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The New One: Painfully True Stories from a Reluctant Dad Cover Image
By Mike Birbiglia, J. Hope Stein (Supplement by)
ISBN: 9781538701515
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Grand Central Publishing - June 16th, 2020

I am neither a father nor about to become one but this book about a comedian fumbling his way reluctantly through fatherhood was a very enjoyable read. Fans of Birbiglia will recognize his humor and delivery as well as his poignant storytelling as he pairs his experience being a father with his wife's experience of being a mother through her poetry. Great insight into the other side of parenthood we don't see as much that will still have you laughing out loud.


Review by Emily

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The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life Cover Image
By Julie Bogart, Susan Wise Bauer (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780143133223
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Published: TarcherPerigee - February 5th, 2019

With many schools transitioning to online learning, as well as some families choosing to homeschool amidst the pandemic, this book is an excellent and timely resource for anyone with school-aged kids. Whether you're looking for a ground-up training on building your own complete curricula, or just wanting to keep your child motivated while distance learning, Bogart offers a wealth of knowledge and experience on secular learning. I wish I could put this in the hands of every parent I know!