Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Danica McKellar "Math Doesn't Suck"


In between her roles as Winnie Cooper on "The Wonder Years" and Elsie Snuffin on "The West Wing," Danica McKellar stopped acting long enough to go to college and get a degree in mathematics. Now she's written a book called "Math Doesn't Suck," targeted at middle-school girls who probably feel the same way about the subject as she did in 7th grade.

As the father of a 13-year-old girl in a world where Paris and Britney and Lindsay get so much attention, I like Danica's message that cute and smart is better than cute and dumb -- a role model who says you can have a beautiful mind and body.

I talked to Danica about her book on my KMOX show this afternoon. And yes, I asked her if anyone ever suggested a "Wonder Years" reunion show. Listen.