Commentator Catherine Newman Tries to Bah-Humbug, But Can’t Resist the Trappings of the Season

 

At commentator Catherine Newman’s house, holiday traditions seem to proliferate like rabbits, or maybe mold. And there’s another catch. Newman is a writer in Amherst, MA, and author of the book Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing A Family.