Lately, perhaps because of all the mommy lit floating around, Ruby and I sometimes shudder before we enter the bookstore. How many spb (strollers-per-bookshelves) will accost us? How many parents will be using our local bookstore as an extension of the playground and how many children will be crying, screaming and throwing stuff around the store? And if by chance the store is quiet, how many stroller heavy covers will accost me? How many table will be celebrating I Don’t Know How She Does It along with other pink fun-mommy crap? There has to be another way and while No Kid has yet to find a US publisher, who will speak up and champion the rights to the stroller-free masses? Who will show those obnoxious city-parent-writers–ahem, Neil Pollack and Amy Sohn–for just what they are? In the process of reading slackjaw and speaking with mediabistro’s galleycat, we came up with a brilliant idea.
As launched on galleycat, take back the island would like to announce the start of our book club. We are taking suggestions about brilliant books that promote and celebrate our mission. We want books from the few, the proud, the unsperminated. We are taking suggestions via email and comments and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org