Things my son needs to know about the world / Fredrik Backman ; translated by Alice Menzies.

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    • Publication Information:
      First Atria books hardcover edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the 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"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Content Notes:
      To my son -- What you need to know about motion-sensitive bathroom lights -- What you need to know about Ikea -- What you need to know about soccer -- What you need to know about stuff -- What you need to know about being a man -- What you need to know about god and airports -- What you need to know about what happened to the singing plastic giraffe -- What you need to know about why that Felicia girl's mother hates me -- What you need to know about good and evil -- What you need to know about starting a band -- What you need to know about love -- What you need to know about when I hold your hand a little too tight.
    • Notes:
      "Atria reprint fiction hardcover."
      "Originally published in Sweden in 2012 as Saker min son behöver veta om världen."
      Includes bibliographical references and index.
      Translated from the Swedish.
    • Other Titles:
      Saker min son behöver veta om världen. English
    • ISBN:
      9781501196867
      1501196863
    • Accession Number:
      2018054900
    • Accession Number:
      on1063748630
      1063748630
    • Accession Number:
      fay.653218
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      BACKMAN, F.; MENZIES, A. Things my son needs to know about the world. [s.l.] : Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 15 nov. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Backman F, Menzies A. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218. Accessed November 15, 2019.
    • APA:
      Backman, F., & Menzies, A. (2019). Things my son needs to know about the world. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Alice Menzies. 2019. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218.
    • Harvard:
      Backman, F. and Menzies, A. (2019) Things my son needs to know about the world. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218 (Accessed: 15 November 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Backman, F & Menzies, A 2019, Things my son needs to know about the world, Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., viewed 15 November 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Alice Menzies. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Backman, Fredrik, and Alice Menzies. Things My Son Needs to Know about the World. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Backman F, Menzies A. Things my son needs to know about the world [Internet]. Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.; 2019 [cited 2019 Nov 15]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.653218

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2

Any parent-to-be can get overwhelmed trying to prepare for the most daunting job in the world. Books are read, classes are taken, and every question is googled. But when the big day finally arrives and the baby is born, the real challenge begins. Having kids can feel like "trying to drive a bulldozer through a china shop. With broken legs. Wearing a back-to-front ski mask. While drunk." The Swedish author of several internationally bestselling novels, Backman (Us against You, 2018) shares this sentiment and more in this book dedicated to his newborn son. In essays and anecdotes, he examines everything including shopping at IKEA, playing soccer, starting a band, navigating manhood, getting shot, falling in love, and learning to let go. Each chapter is filled with Backman's dry wit and brutal honesty, but behind all of the humor is real, heartfelt sentiment and poignant advice. This will make readers laugh out loud, but new fathers discovering the ups and downs of parenting will especially relate to this hilarious account of fatherhood. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.