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Susan Linn

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Susan Linn is Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Associate Director of the Media Center at Judge Baker Children’s Center in Boston. An award-winning producer and ventriloquist, she is internationally known for her pioneering work using puppets as therapeutic tools with children and is co-founder of the coalition Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. She lives in Brookline, Massachusetts, with her husband and daughter.

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Consuming Kids
Protecting Our Children from the Onslaught of Marketing & Advertising
Written by Susan Linn


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $16.00

The average American child sees about 40,000 television commercials every year. Companies target younger viewers all the time, selling everything from sugar cereals to minivans, and cross-promotional marketing influences everything from the food stocked in school vending machines to the characters who appear in children’s books. Kids are requesting specific brands... Read more >
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