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

Backman, Fredrik, 1981- (author.). Menzies, Alice, (translator.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 306.8742 B126t 2019 (Text) 33126024563474 New Adult Nonfiction Trace -
Erlanger Branch 306.8742 B126t 2019 (Text) 33126024563490 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 08/05/2019
Wm. E. Durr Branch 306.8742 B126t 2019 (Text) 33126024563482 New Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501196867
  • ISBN: 1501196863
  • Physical Description: x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First Atria books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Atria reprint fiction hardcover."
"Originally published in Sweden in 2012 as Saker min son behöver veta om världen."
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
To my son -- What you need to know about motion-sensitive toilet 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 masculinity -- 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 is annoyed at 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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: Backman, Fredrik, 1981-
Backman, Fredrik, 1981- > Anecdotes.
Fathers and sons.
Fatherhood > Sweden > Anecdotes.
Authors, Swedish > 21st century > Biography.

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