Magda begins the article:
“I feel strongly ambivalent about calling attention to a book that I consider harmful. In our society, a negative response attracts more attention and, therefore, may sell a product better than a positive one. Yet, since several mothers have asked for my opinion on a book with the catchy title “Toilet Training in Less Than a Day” (Simon Schuster, 1974, N.Y.) I will share my concerns with you.
On the back book cover a photograph shows the smiling authors, Nathan H. Arrin and Richard M. Fox, squatting, with a child and a musical potty chair between them. The front cover of the book says, “The breakthrough book that describes a professional-tested new method of…
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