Lee (a college senior in Israel) saw it first, and posted it on his Facebook page: a fantastic review, by Terry Hong, in the Christian Science Monitor
which begins: “You just know that a book’s going to be good if you’ve already guffawed and the type has started to blur (even though you’re trying not to get overly emotional) when you’ve barely even finished the introduction. Welcome to two-time National Book Award finalist Melissa Fay Greene’s latest title, No Biking in the House Without a Helmet.”
It goes on in wonderfully generous praise, and then this sentence appears:
“Third child Lee, by the way, is quite possibly the story’s star.”
Well! Lee texted me this sentence from Israel; his message was the first thing I saw in the morning.
“Wow,” I texted back, and he replied: “This newfound celebrity has possibly already gone to my head.”
Naturally Lee posted the CSM review on his Facebook page, and I must share some of those FB comments with you all:
Lee’s friend Frank Lee: “Consider yourself on the same level as that Harry Potter dude.”
Lee’s friend Jacob Karas: “I taught Daniel to ride a bike. Do I get any credit in this?”
Molly: “Yosef, we should plan an uprising.”
Lee: “Me, my fans, and my paparazzi will demolish any such uprising.
Lee’s friend Shelby: “I saw this in PEOPLE Magazine! It’s been a long time but it sounds like you all are doing well!”
Lee: “Yeah, things are good, except two of my siblings are apparently planning a coup.”
Lee’s friend Sam Schiff: “I’m glad I chose the right Samuel to be friends with. I was worried I’d made a mistake for a while there.”
Yosef: “Think again Sam.”