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:
Bamboo Forest Store:
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.
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: http://
(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!
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 www.bambooforestpublishing.com for updates, and for information on their other releases.
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
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
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!