Sesame Street book getting press

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Michael Davis’ new book, “Street Gang: The Complete History of Sesame Street,” is getting attention in the press. The New York Times published a review on Dec. 26 headlined, “Brought to you by the letter S,” by James Panero, managing editor of The New Criterion. He laments what he sees as Davis’ focus on trivia: “Do we really need to know that (Joan Ganz) Cooney served boeuf bourguignon, ‘a traditional French country recipe . . . on Page 315 of the first volume of “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” ‘ to Lloyd Morrisett at their 1966 dinner?” He calls the book, the 40-year-old program’s first complete overview, “a tireless if not altogether artful history of this unique place.”