Though you’ll be thrust into denial, As we tell you things so vile. Poor Helen Geisel, ill wife of Seuss, The man she loved, who tightened the noose. While it may not be fit for the next Dr. Seuss collection, our little poem does tell a story many may not be aware of. We grew up hearing Green Eggs and Ham and loving How the Grinch Stole Christmas, but our childhood was swiftly ruined after reading the suicide note left by Seuss’ deceased wife. Distraught over her lengthy battle with cancer and her husband’s infidelity with one Audrey Stone Dimond, Helen overdosed on barbiturates. The opening to her note is more than telling, asking Ted, the man we know as Seuss, “What has happened to us?” The note doesn’t indicate a mutual separation, as if Helen wanted her husband to find happiness in another, making it seem that the children’s author abandoned his wife. A year after Helen passed, Seuss married his lover.