36 Recommended Reading:

You can buy this thing I wrote:  If You Make Me Go Back To Disney, the Livestock Better Be More Polite is the tale of an epic adventure to Disney World undertaken with the family.  I’ve been told it’s funny by my mother, and also people other than my mother.  It’s only 99 cents.  I think you’ll laugh at least that much.

Or, if you want to buy things other people wrote, here’s some of those, as well. Each image is followed by a quotation.


“The public is indoctrinated to beleive that skills arevaluable and reliable only if they are the result of formal schooling…The right of free assembly has been politically recognized and culturally accepted. We should now understand that this right is curtailed by laws that make some forms of assembly [such as compulsory education] obligatory.”


“The goal of a knowledge arising from love is the reunification and reconstruction of broken selves and worlds.”


I cannot say enough about this book.  It is so spectacularly countercultural (and, I would argue, exactly right).  The notion is simple:  turning kids into adults involves, well, progressively letting them have more and more freedom.  Skenazy argues for a much, much earlier severing of the metaphorical umbilical cord than almost anyone I know (except me).


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