Eden M. Kennedy

mission accomplished, pal

Eden M. Kennedy is the co-author (with Alice Bradley) of the book Let's Panic About Babies! (St. Martin's Press).

A former college-radio DJ, Mrs. Kennedy has driven cross-country six times in a 1973 Volkswagen Bug and enjoys standing on her head.

Currently she works a straight job and is just about finished writing her first novel.

You may be aware that The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D came out on DVD last Tuesday. Liz Penn sums it up nicely. (I love her line "There's a reason children aren't allowed to vote, drive or make movies with multimillion-dollar budgets."*) But don't try getting all intellectual on these two:

They watched -- by which I mean absorbed each pixel into the very fiber of their being -- all or part of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in our bed almost every night last week.

They were just fine with all the plot holes and the whiny lead character.

I think it will be a few years before the distinction between J. K. Rowling and Henry James sinks in.

*It was written by Robert Rodriguez and his wee son, Marcel.