“We worked extensively with Amy’s publisher, as we always do with book excerpts, and they signed off on the chosen extract in advance. Since the publication of the extract in The Wall Street Journal, an extraordinary global conversation has begun about the book and its observations on contemporary parenting and the potential of children.”

Ryan Chittum is a former Wall Street Journal reporter, and deputy editor of The Audit, CJR's business section. If you see notable business journalism, give him a heads-up at rc2538@columbia.edu.