Isabel Kallman and I probably have about one thought in common. At first blush, I probably would've thought a six-page profile in New York Magazine about me, my media empire, and my vast tracts of parenting expertise was a good idea, too.
Well, there but for the grace of a clueless publicist--and any interest from the magazine in my site--go I. Kallman got her profile, alright, and she was in full sell mode. Lots of mentions of Alpha Mom TV, her video-on-demand programming series for the oh-so-desirable "snowbound, one-car, stay-at-home midwestern mom" demographic, which has been starved for parenting advice from an Upper East Side ex-I-banker married to a record company CEO.
She should've known there was a takedown-a-coming. And it's a doozy, all the more so because of the righteous outrage the article engenders, the apparent obliviousness of its subject, and the unspoken reality that the magazine's own supposed core demographic--striving, upscale New Yorkers--is being implicated. Enjoy.