Long time tbogg readers may remember my Pulitzer Prize winning weekly series called America’s Worst Motherâ„¢ ( samples of which can be found here, here, here, and maybe here) based upon the whimsical antics of the Gurdon family: Mummy Meghan, Daddy MostlyMissing, their daughters, Carapace, Fennel, Hesperidium, and son Megalon. Every week Meghan would delight us with her reports on the misadventures of the Gurdon clan as they maneuvered their way through another madcap day while we wondered in this was going to be the week when Meaghan finally set one of the kids on fire or, thinking she was signing Megalon up for tennis camp, instead mistakenly sold him to John Roberts wife; each column delivered in a twee Neo-Dickensian style of writing. Sadly, after giving birth to yet another little Gurdling, Baby Micturitia, Meghan called it quits and I was forced to start posting pictures of bassets on my blog in order to make a living. I mean, besides a male prostitute. That goes without saying…
Anyway, thanks to David in NYC, we see that Mummy’s Got A New Gig:
Rowling Pulls It Off
The Harry Potter finale is magical, even for Muggles.
BY MEGHAN COX GURDON
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT
Mrs. Gurdon reviews children’s books for The Wall Street Journal.
Yes, the WSJ found a need for a children’s book reviewer. And I’m sure that every bond trader in New York picks up the Journal each morning wondering if Meghan Gurdon has taken the time to review A Potty for Me!: A Lift-the-Flap Instruction Manual or My First Jumbo Book of Letters because everyone knows that the Wall Street Journal is where America turns for business financial news, personal finance, and simple colorful instructions on where to poop… besides in your pants.