SELECTED WORKS

Books
Written in collaboration with Tom Little, head of Park Day School in Oakland, California, Loving Learning will be published in March 2015 by W.W. Norton.
Non-fiction
A “memoir and a manifesto” written with Todd Rose, the co-chair of the Harvard Graduate School Institute Connecting Mind, Brain and Education, who references his own experiences as a high school dropout to make the case for a much-needed learning revolution.
A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother’s journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child’s bewildering behavior.
"...Ellison's often humorous and always thorough approach...will amuse and intrigue smart mothers everywhere...."
-- Publishers Weekly
"A lively and outstanding book."
--Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs and Steel
"The research here is superb, the writing is gripping and graceful."
--The Washington Post

BUZZ: A Year of Paying Attention

A hilarious and heartrending account of one mother’s journey to understand and reconnect with her high-spirited preteen son—a true story sure to beguile parents grappling with a child’s bewildering behavior.