I’ve read more widely than usual since starting this 52 Books project, and this book, Pamela Druckerman’s Bringing Up Bébé, represents me dipping my toes in cross-cultural horror. This one is inspired by Pynchon’s unique brand of all-American paranoia as our heroine does battle with the Baby Industrial Complex (aka Big Baby) from across the pond. It’s a terrifying tale of judgements, recriminations, and cannibalism. God damn that cannibalism.
This particular edition of Bringing Up Bébé included an extra-special horrific Bébé Day by Day section that details Druckerman’s practical advice for staving off the impending madness for as long as possible (and yet still succumbing in the end).