Don Herold

Don Herold was an American humorist, writer, illustrator, and cartoonist who wrote and illustrated many books and was a contributor to national magazines. He was born in Bloomfield, Indiana to Otto F. Herold and Clara Dyer Herold. He graduated from high school in 1907 and went on to the Art Institute of Chicago until 1908 when he transferred to the Indiana University. He lived in Los Angeles in the 1920s and 1930s and New York City from 1940 to 1962.

Perhaps one of his more famous works is a poem called I’d Pick More Daisies, also known as “If I had My Life to Live over”, which was translated to Spanish as “Instantes” and misattributed to Jorge Luis Borges. The real poem, written by Don Herold, was also misattributed to Nadine Stair.