Things My Son Needs to Know About The World
From the 13 million copy internationally bestselling author of A Man Called Ove. Things My Son Needs To Know About The World is a tender and funny series of letters from a new father to his son about one of life's most daunting experiences: parenthood.
In between the sleep-obsessed lows and oxytocin-fuelled highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates such unchartered territory. Part memoir, part manual, part love letter to his son, this book relays the big and the small lessons in life. As he watches his son take his first steps into the world, he teaches him how to navigate both love—and IKEA—and tries to explain why, sometimes, his dad might hold his hand just a little bit too tightly.