Dr. Seuss Book Collaborator Cathy Goldsmith Shares Experience

Two weeks ago I wrote about the resounding impact the works of Dr. Seuss have had on my life. His reach extends well beyond the chapters of my childhood (so much so that I literally carry the man’s words everywhere I go). So it should be no surprise that I was absolutely thrilled at the prospect of yet another Seuss classic posthumously organized by his long-time collaborator, Cathy Goldsmith.

As I wrote the article, I soon found myself adrift in a tidal wave of old (probably never reconciled) emotions. I sympathized with Goldsmith and wondered how difficult it must have been emotionally to conclude the work of the late genius.

Today I got the opportunity to ask Cathy Goldsmith herself via a reddit AMA and this is what she had to say:

“I found it rewarding. It made me feel close to him again. Admittedly, it was not the easiest thing I’ve ever done because I wanted to make sure to do it well and to honor his legacy.”