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Pamela Paul is the editor of The New York Times Book Review and oversees books coverage at The Times. She also hosts the weekly Book Review podcast. She is the author of six books, How to Raise a Reader, co-authored with Maria Russo, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues, By the Book, Parenting, Inc., Pornified, and The Starter Marriage and the Future of Matrimony. Prior to joining the Times, Paul was a contributor to Time magazine and The Economist, and her work has appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and Vogue. Her next book, Rectangle Time, comes out in February. She and her family live in New York.

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Pamela Paul I have an easy answer to this though I realize it's not for everyone. My kids do not have devices. My husband has an iPad that he will let them use mo…moreI have an easy answer to this though I realize it's not for everyone. My kids do not have devices. My husband has an iPad that he will let them use most weekends for 30 minutes each. But I've told my kids they are not allowed to have phones until high school and only then if they purchase them and pay for them on their own. I realize this is not easy to do against the pro-tech tide, but I think in the long run, the better kids are able to learn to navigate the world without technology, the more creative and balanced their approach to technology will be should they choose to use it in the future, whether to work in tech or to use it recreationally. I answer this knowing that some people will consider this an extreme choice and that it's not for everyone. But just the way we've chosen to handle tech in my family.(less)
Pamela Paul I am constantly surprised by the answers! Nobody has confessed yet to New Adult, but the two time Man Booker Prize-winner, Hilary Mantel, is a big sel…moreI am constantly surprised by the answers! Nobody has confessed yet to New Adult, but the two time Man Booker Prize-winner, Hilary Mantel, is a big self-help reader. "I'm a self-help queen," she said, "dedicated to continuous improvement." I probably should have known better, but I was delighted by how literary Sting's tastes are and how all-around funny and likable Emma Thompson is. I was also heartened by how many writers have trouble with Joyce's "Ulysses."(less)
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“This is every reader's catch-22: the more you read, the more you realize you haven't read; the more you yearn to read more, the more you understand that you have, in fact, read nothing. There is no way to finish, and perhaps that shouldn't be the goal.”
Pamela Paul, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

“At this point, there is no human way that I could read even those books I've deliberately marked as absolute must-reads. [ . . . ] This is every reader's catch-22: the more you read, the more you realize you haven't read; the more you yearn to read more, the more you understand that you have, in fact, read nothing”
Pamela Paul, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues

“Like all collectors, I exist in a perpetual state of want that bears no reasonable relationship to the quantity of unread books mounting up on my shelves.”
Pamela Paul, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books, Plot Ensues




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