I get a lot of requests to review and recommend books to the readers of this blog.
Normally, I pass.
Mainly, because I would hate to endorse something I haven’t read or don’t believe in.
This is not the case with "The Kid in Purple Pants".
I’ve read it.
I laughed. I cried.
I didn’t really cry because I’m a soulless school administrator, but it was quite good.
Good enough I purchased two copies with my own hard earned money.
As an added bonus, I used to teach with the author, Mr. Pat J. Anderson (soon to be Dr. Anderson… which is HILARIOUS to me), about a million years ago in a life far far away.
We’ve gone on to bigger and better things, but like many educators we both remember our first jobs in education quite fondly.
Oakland, Illinois in the mid 90′s. It was a crazy time.
For the record, he didn’t ask me to write a blog about the book.
Which is why I did.
Check him and his book out on Facebook.