Saker min son behöver veta om världen Things My Son Needs to Know About the World
To my son. I ask your forgiveness already now. For everything I’m going to do wrong. For everything I’m not going to get. For the minibus. For the shorts. For the “Beer built this beautiful body” T-shirt. For trying to high-five your friends. This book is for you. A book about the things I think you need to know about the world. About soccer, IKEA, being a man, God, and deep-fried Snickers ice cream. About missing car keys and why daddy had to kill the singing plastic giraffe.
Most of all it is a book about trying to be a good parent. Because I want you to know that I really did the best I could.
No one googled more than I.
Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is a father’s floundering attempt to explain the world to a two-year-old. Fredrik Backman humorously strips away all the anxieties and shortcomings of the 21st century parent in this charming book full of honest fears and unconditional declarations of love that go straight to the heart.
“He writes about football, God, the baggage claim at the airport, and other things that need a real walk-through. At times insightful, an unexpectedly humble and breathlessly funny book with spot-on reflections of family situations at IKEA, the changing table and other places. I laugh out loud at this laddish declaration of love that encourages play, the pursuit of one’s passion, finding love, being kind when you can, and tough when you must. /…/ Wonderful!”
“It’s in the depictions of upbringing, social heritage and spending time together with loved ones that Fredrik Backman’s prose turns clear and soulful.”
“The prose is driven, catchy and flows easily. One can tell that Fredrik Backman is an experienced writer and I laugh out loud multiple times during the reading.”
“What a book! /…/ Once again I’m totally in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing. He employs words in such a wonderful way that makes me never want to stop reading.”
“The book contains everything I love about Fredrik Backman’s authorship. [Things My Son Needs to Know About the World] has humor, warmth and is full of hilarious and silly nonsense. It’s a complete bullseye.”
“[Things My Son Needs to Know About the World] is a truly fantastic book! Several times I laughed out loud while reading it. And many times I found myself with tears in my eyes and warmth in my heart. ”
“Excellent and touching, but most of all full of funny and silly comments and observations. /…/ Fredrik Backman has once again written something absolutely wonderful and remarkable.”
“I have said it before, and I’ll say it again: I don’t know anyone who writes as beautifully and lucidly about love as Fredrik Backman. He writes so that I can understand what he means – what he feels. That’s an accomplishment.”
“A letter in book format, executed with humor and a nostalgic insight. /…/ The perfect gift for all new parents, not only fathers – because even if Backman loves to do his ‘Dad was right, Mom wasn’t’-dance in front of strangers, it’s the mothers who will be amused by his efforts most of all.”
“Delightful, thoughtful essays on fatherhood. /…/ Moving. /…/ Parents, especially fathers, will appreciate Backman’s witty and touching lessons.”
“Backman’s wit and candor shine as he turns mundane errands, such as couch shopping, into tender musings chased by sharp humor.”
“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.”
- Fredrik Backman
- Reading material
- Rights sold
Canada, Simon & Schuster
China, Guomai (Simplified Chinese)
Lithuania, Alma littera
Norway, Cappelen Damm
Spain, Harper Collins Espanol
Taiwan, Ten Points
UK, Michael Joseph