Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and all of the other characters in the books and films are some of America's and the world's favorite characters. While most people know a lot about Winnie the Pooh, far fewer know much about their author and creator, A. A. Milne. His somewhat troubled and challenging past comes to light in the true to life biography. It quickly becomes clear that A. A. Milne had an unusual life and upbringing, causing him to write the different characters as a way of developing parts of his personality that he did not feel comfortable showing others.