Friday, March 12, 2010

Unplugging the Plug-in Drug

Author: Marie Winn

First line: "My problem with television began when Max was born and David was three years old," says Mary Taylor.

Why you should read this book: If you are concerned with the effect of video technology on your child's development, your home's atmosphere, or your own productivity, this book encourages you and everyone around you to turn the television off for a week. Complete with arguments for reduction of viewing time and plans to persuade those around you to participate in a "Turn-Off" during which an individual, family, class, school, or community all take the pledge not to watch and support each other with alternate activities and parties. Many appendices with resources, testimonials, handouts, and other materials help administrators turn these plans to reality.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You don't even own a TV.

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