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Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

I helped Joel edit his book from 2004-2006,even bought the books to help him write his book proposals for various book agents. I know exactly what is truth and what is fiction. I also came up with the title, am credited/thanked for doing so in the book's credits.

Posted by elissa nickson on 03/23/2011 at 12:44 PM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

Is walking around the Mediterranean really work?

Find out by reading "Hi Ho, Hi Ho It's Off To Work" by Joel Stratte-McClure @…

Posted by Joel Stratte-McClure on 03/17/2011 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

oh yes, buy the book, and then follow the idiot @ ''.

Posted by deb caniac on 03/16/2011 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

And we were there too! I know who is more believable and it's not HG. Here's some further good reading and a snippet of my day on this epic adventure with an epic adventurer…
Zeus and friend.

Posted by Judy G on 03/16/2011 at 2:50 PM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

and by the by, buy the book--it's a wonderful journey and an intelligent, funny and fascinating read.

Posted by deb caniac on 03/16/2011 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

harold, if you think it didn't happen you really really were not paying attention. tsk. tsk.

rock on stratte-mclure!

Posted by deb caniac on 03/16/2011 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

"Harold", as someone who HAS accompanied Joel on several of his outings, I can contest that the printed facts and events are indeed true... You should take a deep breath, and maybe take a hike

Posted by Lukems on 03/16/2011 at 9:00 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

Wish I could be there for Joel's talk at Books Inc. - it's sure to be a fun afternoon. I've had the pleasure of MedTrekking with Joel in three countries on two continents, and his book is a fascinating account of his adventures. A great read.

Posted by MedTrekker on 03/16/2011 at 7:02 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

I've never met -- and certainly never MedTrekked with -- Harold G. Perhaps he/she will appear in Berkeley on Sunday.

Posted by Joel Stratte-McClure on 03/16/2011 at 6:36 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

Joel has a great gift for meeting local people and asking the right questions. I traveled with him in Burma; his solitary meanderings and the reports he brought back deepened the experience for all the rest of us. I value both his insights and his company--and look forward to reading anything he writes.
Dwight C

Posted by Dwight C on 03/16/2011 at 5:44 AM

Re: “Trekking the Med With Joel Stratte-McClure

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Posted by Editor on 03/15/2011 at 9:33 PM

Re: “Amy Chua Meets Her Match in Aimee Allison

I do not begrudge Chua’s right to make money off her “AHA” moment, but I do resent the way she has further propagated the stereotypical image of the “pushy” Asian parent.

I am truly fortunate to have an academically successful daughter who achieved near perfect SAT scores, and received offers from HYP. I will take credit for having given her a whole lot of support, but I am certain my parenting skills had little to do with her college acceptances. In truth, I suspect race and gender played major roles.

And yet, I was always perceived as the pushy Asian mother by her teachers, and her counselors, and by other parents as well, Asian and non-Asian alike.

I feel that most people, including Asians, simply refuse to believe that a young Asian woman can be extremely motivated on her own.

Chua and her publishers have every right to publicize her book, and they did a very good job, but it came at the expense of all the academically successful Asian students who will have an even harder time of shaking off the perception they could not have accomplished much without their tiger mothers pushing them.

Chua’s book has merely given an old stereotype a new name. Out with the pushy Asian mother. In with the roaring tiger mother. Somehow, I do not feel better.


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Posted by good chinese mother on 01/23/2011 at 3:11 PM

Re: “Amy Chua Meets Her Match in Aimee Allison

Chua didn't bother to read the research on - yes, Asian-American parenting. Done largely by people who are parents themselves, I might add. If you're interested in the real story about Asian-American parenting, guaranteed not to shock, provoke or gross you out, check out what's a little more sane at…
I'm not suggesting you present her with these facts at the upcoming event. Though I would if I didn't live a couple of hundred miles away.
The Author

Posted by MotivatedMom on 01/20/2011 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Amy Chua Meets Her Match in Aimee Allison

Laid off host for a "progressive", listener supported, local radio station takes on prominent, Ivy League law professor and nationally known author on the definition of success. Mwha-ha-ha-ha.

Posted by Lawngun on 01/20/2011 at 10:52 AM

Re: “Amy Chua Meets Her Match in Aimee Allison

regardless of intention or not, Chua's article in the WSJ (a paper owned by Rupert Murdoch) was irresponsible and a marketing ploy. I highly urge readers NOT to buy this book - or her daughter's recently published piece in, as Jeff Yang notes, another paper owned by Rupert Murdoch. While Jeff seems willing to let Chua off the hook, I strongly disagree. Chua should take responsibility for those words published under her name - but she won't cuz (according to Yang) she's gonna get more than 500Gs off the book sales. So wait for it at the secondhand book shop, support local bookstores and give a donation to your local API Mental Health Services agency or organization. And don't buy the book OR go to the book signing.

Posted by EastBayLover on 01/20/2011 at 9:45 AM

Re: “Frank Bruni's Hunger Management

So what finally worked for him?

Posted by TheGooch on 01/05/2011 at 4:24 AM

Re: “Solving Equations, Solving Crimes with Camille Minichino

Thanks to Anneli for the article -- I am stealing the phrase "lentil-size plates!"
I'd love to have her readers join the Castro Valley PL group.

Camille/Margaret/Ada Madison

Posted by Camille13 on 12/28/2010 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Being Atypical with Patrick Cotter

Great stuff, Pat - and the rest of the Cork gang! Blow them away, whether they're expecting you or not!

Posted by Afric McGlinchey on 10/04/2010 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Being Atypical with Patrick Cotter

He's a fantastic poet. I highly recommend his latest collection 'Making Music' - fabulous stuff: cheeky, crafted, unusual, great language.

Posted by Nuala Ní Chonchúir on 09/29/2010 at 8:15 AM

Re: “Suspended Sentences

I believe Marvin is innocent. I can's believe that he has spent his whole life in prison for a crime he did not commit. What kind of police department does such a shitty job of investigating. Now this many years later, their answer, WE DON'T KEEP EVIDENCE AFTER 10 YEARS. Marvin will never have a chance at life. He was awarded parole, till california's idiot govoner took it back along with 23 other people. What a crock of crap. I am a friend of the family, and they have gone through hell these many years.

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Posted by crazytraci on 09/27/2010 at 10:36 PM

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