Reviews: “The Big Turnoff” and “Her Fearful Symmetry”
Whew, the past few weeks have been busy! Not only has not much posting happened, but not even much reading has occurred. Here’s what I’ve gotten through:
I really enjoyed The Big Turnoff by Ellen Currey-Wilson. Published a few years ago, the memoir follows the author’s adventures raising her son without television when she herself is a TV addict. She talks about the challenges (will her son fit in at school without knowing all the cool TV shows? How will she find time for herself without plopping her son down in front of Sesame Street?) and joys (playing with her child, being the her son’s friends’ favorite house to visit) of trying to raise a TV-free kid in the modern world while weaning herself off reruns of old sitcoms and classic movies. It was both comical and eye-opening; definitely a great read, with lots to think about without being preachy.