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Full NameShel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein was an American writer. He is known best for his cartoons, children’s books and songs. He was the winner of two Grammy Awards and Golden Globe Award.  

Shel Silverstein’s wife

Shel Silverstein was a widower. He married Susan Taylor Hastings who was from Sausalito, California. They were blessed with a daughter. They named their daughter Shoshanna Jordan Hastings. She was born on June 30, 1970. 

He became a widower when his wife Susan Taylor Hastings, died a day before their daughter’s 5th birthday. His wife passed away in Baltimore, Maryland. His pain of losing his loved ones did not stop here. He lost his daughter Shoshanna Jordan Hastings at the age of 11 to cerebral aneurysm in April 24, 1982. He must have been devastated by the loss of his family that he never started a new one. He never got married again. 

He then maybe started dating Sarah Spencer who drove a tourist trackless train. She gave birth to his son in November 10, 1984. The name of his son was Matthew. Sarah Spencer also inspired his song “The Great Conch Train Robbery”.  

He was devoted to his wife which is why he never married. He must have loved his wife and his children as well. 

Shel Silverstein’s net worth

The net worth of Shel Silverstein was estimated to be 20 million dollars. He was a successful writer and started writing at a young age of 12. He was a very talented writer and wrote some of the most famous books which made him earn a fortune. He has sold over 29 million copies of his books. 

Shel Silverstein’s wiki

Shel Silverstein was born on September 25, 1930 in America. His parents were Nathan Silverstein and Helen. The world lost a great writer in May 10, 1999. He lost his life to a heart attack at the age of 68 in Key West, Florida. He is rested in peace in Westlawn Cemetery which lies in Norridge, Illinois.

The most wonderful and amazing poems of Shel Silverstein are: “Sick,” Where the Sidewalk Ends, “Whatif,” A Light in the Attic, “Where the Sidewalk Ends,” Where the Sidewalk Ends, “Smart” Where the Sidewalk Ends, “The Loser,” Where the Sidewalk Ends, Masks, Voice and many others. His wedding poems are has a most important criteria that is they are easy to read out loud. 

Some of the famous quotes of   Shel Silverstein’s are: 

“If the track us tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain’t enough!”, 

“I know a way to stay friends forever, there’s really nothing to it, I tell you what to do, and you do it.”

 and many others.  

He also wrote a short animation called The Giving Tree and also narrated it which was first produced in 1973. He also inspired many tattoos. 

Also read interesting biographies of Sarah Silverman, Lennie Weinrib and Louise Cliffe.

Updated On Fri Aug 30 2019 Published On Tue Aug 20 2019 By paper-boat

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