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Buy the book!

The books is out!

While we are having some problems keeping it “in stock” on Amazon, you can purchase it directly from us.

Here are ALL your options!

Limited Edition Signed Hard Cover:

Soft Cover:

Bamboo Forest Store:


Barnes & Noble:





The book has a release date, and it is soon!

That’s right, on 11/20/2012, you’ll be able to get your copy!

The book will be available online at all major booksellers (such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble), and in book stores everywhere! It will also be on the Bamboo Forest Publishing web store.

The book will be available as a soft cover and retail for $24.95.

We will also be selling a limited edition hardcover, limited to only 500 copies, signed by Rolly, for $59.95!

Those will ONLY be available on the Bamboo Forest store at:
(yes, the link will go live soon!)

eBooks will also be available for all applicable reading devices.

We’ll post more links as to where to get it when the date gets closer!

I also saw the book for myself for the first time today. Here’s a video of my seeing it for the first time!

The proof is here!

Our publisher, Bamboo Forest Publishing, received the proof of the book yesterday!

Soon, it will be off to Rolly for him to check, and then…the release will be nigh! Mid-November, here we come!

Layout Preview

Here is a sneak peek at the layout! Trust me when I say it looks amazing!


The cover!


Here is the cover of the book, designed by the amazingly talented Pentakis Dodecahedron of Bamboo Forest Publishing. It looks amazing!

Getting close now…

Bamboo Forest Publishing Announces Acquisition of Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s Autobiography

Orlando, FL – 6/21/2012 – Bamboo Forest Publishing, the company that brought you the infamous travel guide The Dark Side of Disney and the critically acclaimed novel Our Kingdom of Dust, is proud to announce that it will be releasing Disney Legend Rolly Crump’s autobiography (as told to Jeff Heimbuch), It’s Kind of a Cute Story.  The book is currently slated for an early-December release and will be available in paperback, hardback, and ebook formats from all major retailers.

The Imagineers, those men and women who helped Walt Disney bring his creations to life, have achieved legendary status among theme park enthusiasts. One of the most beloved Imagineers is Rolly Crump, whose work can be seen not only in Disney Parks, but also in other theme parks, casinos, and cultural centers worldwide. Rolly was instrumental in designing some of Disney’s most famous attractions, including the ’64  New York World’s Fair pavilions, it’s a small world, The Enchanted Tiki Room , and many more. “It’s Kind of a Cute Story is full of stories about Rolly’s long and varied career, with most of them being laugh out loud entertaining,” says Jeff Heimbuch, who helped Rolly get his memoirs down on paper. “They all weave into a riveting narrative of his life and accomplishments.”

“Rolly has the rare talent of being able to talk about himself with wit, flair, and humility,” says Bamboo Forest Publishing’s founder, Leonard Kinsey. “His stories about Walt Disney humanize the iconic genius, wiping away the veneer of sainthood, and showing Walt as a man with a great sense of humor, a bit of a foul mouth, and little tolerance for yes-men. These stories are told with such warmth that you immediately understand why Rolly was so beloved by Walt and the other Imagineers. This is one of those rare books where you’re almost in tears when you reach the last page because it feels like you’re saying goodbye to an old friend. It’s a huge honor to have Rolly and Jeff choose Bamboo Forest as the publisher of such an entertaining and historically important book.”

“I’m more than thrilled to be working with Leonard at Bamboo Forest Publishing,” says Rolly. “My life has been a true fairy tale and I know the folks at Bamboo will treat this tale with love. I’m looking forward to sharing more than six decades of stories with Disney Fans, as well with as anyone who has ever followed a dream.”

It’s Kind of a Cute Story by Rolly Crump and Jeff Heimbuch will be released by Bamboo Forest Publishing in early-December. Check for updates, and for information on their other releases.

Good Day Interview Posted

Here is the interview I did on Good Day Sacramento!

Click here to watch it!



Good Day Sacramento!

On 2/11/12, I’ll be hearing on Good Day Sacramento to talk about the book and to share some fun Rolly stories!

I’ll be on around 9:30 EST / 6:30 PST

You can watch live at

Rolly & Walt

There will be an actual, high quality scan of this in the book (not just a photo of a photo!), but I just wanted to share this great photo that Walt signed and gave to Rolly. Notice how Walt signed his name…nothing like that iconic font we know and love today!

We need your help!

We need your help, oh great citizens of the Internet! We’re looking for some old Disney photos that you may have in your collection. Things such as:

Adventureland Bazaar in 1963

Tower of Four Winds

Enchanted Tiki Room in the 60s

It’s A Small World at World’s Fair

The Land in 1980s

Bear-y Tales at Knott’s Berry Farm

Circus World

Basically, all stuff that Rolly brought to life.

Can you help? We need more for the book & would love to see any from your personal collection.

We will gladly give you credit AND a signed copy of the book! Please email me from the CONTACT page if you have anything that could be of us!