When Kelly at Big A little a linked to a review of what she described as a "new philosophy book for teens," my first thought was "Oops. Sophie's World." And, sure enough, the first sentence of Melissa Katsoulis's review of If Minds Had Toes by Lucy Eyre begins "It's ten years since Jostein Gaarder’s Sophie’s World became a vital tool in the parent’s fight against anti-intellectualism in their offspring..."
I thought Sophie's World would be a vital tool in the fight against my own anti-intellectualism. Unfortunately, I barely understood a word of it. All I can recall is a description of some philosopher going to a market, looking around, and saying something like, "So many lovely things I don't need."
And, yes, that does fit my own philosophy. But Sophie's World is a big book, and I was hoping to get a lot more than the verbalization of something I already knew.
Well, clearly I need If Minds Had Toes. I'll be looking for it.