Pride and Prejudice at 200
| 31 January 2013
The romantic appeal of the novel is, of course, at odds with its outmoded gender paradigm.
Why Sensible, Well-balanced Parents are Superior
I can hardly wait to publish my new parenting book, the thesis of which will run something thus: "German-Swiss-Slovak-Canadian Catholic” parents are demonstrably superior at raising children..."
Will a story about dieting help your overweight child?
If I had a definitive (and easy) solution to the dilemma of overweight children, I might well be a millionaire. As it is, life tends to be a little more difficult and complex.
Chastened: a post-feminist experiment
Maybe something is changing for the better out there among Generation Y.
A British journalist in her early 30s has written a book about
renouncing sex for a year in order to get control of her emotional life.
It’s called Chastened.
Heather and her mommies at 20
It is not everyone’s idea of an occasion to celebrate but a publisher named Alyson Books has brought out a twentieth anniversary edition of the famous child’s primer on same-sex relationships: Heather Has Two Mommies.
The Gray Lady and her toxic books
Top of the New York Times Book Review this week is Elizabeth Gilbert’s sort-of romantic travelogue, Committed. It's the kind of book the Times seems to love.