Tara at Aetiology has a review of Danica McKellar’s new book Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind Or Breaking A Nail. She also snagged an interview with McKellar which you can find here. She asks McKellar about her motivations for writing the book and also why she choose to weave examples around stereotypical “girly” things like fashion, shopping, and makeup, among other questions.
McKellar, for those of you who don’t know or remember, starred as Winnie in the television series The Wonder Years. Afterwards she went on to earn a math degree summa cum laude from UCLA. She also has a published proof. (Thanks to Tara for that link.)