TMFTML had much the same reaction to Laura Miller’s latest article as I did:
The Book Review … featured Laura Miller doing her patented belaboring of the obvious shtick: this week she suggested that the books kids are forced to read in school arenâ€™t very good.
TMFTML takes Ms. Miller to task for failing to decry The Catcher in the Rye. Given that I have the emotional maturity of a 14-year-old boy, it should come as no surprise that I’m a bit of a sucker for Salinger, myself. Naturally that didn’t stop me from convulsing with laughter and nearly choking to death on a dry linzer cookie as I read TMFTML’s opinion on the matter.
From email: “the amazing story & person of the moment is Saira Shah–The Storyteller’s Daughter–who was the reporter in that amazing documentary Beneath the Veil.” Here’s a review of the book.