If you have never seen Sandy Boynton in person, giving a talk, then this is well worth your time. She's one of those people who is funny on paper and in person.
Here's the background information:
Sandra Boynton spoke at TEDxYale. The event, held on February 23, 2013 explored the theme "Solve for y." The speakers were challenged to explain their unique "y," the key ingredient to their work and inspiration, and describe "why" it is significant. More than any other variable, "y" also represents the speakers' common ground, Yale.
Sandra Boynton (Yale College '74, DRA '79 not completed) is a cartoonist, writer, and songwriter. She has written and illustrated a lot of short books, some for adults, most of them for children. She also has written and produced five record albums, including the Grammy-nominated Philadelphia Chickens. Recently, she led a startling 300-kazoo attempt of Ravel's Boléro; nearly three copies of that CD have been sold.