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Fredrik Backman

Things My Son Needs to Know About The World
  • Things My Son Needs to Know About The World

  • 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.

    'You can be whatever you want to be, but that's nowhere near as important as knowing that you can be exactly who you are'

    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.

    This is an irresistible and insightful collection from one of the world's most beautiful storytellers - the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown.

    Praise for Fredrick Backman:

    'A mature, compassionate novel' Sunday Times

    'Will, funny, and almost unbearably moving' Daily Mail

    'You'll love this engrossing novel' People

    'Backman is a masterful writer' Kirkus Review

Fredrik Backman is the number one New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove - now in development as a major motion picture starring Tom Hanks. His subsequent fiction includes My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologises, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown and Us Against You. Beartown is being adapted for HBO by the team behind The Bridge. He is also the author of two novellas: And Every Morning The Way Home Gets Longer and The Deal of a Lifetime. Fredrik Backman's books are published in more than forty countries and have sold over 10 million copies. He lives in Stockholm, Sweden, with his wife and two children.