Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tempestuous Teacups

Lori Gottleib’s cover story for the July/August issue of The Atlantic, “How to Land Your Kid in Therapy,” dives into the shallow waters of teacups—that is, young people whose incredible fragility derives from the belief that their self-esteem need not … Continue reading Continue reading

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¡Qué lastima!

  The United States lost the CONCACAF Gold Cup tonight because it couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead. Mexico’s team was simply better. After gift-wrapping the Americans’ second goal, Mexico played with passion and confidence, and moved the ball wherever they … Continue reading Continue reading

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Last month, at a party for one of Jack’s friends: a sunny fall day, a rented jumper humming with activity in the back yard, parents speaking with each other in the distracted way we do while trying to keep an … Continue reading Continue reading

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