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A Hilarious Interview To Remember Maurice Sendak

On May 8, 2012, beloved children’s book author Maurice Sendak, best known for his book Where the Wild Things Are, passed away less than a month before his 84th birthday. To celebrate his enduring legacy and tenacious wit, we’ve pulled one of our favorite interviews (with Stephen Colbert) for your viewing pleasure:

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