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The Big Turnoff (Algonquin)

Author’s Note:  Ellen Currey-Wilson’s attempt to wean herself off television for the sake of her child’s (supposed) well-being led her to start TV-Turnoff Week at her now 8-year-old son’s school—and write this self-deprecatingly funny memoir.

Inside Peek:  While Currey-Wilson practically grew up with a remote in her hand, her attempts to keep son Casey TV-free work almost too well.  With TV references peppered throughout—addiction is, after all, hard to quit—Currey-Wilson explores the role of popular culture in our lives as well as what happens when a mother’s good intentions almost get the best of her.

June 2007

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