Normally I write about kids and technology. Today’s topic concerns a single kid, my son Jonah, who just wrote his fourth science book, A Book About Love. David Brooks writes, in a review in the New York Times: “The book is interesting on nearly every page.”
My favorite chapters in A Book About Love are the ones on parent-child love and attachment theory, in which our earliest relationships are seen as the template for every subsequent close relationship. Jonah makes much of the fact that the kind of love that lasts a lifetime takes effort and grit. His own story exemplifies this. I couldn’t be more proud of Jonah and the beautiful book he has written, despite some stiff headwinds.
Again, from David Brooks: “He mixes a wide range of reference, both scientific and literary, in a way that is sometimes familiar but sometimes surprising and illuminating. Good writers make writing look easy, but what people like Lehrer do is not easy at all.”