Ever since he was appointed director of inkwells at P.S. 92 at the age of 5,
Art Stevens has contributed substantially to the disparagement of education
His first business venture, a lemonade stand on Periwinkle Way, became so
successful that it was acquired by General Foods. Aggressively utilizing the cash generated from the acquisition, Mr. Stevens purchased six raincoats, making his foray into his next profession – flashing – immediately successful.
You’re not buying any of this, right?
OK. Here’s the (mostly) real story…
Art Stevens is a proudly self-proclaimed snowbird alternating between his homes in Sanibel, Florida and Somerset, New Jersey.
In the real world Art is a public relations professional and author.
He is currently managing partner of StevensGouldPincus, a merger and management consulting firm to the PR and communications industries. He was co-founder, chairman and CEO of LobsenzStevens, one of the top twenty independent public relations firms in the country up to the time of its acquisition by Publicis Groupe in 2000.
He is the author of The Persuasion Explosion, a book published by Acropolis Books dealing with the role and influence of contemporary public relations practices. And of course, Art wrote the critically acclaimed book Sanibel Shell Shocked, an anthology of the humor columns he has authored for the Sanibel-Captiva Islander for more than twenty years. He continues to write the column, featured weekly in the newspaper.
For several years Art did a weekly humor commentary on WINK-TV, a CBS affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida, for which he received a 1994 Florida Emmy nomination in the category of writing/non-news segments.
Art is prolific in the creation of stories about the unique attributes of life on Sanibel Island which appear in his regular newspaper column, in the book, and now on this website. This explains why the residents of Sanibel keep trying to pass resolutions banning him from the island.
Undaunted, Art continues to gleefully provide worthless and meaningless insights into Sanibel life styles. With the SanibelShellShocked.com website he presents a compendium of both current columns featured in the newspaper and classic columns featured in the book.
Leave your serious side in the other room as you read the ever-expanding collection of near-sighted observations in Sanibel Shell Shocked. As you read you will soon come to realize, as has Art, that whether you’re living or visiting, life in Sanibel is a pretty nifty experience!