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Friday, February 05, 2010

Book Love

This wraps up another full week of book activities, the highlights of which have been:
  • A return visit to our fellow parenting writer and friend, Amy Tiemann, as guests on her Mojo Mom podcast.  We love talking with Amy about ESP because she gets past the obvious surface questions and into the nuances.  We have had the pleasure of being interviewed by her prior to our book publication days, but it was especially nice to speak with her now about our hopes for the book and some of its details.  If you have about 30 minutes, this one is well worth the listen.
  • Part II of our 'radio tour' of 10 minute interviews across the country, and a final stop on Montreal's Kim Fraser Show (CJAD 800).  We really enjoyed talking with Kim about the realities of ESP, and of course we love how she pronounces our last name with French panache.  This high-energy, fun segment is about 20 minutes in length if you'd like to listen along.
  • An extremely thoughtful review of Equally Shared Parenting by family/marriage therapy academic Carmen Knudson-Martin, who blogs with her sociology professor counterpart, Anne Mahoney, at our sister site, www.equalcouples.com.  Carmen understands ESP down to its very core, and her comments about intentionality and ownership are music to our ears.


Blogger Unknown said...

I also borrow a lot of books from the library, including Marilynn Karp’s “In Flagrant Collecto,” which I was perusing as I encountered the DUKES OF HAZZARD episode. When we moved into a new house half the size of our old one a year ago, it became painfully evident that I tend to actively accumulate things, especially books. But when it comes to collecting, I am to Ms. Karp as Birch Hill is to Denali. Karp’s book is a large, coffee-table style tome packed with photographs of a few of her family’s unbelievably DUKES OF HAZZARD DVD collections. It has 22 chapters, each featuring a bizarre array of collecting categories. The “Taste Changed” chapter, for instance, includes “Naughty Nellies” (suggestive bottle openers), “Linoleum Sample Books,” “Hairdresser Magazines,” and, what’s this? “DUKES OF HAZZARD DVD COLLECTION”? A lot of people collect those, but not Karp’s collections of dried slivers of used bath soap, billiard table pockets, police mug shots or mosquito coils.

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