Father Knows Less or: ''Can I Cook My Sister?'': One Dad's Quest to Answer His Son's Most Baffling Questions
A New York Times editor sets out to answer the peculiarly marvelous questions of his precocious young son. Blending a charming father-son journey with the surprising, sometimes hilarious questions and answers it spawned, Father Knows Less offers a heartwarming exploration of that childlike curiosity that lives within us all.
Buku ini adalah semacam 'panduan' bagi pasangan muda untuk mendidik anaknya dalam meniti kehidupannya. Entah atas dasar apa saya bisa sampai membelinya, samapi sekarang buku ini masih menjadi kitab acuan saya untuk m ...more
Jamieson’s first book, Father Knows Less, takes questions from his son Dean (and many other curious kids) seriously by providing real answers from notable experts to kids’ craziest questions. The results are interesting, often fun ...more
It was interesting, and I especially liked the stories he told about his family. His father and mot ...more
Jamieson, city editor for the New York Times, whose seven-year-old son, Dean, has been in full-bore question mode for the past few years, decided that the best strategy for giving Dean the answers was also to give himself a challenge. He would get each answer from a real person who knows it by heart, whose very livelihood depends on the knowledge that Jamieson would present without sugarcoating or simplification. The result is a compendium of hilariously insightful questions from kids (age seven ...more
A book like this runs the risk of preciousness (awwww, look at those cute things kids ask) ...more
Why is it loud when you drive along a highway?
Why don't people make mummies anymore?
Why is Sue (the T-Rex @ The Field Museum) called Sue?
The author kept track of all the good que ...more
The book was absolutely fascinating, and I learned so much from reading it. There were things I thought I knew, and my answers w ...more
In gets a little flat at the end, and the author does tend to obsess about 9/11 (admittedly, he and his son watched it happen outside their window), but you can skim t ...more
I liked his writing style immensely, and enjoyed the blurbs between answers.
I enjoyed his serious approach to answering children's questions and the fact that he really did find out why it's not cool to cook one's sister.
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