The Year of Learning Dangerously by Quinn Cummings
Adventures in Homeschooling

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Unfortunately, the author does not seem to wish to understand much more about her fellow homeschoolers...Ms. Cummings apparently knows several interesting and cultivated homeschooling families, but we never get to meet them.
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A year of homeschooling. What could possibly go wrong?

In this honest and wry memoir, popular blogger, author, and former child actor Quinn Cummings recounts her family’s decision to wade into the unfamiliar waters of homeschooling – the fastest-growing educational trend of our time -- despite a chronic lack of discipline, some major gaps in academic knowledge, and a serious case of math aversion. (And that’s just Quinn.)

Quinn’s fearless quest includes some self-homeschooling – reading up on education reform, debating the need for “socialization,” and infiltrating conferences filled with Radical Unschoolers as well as Christian fundamentalists (and even chaperoning a homeschool prom). Part personal narrative, part social commentary, and part how-not-to guide, The Year of Learning Dangerously will make you laugh and make you think. And there may or may not be a quiz at the end. OK, there’s no quiz. Probably.
 

About Quinn Cummings

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Quinn Cummings is an Oscar-nominated actress (The Goodbye Girl, Family), and the critically acclaimed author of Notes from the Underwire. She writes the popular blog The QC Report, which brings together personal commentary, pop culture, and humor. She lives in Los Angeles with her partner and their daughter.
 
Published August 7, 2012 by TarcherPerigee. 237 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Meghan Cox Gurdon on Aug 12 2012

Unfortunately, the author does not seem to wish to understand much more about her fellow homeschoolers...Ms. Cummings apparently knows several interesting and cultivated homeschooling families, but we never get to meet them.

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