Things My Son Needs to Know about the World
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunti ...more
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I knew I loved this author for a reason!
Fredrik Backman stole my heart with “A Man Called Ove” but he has been keeping it in safekeeping ever since.
This is Backman’s first non-fiction book, a series of essays about parenting that nearly anyone who has children, no matter what age they are now, or cared for them, can relate to. His musings are laugh out loud funny, chronicling the insanity an infant can s ...more
Fredrik Backman - throughout every single essay in “Things My Son Needs to Know About the World” I felt your immense love for your son (and of course your wife!). It bursts forth like the air escaping out of a balloon: whoosh!! It’s mad, crazy, fabulous love!
Reading this, I laughed hysterically at times, where I felt my whole body convulsing with laughter and then there were moments, where I felt my eyes fill and I felt tears at the back of my throat and I knew that yo ...more
Once again, Backman's writing is imbued with tremendous heart, e ...more
My mom use to tell me, “great things come in small packages”.
It’s true.....”Things My Son Needs To Know About The World”.....is a great small package.
It’s only around 200 pages. Some pages only have a few words.
A father loves his son. ....is the most important message in this great little package.
“Because we love you.
That’s all this is about. We want you to be better than us. Because if our kids don’t grow up to be better than us, then what ...more
When I read a book that shows some insight into the life of a favored author, I often find myself wanting a little more info ...more
Laughs....lots of laughs, words of wisdom....oh so true observations....and mishaps, can't forget the mishaps!
THINGS MY SON NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD brought back so many, now laughable, memories from when my son was a baby and toddler. Although times have greatly changed, some things just don't....like poop!
Backman begins with poop....lots of poop....all different kinds and colors of poop. When will it arrive, always at inopportune times, of course, (will never forget the explo...more
”Words matter. Be better.”
Fredrik Backman’s Things My Son Needs to Know about the World is in many ways similar to his other books, yet this book is quite different. Part memoir and part guide from a father to a son, this book is a wonderful collection of many of life's lessons.
It takes a short while for this book to get engaging and interesting, and then t ...more
This is, in part, a memoir of Backman’s own life, a reflection on love in the romantic sense, the marital sense, and the parent-child / father-son sense; a reflection on life, and all the small (and large) life lessons we need to learn along the path from infant to adulthood; and on religion in a somewhat broad and sweeping sense that allows for this being a choice one eventually makes, one way or the other. Overall, it is a life manual - love letter for and to his son, shari ...more
I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest revi ...more
I was thrilled to be able to get my hands on this book early. I put off reading this book for as long as I could because I knew it wouldn’t take me long to read it and I wanted to have it to look forward to. I will read anything Fredrik Backman writes. His writing is honest and vulnerable and you can just FEEL the emotions he was f ...more
I am one of Mr. Backman's biggest fans. Even those books of his that aren't my all-time favourites still hold a special place on my bookshelf and in my soul. So it's very difficult for me to say that I did not like this book very much.
I really adore the concept of this book: a collection of essays and other tidbits that Backman has written to his young son. Some of the anecdotes included within are certainly amusing. I really enjoyed the quick notes between the longer essays.
But I strugg ...more
The chapters are themed with the following topics:
-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 kno ...more
به نظرم خوبِ مایل به متوسط بود و به خاطر چند تا خندهی از ته دلی که باعثشون شد، سه ستاره بهش دادم.
شدیدا احساس میکنم کلی از شوخیها و طنزای ظریف کتاب، تو ترجمه شهید شدن. در کل از ترجمهش راضی نبودم. نمیدونم چرا ویراستاری نمیشن خیلی از ترجمهها. ...more
این کتاب داستان نیست، فقط یه سری نامه برای پسرش و چندتا دستورالعمل غذا اس :))
قطعا اگر بتونید زبان اصلی کتاب رو بخونید براتون خیلی خیلی جذاب تره چون همونطور که خود مترجم گفته به دلایل فرهنگی و ممیزی خیلی چیزها طور دیگه ای ترجمه یا حذف شدن.
Humorous essays written by the author to his baby son with advice for living in the world from the author's own unique perspective but is geared towards entertaining and commiserating with other often sleep-deprived parents. His thoughts reveal a great deal about who Backman is as a man, father, husband. I think it would be amusing to hear the author read these essays himself in an audio version.
I received an arc from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Many ...more
طنز کتاب واقعا خوبه و چندین بار بلند بلند داشتم میخندیدم. البته کتاب برای نسل جدیدی که نسبت به دنیا آپدیت هستن خیلی قابل فهم تره! ترجمه خانم تیمورازف هم واقعا خیلی خوب حق طنز رو ادا میکرد. ...more
Things My Son Needs to Know about the World by Fredrik Backman is a collection of witty essays about fatherhood.
As a parent, I appreciate “in the trenches” stories about parenthood. Being a parent isn’t like what’s portrayed on Facebook–kids smiling and well behaved, all pleases and thank yous and family vacations. Parenting is tough. It’s hard. It’s dirty, and it’s messy. And sometimes, as Fredrik Backman points out in his bo ...more
Чаках тази книга с нетърпение.
Защото откакто книгите му започнаха да излизат в България, не съм пропуснала нито една. И защото всичките - с изключение на "Човек на име Уве", която, признавам си, преди четири години реших да прочета доста след излизането й просто за да разбера за какво е цялата шумотевица - попадаха в ръцете ми в мига щом стигнеха до Враца.
Имах чувството, че този път ...more