NurtureShock in the news
Before Po and I both head back on the road this week (me in the New York City area, Po in Sacramento and St. Paul/Minneapolis – please come!), a quick update –
Following up on its earlier great review, in this week, San Francisco Chronicle's Top Shelf / Recommended Reading column has NurtureShock at the top of its nonfiction recommendations, proclaiming: "'Mythbusters' for anyone who has a child - or was one." (Thanks, Gallery Bookshop!)
Swellbeing twittered: "My MUST read book of 2009: Nurtureshock" while Po and I were guests of KUER's RadioWest.
We've also been really interested in the continuing conversation about Newsweek's excerpt of our race chapter. We were honored to have our Newsweek colleague Raina Kelley call it "brilliant," while other venues as varied as Inside Catholic, ("fascinating") and The Guardian of Trinidad took their turns to reflect on it.
But some of the reaction took a surprising turn – as Rush Limbaugh and other conservative Republicans falsely claimed that we'd written a liberal attack on anti-Obama Republicans. We flatly disagree: theirs is a willful misrepresentation of our article, and an unforgivable distortion of the findings we reported in it.
Our chapter/excerpt is apolitical, and its findings apply regardless a family's political persuasion. For more of our response, check out this week's issue of Newsweek – you can also read it online.