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Kyle Smith (Twitter: @rkylesmith) is critic-at-large for National Review, theater critic for The New Criterion and the author of the novels Love Monkey and A Christmas Caroline. Type a title in the box above to locate a review.

Buy Love Monkey for $4! "Hilarious"--Maslin, NY Times. "Exceedingly readable and wickedly funny romantic comedy"--S.F. Chronicle. "Loud and brash, a helluva lot of fun"--Entertainment Weekly. "Engaging romp, laugh-out-loud funny"-CNN. "Shrewd, self-deprecating, oh-so-witty. Smith's ruthless humor knows no bounds"--NPR

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    Busy Day

    By Kyle | December 24, 2011

    My wife Sara Austin gave birth to our second daughter today. Felicity Larkin Smith weighed in at 7 pounds 11 ounces and has a shock of dark hair. Within hours, she had calmed down and wore an expression that said, “I’m not convinced, but feel free to try.”
    Happy Christmas!

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    13 Responses to “Busy Day”

    1. kishke Says:
      December 25th, 2011 at 2:46 am

      Very cute. She looks alert for a newborn.

    2. E Sparks Says:
      December 25th, 2011 at 12:50 pm


    3. Andy Says:
      December 25th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

      I too am a Christmas Eve baby…we’re the gift that keeps on giving.

      Congratulations, and Merry Christmas.

    4. Jana Says:
      December 25th, 2011 at 9:40 pm


    5. Christopher Says:
      December 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      Wow! Congrats!

      And you’re lucky she was born on Christmas Eve. As I learned from _Curse of the Werewolf_ starring Oliver Reed, if a child is born on Christmas, God gets annoyed and might turn him or her into a werewolf. So, at least that’s not a concern here.

    6. KS Says:
      December 26th, 2011 at 10:27 am

      Congratulations! The hospitals out here put the newborns in Christmas stockings.

    7. K Says:
      December 26th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

      Congrats Kyle.

      I do all the woik…and the fadders get all the credit!

      Stork from Clampett’s “Baby Bottleneck”

    8. Don Reed Says:
      December 26th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Another reason to be happy!

      Congrats, Kyle & Sara. Now, which new book will pay for what?

      “Hm. Ten bad movies to review, that talkes care of the pampers for a while…”

    9. Hugh Says:
      December 26th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

      We just had our second girl on the 21st – congrats. Hopefully you can still find time to write!

    10. Yankeefan Says:
      December 26th, 2011 at 7:17 pm


    11. Obama bin Biden Says:
      December 28th, 2011 at 2:24 pm

      Congrats to you and the Mrs.

      Very Cute.


    12. Brian Moore Says:
      December 29th, 2011 at 11:38 am

      Adorable! Congrats!

    13. Rebecca B Says:
      December 30th, 2011 at 10:31 am

      what a pretty little girl!! Congratulations and Happy New Year!