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The Wife

Because she's brilliant, that's why.

A family announcement. My wife, the beautiful and talented K*therine Appleg*te, has won two major prizes for Home of the Brave.

The Josette Frank Award from Bank Street College of Education.

And the Golden Kite Award, which is given by the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

These are two very prestigious awards. How did she win? By being an extraordinarily talented writer.

Both awards involve acceptance speeches. She's looking into beta blockers.

(***For new readers, I disguise my wife's name to discourage Google searches leading young readers to this PG-13 site.)

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  1. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    And yet she has no idea who Iron Man is.

  2. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    Congratulations to K*therin*!!! Impressive awards indeed. And well-deserved, I am sure.

  3. Blogger Randy (Internet Ronin) Says:

    RE: Iron Man - that reminds me that I was going to say earlier that I barely have a clue - know the name, know I've heard it, and that's about it.

  4. Blogger Transplanted Lawyer Says:

    Good job! An award from one's peers is a particularly good feather to put in one's cap, and the immigrant's voice is often difficult to capture, at least for one who has not been an immigrant herself.

  5. Blogger amba Says:


    (Girls don't get Iron Man.)

  6. Anonymous bookfraud Says:

    congrats on the well-deserved kudos for the wife. if she's still freaking out over the speeches, i know a guy who can get beta blockers without a prescription.

    and if she still doesn't get "iron man," just say it's "the iron giant" except he's got kick-*ss weapons systems, cooler colors, and a moustache.

  7. Blogger G'paA Says:

    Thanks, Michael. She calls frequently, but her sibs and parental units would never hear of these awards if it weren't for you.

  8. Anonymous Anonymous Says:

    Congrats to her!

    Would that picture happen to be in a vaporetti in Venice's harbor?

  9. Blogger Michael Reynolds Says:

    Yep, cruisin' the lagoon.