The parenting section of the bookstore is overwhelming—it’s “a giant, candy-colored monument to our collective panic,” as writer Jennifer Senior puts it. Why is parenthood filled with so much anxiety? Because the goal of modern, middle-class parents—to raise happy children—is so elusive. In this honest talk, she offers some kinder and more achievable aims.
Watch All Joy and No Fun author Jennifer Senior discuss the anxiety of parenthood, raising happy children, and the Muppets in this stellar TED Talk.
Big Acorn TV news: the final Poirot episodes, including Curtain: Poirot’s Last Case will be making their premieres ONLY on www.acorn.tv.
These episodes mark the end of David Suchet’s legendary portrayal of the Belgian detective, a role he has made his own over the show’s 25-year run. At the end of this series, Suchet will have starred in all of Christie’s Poirot novels and short stories—70 in all.
The five films that comprise this series will be available on Acorn TV starting 7/28—after that, we’ll be premiering one episode each Monday.
“David Suchet’s swansong as Hercule Poirot proved that the show has been one of TV’s greatest achievements…and great TV performances of the past 30 years…five stars.” -The Telegraph
For Agatha Christie fans …
Books that move us …
In a recent interview, Pharrell Williams told Oprah Winfrey that reading The Alchemist changed his life.
Let The Alchemist move you. The special 25th Anniversary Edition is on sale today, and includes a new forward by Paulo Coelho himself, as well as a beautifully illustrated cover design.