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Dr. Seuss Had A Disturbing Secret

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Celebrities with Children’s Books: Julie Andrews co-wrote over 20 books. Jamie Lee Curtis wrote 13. Whoopi Goldberg wrote 6. Jimmy Fallon wrote 3. Jim Carrey, Kobe, Lebron, Ricky Martin, and LL Cool J have all written children's books. - Madonna has written a 12 book series called “The English Roses."

Forrest Carter

He wrote: 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' - which eventually was adapted into a western directed and starring Clint Eastwood, but was better known for his young adult novels.

Not a household name like Dr Seuss, but homes in the mid 70’s had "The Education of Little Tree," - Forrest Carter's memoir of his Cherokee grandparents.

It was revealed that Forrest was actually Asa Earl Carter, a white supremacist and Ku Klux Klan member. Before he started writing kid friendly Cherokee memoirs and Westerns in the 70s, he’d worked as a speech writer for segregationist Gov. George Wallace of Alabama in the 60s.

Hans Christian Anderson

The Little Mermaid, The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen, Thumbelina, The Emperors New Clothes, The Princess and the Pea. 

Kept a masturbation diary. 

J.M. Barrie

The author of Peter Pan famously loved children. He left the copyright of Peter Pan to 'Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital,' raising millions for the institution.

J.M. Barrie falsified his best friend's 'Will' to become guardian of her children. 

Roald Dahl

A former British spy. 

Was a serial philanderer who seduced half of American high society. 

An anti-semite who once wrote there was "a trait in the Jewish character that does provoke a certain animosity..." before concluding: "even a stinker like Hitler didn't just pick on them for no reason.”  

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