This is one of my all-time favorite non-fiction books, and I’m not even wondering what to do with my life.  Bronson does such a captivating job weaving together the stories of people he met while thinking about how to answer the “What do you do?” question.  And he pulls it all together with wise observations about what he learned during this research and how it applies to his own life. I quote something from this book in at least half… Read more

I think a lot about Joey Pigza. If you don’t know who is, you are missing out on perhaps the most endearing character in all of modern children’s literature. Joey’s desire to do the right thing despite his inability to do so is all too familiar to this homeschooling mother of two “spirited” boys.  And his sympathetic understanding of his parents’ alcoholism and grandmother’s cruelty can break your heart. It’s hard to read Joey.  His life is hard, his little ADD… Read more

If you had all the money you could spend and every opportunity to cheat on your spouse, would you be able to withstand the pressure? Do you ever look at a celebrity magazine detailing the latest escapades of your favorite star, who just can’t seem to stay married or out of the Betty Ford clinic? Lauren Weisberger, the author of The Devil Wears Prada, spins another compelling tale, this time set in the music and celebrity gossip industry. Brooke is… Read more

  Last week, David French discussed how college — with its sky-rocketing costs — may not be the right answer for everyone.  This week, we talk to those high school students (and their parents) who want to pursue higher education about how to do college right…  without debt! Zac Bissonnette, author of the new book Debt-Free U: How I Paid for an Outstanding College Education Without Loans, Scholarships, or Mooching Off My Parents is starting a new trend that Adam… Read more

It’s hard to be a kid. But it’s interesting to be a kid who can pass for an adult. Twelve year old Liam is tall for his age and – recently – began prematurely growing facial hair. An only child, and “officially gifted and talented”, his only friends are online players of World of Warcraft – a virtual reality that allows him to fit in physically with everyone else… and have adventures. Though his physical awkwardness cripples him socially, it… Read more

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