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Superior dad-blog alert: “1001 rules for my unborn son”

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

I read somewhere recently that over 18 million mommies blog, collectively contributing 97 million exclamation marks to the web each day. Daddy-blogs aren’t in short supply, either, but 1001 rules for my unborn son stands out. Whoever is amassing this agreeably terse checklist has a terrific knack for pairing words with pictures: Sometimes the words […]

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The Perfect Baby Handbook—Live in Brooklyn

Friday, May 8th, 2009

I recently popped up in BookCourt, Brooklyn’s leading independent bookstore, as part of the Perfect Baby Handbook “tour.” As this video of the proceedings reveals,  the tour requires me to look people in the eye while making ludicrous assertions about “bird cleavage” and babies who join Facebook. Attention West-Coast readers: In a more laid-back, centered, […]

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Studies in imperfect book covers: A Wrinkle in Time

Monday, May 4th, 2009

If you’ve read A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L’Engle’s 1961 sci-fi children’s classic, you’ve met Charles Wallace, one of fiction’s great perfect babies. At five years old, he’s not exactly tongue-tied (“Let’s be exclusive…that’s my new word for the day. Impressive, isn’t it?”); he’s also psychic, eerily clairvoyant when it comes to anticipating his family’s […]

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Amy Winehouse to lurchingly scrawl a children’s book

Monday, April 20th, 2009

So. Amy Winehouse—known for her brilliant collapsing—wants to write a children’s book to inspire the young. The smoky-voiced contralto has been living the clean life in St Lucia, strolling oceanside, penning poetry, and denying plans to adopt local children and tease their hair into beehives every time they finish swimming. Amy’s book ambitions, however, seem […]

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Imperfection sweepstakes: Win a copy of True Mom Confessions

Friday, April 17th, 2009

Brett Berk, one of America’s less conventional parenting authorities, is giving away three copies of the new, controversial book True Mom Confessions: Real Moms Get Real by Romi Lassally on his blog. He asks only that you debase yourself by making a confession of your own and hints that grotesque disclosures will be judged extra-favorably. […]

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