A LIFE IN BOOKS: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley is an illuminated novel written and designed by Warren Lehrer (2013, Goff Books). The novel includes 101 books within it all written by Lehrer’s protagonist—Bleu Mobley—who finds himself in prison looking back on his life and career. This video provides a glimpse into Bleu Mobley’s 14th book, Precipice.
Bleu's pull-out, pop up book on the history of capital punishment—How Bad People Go Bye Bye—was a flop until the cable news programs turned it into a controversy. Within two months the book was banned in school libraries in every state of the Union (except Massachusetts), and it became the top grossing children’s book of 1998, and Bleu’s first number one bestseller.
During this time, Bleu became a frequent guest on tv talk shows and was accused of being a pornographer, a propagandist (for both sides of the issue), a sly manipulator of the media, a truth teller, the devil’s accomplice and God’s accomplice.
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Animation by Warren Lehrer in collaboration with Brandon Campbell, Mark T. Saintonge and Julie Verardi.