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The Simple Living Guide

The Simple Living Guide: A Sourcebook for Less Stressful, More Joyful Living© 1997 Janet Luhrs444 pages Life distracts easily and passes by without being noticed. The Simple Living Guide is written as an antidote, one which both prompts people to … Continue reading

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Free to Choose, Born to Buy (and Left to Die)

In the past two weeks I’ve been reading a series of books which connected together despite being on disparate subjects. Milton Friedman’s Free to Choose, published in the 1970s, argues for a completely free market — that is, one with … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Childhood

The Disappearance of Childhood©1982 Neil Postman177 pages Television is killing your children — conceptually. In 1985, Neil Postman penned Amusing Ourselves to Death, in which he, building off of the lesson in Technopoly that technology changes our culture without our knowledge, … Continue reading

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Save the Males

Save the Males: Why Men Matter and Why Women Should Care© 2008 Kathleen Parker215 pages It’s not a man’s world any more. Far from it, Kathleen Parker writes: in America, men have not only been dethroned but imprisoned by a … Continue reading

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The Unschooling Handbook

The Unschooling Handbook: How to Use the Whole World As Your Child’s Classroom© 1998 Marry Griffith240 pages What does it mean to educate a child? In the United States, schooling is dominated by standards, by regular exams that force educators … Continue reading

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French Kids Eat Everything

French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters© 2012 Karen Le Billon 320 pages Upon landing in France to spend a year with her … Continue reading

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Bringing up Bébé

Bringing up Bébé: One Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting© 2012 Pamela Druckerman304 pages When Pamela Druckerman moved to Paris to start a life with her new husband, she noticed something rather odd about French children: they behaved. Long … Continue reading

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