An early heads-up to my NYC-based readers: I will be speaking as part of a panel next week in Brooklyn’s Park Slope as part of the Adult Education series. Details are below. Hope to see you there!
ADULT EDUCATION PRESENTS: BABIES & AMERICAN INDUSTRY
Tuesday, May 6, 2008 – 8 pm (doors at 7:30)
Union Hall in Park Slope
702 Union St. @ 5th Ave
| Pamela Paul, “Baby Gear Your Mother Didn’t Have”
| Daniel Radosh,”Marketing to Christian Kids or The Secret
Identity of Bibleman”
| Charles Star, “A Short List of the Worst Children’s Toys Ever”
| Gary Drevitch, “How Princesses and Conquered America”
| Susan Gregory Thomas, “Barbie Goes Vertical: How the Marketing
Industry Brands Infants and Toddlers”
DANIEL RADOSH is author of the new book Rapture Ready! Adventures in the
Parallel Universe of Christian Pop Culture. He is a frequent contributor
to and a contributing editor at The Week magazine. His
writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including , Playboy, Esquire, and GQ. In the early 1990s, Radosh was a staff
writer and editor at Spy magazine. (http://www.radosh.net)
PAMELA PAUL is the author of Parenting, Inc: How We Are Sold on $800
Strollers, Fetal Education, Baby Sign Language, Sleeping Coaches, Toddler
Couture, and Diaper Wipe Warmers — and What It Means for Our Children.
She writes for and the New York Times Book Review, and is
the author of two previous books, Pornified and The Starter Marriage. She
and her family live in Harlem. (http://www.pamelapaul.com)
GARY DREVITCH produces the parenting Web site freelancedad.com,
contributes to magazines like Parents and Jewish Living, and writes
non-fiction books for children. He is also the senior editor of
grandparents.com. A father of three, he has become part of the
problem, and now seeks its solution. (http://freelancedad.com)
SUSAN GREGORY THOMAS is an investigative journalist and broadcaster.
Formerly a senior editor at and co-host of public
television’s Digital Duo, she has also written for Time, the , Glamour, and elsewhere. She has two children, seven and four years
CHARLES STAR is a sometimes lawyer, sometimes comic, and host of Adult Ed.
But he is mostly known for his excellent cat. (http://www.charlesstar.com)
Speakers will be on hand afterward to answers questions and sign books.