Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

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"Personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life"--
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019
Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781501196867
1501196863
Branch Call Number: 839.738 B128B 2019
Characteristics: x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Menzies, Alice

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Apr 04, 2020

Love, love, love this author! He is so funny and so poignant. This book is written to his young son about what he (Blackman) has learned about life and parenting. It is a love story. A different kind of love story; the love between a parent and a child. I think this book speaks to parents of either gender with kids of either gender because of that. Highly enjoyable, laugh out loud funny, and a quick read.

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