“Julie” and Julia and Me

Julie Powell ’95, author of Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously and the upcoming Cleaving: A Story of Marriage, Meat and Obsession, discusses the strange journey that led her from an unsatisfying existence as a secretary to a new life as a writer, by way of Julia Child and blogging. She describes a perfect boeuf bourguignon, the exact surreal quality of seeing oneself depicted by Amy Adams on the big screen, and what it’s like to have your idol think you’re a twit.

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Tapping Into and Nourishing the Inner Lives of Children

Pam Allyn, author of What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read With Your Child and All the Best Times to Read Them, shares ways to use literature to help children explore the deepest aspects of their ideas, worries, hopes and dreams. Catherine Sanderson, associate professor of psychology and author of Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Child-Raising for the Long Haul (Birth to Age Three), discusses solutions to common parenting challenges that focus on the long-term consequences of the strategies parents use. Together, these two experts offer new ways of thinking about children’s experiences and how we can best dignify and enhance them through our interactions. 

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Why College Tuition Always Goes Up

Ron Lieber ’93, author of the “Your Money” column for the New York Times, speaks at Family Weekend 2009.

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