- Sandy Hook, CT, USA
- member since January 8, 2010
I'm actually not enjoying the book that much. It's one thing to make a case for a stricter approach to parenting; it's another to just come across as an elitist, smug, and totally self-indulgent... person. But Linda is still going to read it so she can compare Chua to her own less tiger-ish parents. (For what it's worth, Linda is a dog. As in YEAR OF THE dog.)
Yes, totally! In Defense of Food is amazing... I'm not a huge fan of fruits and veggies but it made me think about food in a totally different way - i.e. we should be eating food that's FOOD, not preservatives and random chemicals that we can't pronounce. It's a helpful little convincing book that really makes you think about how to shop when you're in the grocery store. Also an enjoyable, quick read...
actually, when I got into writing for awhile, I used October Jones as my pen name:D
I also used to pretend that I wrote articles for a news paper and I used that as my name so I "wouldn't get stalked by the crazy fans".........I know WEIRD!!!!! :D I'm so glad I have friends now!!!! I was lonley before! :D