Ellen Currey-Wilson

Ellen Currey-Wilson is the author of The Big Turnoff: Confessions of a TV-Addicted Mom Trying to Raise a TV-Free Kid (Algonquin). In her revealing and entertaining take on parenting, Currey-Wilson recounts her increasingly outlandish behavior and intermittent fits of insecurity that find her worrying about whether her son will fit in without watching Pokémon. But something remarkable happens as television assumes a backseat to real life: Currey-Wilson’s relationships with her laid-back husband, new-age sister, eccentric mother and remarkably self-possessed son begin to deepen and grow. In an age when it’s easier to flip on the TV than to interact with the people around us, The Big Turnoff shows what can happen when one mother decides to buck the trend.

Articles by Ellen Currey-Wilson