The Reading Promise

In March 2010, the New York Times printed an article about “The Streak,” a 3,218-night tradition: Jim  Brozina, a children’s librarian, read aloud to his daughter Kristen every night, starting when she was in fourth grade and going through her first night of college. Kristen–now going by her lit-inspired middle names, Alice Ozma–has written a memoir, The Reading Promise.  I expected a … Read more

Unexpected Lessons from Bossypants

Earlier this week, I read Bossypants, Tina Fey’s memoir-style humor book.  Knowing that Fey has a young daughter, I wanted to see if she’d say anything relevant to the parent-tutor mindset. She did, but not where I expected. Fey wrote about mothering, but of greater value were her thoughts on improvisational comedy: [The rule] of improvisation is … Read more