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Archive for the ‘Books’ Category weighs in on The Perfect Baby Handbook

Monday, April 13th, 2009


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When did genius kids get “hot”?

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Fictional genius kids used to be realistically frumpy for the most part. A Wrinkle in Time’s Meg and Charles Wallace were not fashion plates. When we first meet Esme of J.D. Salinger’s For Esme—With Love and Squalor, she is wet and ratlike. Here, to take another instance, is the original 1976 cover of Very Far […]

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Where the Wild Typography Is

Friday, March 27th, 2009

So, like millions of people, I just watched the Apple Exclusive trailer for Spike Jonz’ upcoming Where the Wild Things Are movie. The good news: Whoever designed the titles did an amazing job. The bad news: It’s not a great sign when a trailer’s typography is more compelling than the film itself, which looks, uh, […]

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What to expect from a terrible parenting-humor book

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

A lot of people try to write funny books on child-rearing, but few attain this goal. Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor made me laugh out loud. So did The Three-Martini Play Date by Christie Mellor. And no, I’m not an alcoholic. One book I found less side-splitting is What to Expect […]

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Book bursts into home of unsuspecting author

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

March 9th was a big day here at Perfect Baby Handbook Worldwide Headquarters on Montague Street: Just as we were attempting to reconfigure the furniture into a less gross, more pleasing design, the downstairs buzzer rang. And a bored courier from Harper Collins, who didn’t appreciate his pivotal role as Hermes the Divine Herald, God […]

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