The Kid in Purple Pants.

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I get a lot of requests to review and recommend books to the readers of this blog.The Kid in the Purple Pants by Pat J. Anderson.

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.

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2 Responses to “The Kid in Purple Pants.”


  1. Michelle Howell-Martin
    on Nov 22nd, 2012
    @ 5:41 am

    This sounds good–my school is 93% poverty. Thanks for the recommendation! Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. Patrick Anderson
    on Nov 24th, 2012
    @ 5:15 pm

    Mike,
    Thanks for the kind words about the book. It was great seeing you in Chicago.
    And you are so right…Oakland in the 90′s…what a time that was!

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