the film project The Beckoning of Lovely . She is a prolific writer, having published more than 30 children's books since 2005. She is the only author to have three children's books make the Best Children's Books for Family Literacy list in the same year. She is a contributor to Chicago's NPR affiliate WBEZ and to the TED conference.
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Amy Krouse Rosenthal writes for both adults and children.
The New York Times has called her books "terrific".
Her books radiate fun the way tulips radiate spring: they are elegant and spirit-lifting. Among her gifts is an ability to take what in other hands could have been a thin premise — a piglet who hates being messy, in the case of Little Oink; a young spoon who wishes he was a fork or a knife or chopsticks, in Spoon — and wring all kinds of sly, nifty variations out of it. ... Better yet, her jokes sing with specificity and an understanding of children.
Amy K.R. has had several books on the New York Times bestseller list: I Wish You More, Uni the Unicorn, Plant a Kiss, Exclamation Mark, Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons and Duck! Rabbit! Duck! Rabbit! was read at the White House during the 2010 Easter Egg Roll. She was selected as the 2015 author for The Global Read Aloud, an eight-week program for classrooms around the world to engage with each other by reading the same books.
Her alphabetized memoir Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life (published in 2005) is her most successful book for adults. It was named one Amazon's top ten memoirs of the decade. In 2010, National Public Radio's Morning Edition spoke about Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life:
[T]here's no way I'm going to confuse Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life with any other memoir anytime soon. I had forgotten, until I reread it recently, what a delight it was to spend time with this self-described "ordinary" person, learning her quirks and hangups, her likes and dislikes, her everyday (and not) adventures (including the inspired way she attempted to get out of paying a parking ticket — you'll love it, trust me), all arranged, encyclopedia-style, from A ("Amy," "Anxious, Things That Make Me Anxious," "Ayn Rand") to Y ("You"), with appropriate cross-references and clever drawings to supplement the text.
Her follow-up Textbook Amy Krouse Rosenthal will be published by Dutton/ Penguin Random House in August 2016.
Along with her adult and children's work, Amy K.R. has a keepsake journal line (ten titles in all) including Encyclopedia of Me: My Life from A to Z and The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly.
Amy K.R. makes short films using her iPhone or Flip camera. Some invite further interaction from viewers, some are social experiments, and some build upon each other to become something else entirely. Her films include 17 Things I Made, Today is a Gift, ATM: Always Trust Magic, The Kindness Thought Bubble, The Money Tree, and The Beckoning of Lovely.
She held Beckoning of Lovely events at the bean in Chicago's Millennium Park on 08/08/08, 09/09/09, 10/10/10, and 11/11/11.
Chicago Magazine described The Beckoning of Lovely:
Rosenthal's masterpiece, unfolding over the past two years, began with a YouTube video called 17 Things I Made. In it, she invited viewers to meet her on August 8, 2008 (8/8/08), at 8:08 p.m. in Millennium Park to make an 18th thing together. That thing was a party. She expected a group of maybe 30, but roughly 400 curious people showed up, surprised to find themselves singing, dancing, blowing bubbles, and giving flowers to strangers. One couple met and fell in love. "I wish there was a word less obvious than 'magical' to describe that night," Rosenthal says. "It was meaningful to everyone in some way."
Amy K.R. is a frequent contributor to TED. In 2011, 2012, and 2015, she was brought on as an "experiential designer," creating ideas and experiences implemented at the annual TEDActive conference. Additionally, she has given talks at TEDxSanDiego 2011 and at TEDxSMU 2012; she gave her first and most well-known TED talk, 7 Notes on Life, at TEDxWaterloo (Canada) in 2010.
Her essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Hallmark Magazine, Parenting, O: The Oprah Magazine, and McSweeney's.
Amy K.R. is known for her innovative and participatory use of Facebook and Twitter. Her website was named one of the best official author websites, alongside Barbara Kingsolver and Stephen King.
Amy K.R. created and hosted MissionAmyKR.com, a blog produced by Chicago Public Radio affiliate, WBEZ. Each week, she posted a new interactive mission for readers. Tony Malatia, the president of WBEZ, summarized: "[Amy's] participatory use of the web has become a riveting and affirming celebration of the good in people. And in a real—beyond virtual—sense of community." She was also the producer and host of the radio show Writers' Block Party on WBEZ, the Chicago Public Radio station from 2002 to 2008.
Amy K.R. lives in Chicago. She has three children.