What I'm Reading: April Edition


Tom Perotta is to popular literature just as Alan Ball is to television. I'm starting to like this guy's style more and more.

Perotta's follow-up to Little Children (loved the book and the movie) returns to the suburbs for a little more satirizing. I believe I bought this book nearly three years ago, and I regret not reading it sooner.

Plot: Liberal mom/sex-ed teacher Ruth gets herself in trouble with the conservative Right when she inadvertently gives a lesson on oral sex to her class of teens. To make matters more complicated, soccer coach/Christian fundamentalist Tim enters the picture, and opposites soon attract amidst a culture war in picturesque suburbia.

I plan on using my Borders gift card to buy Perotta's other books. Consider this the thinking person's beach read.

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