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  • Published: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405938327
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.00

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World




Things My Sons Needs To Know About The World is a moving collection of stories about one of life's most daunting experiences; parenthood.

In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share his own experience of fatherhood and how he navigates this glorious, 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 cultivate friendships, support a team that loses and tries to explain why, sometimes, dad might hold his hand just a little bit too tightly.

This is an irresistible and insightful collection of essays from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers.

  • Pub date: 18 June 2019
  • ISBN: 9781405938327
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $24.00

About the Author

Fredrik Backman

Fredrik Backman is a Swedish blogger, columnist and author. He is the Number One New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove, and top ten bestsellers My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises and Britt-Marie Was Here, as well as a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than thirty-five countries and he has sold over seven million copies. The Scandal - published as Beartown in the US - is being adapted for TV by the team behind The Bridge. Fredrik lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.

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