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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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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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The Dark Side of Olivia

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

My book, The Perfect Baby Handbook, is a satire of what’s often called the “super-parenting” movement, the stressful idea that we must offer our children every opportunity so that they can become almost supernaturally impressive and compete in an increasingly competitive world. People often ask me “Whence cometh this super-parenting movement?” Except they don’t use […]

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