Father Knows Less
One Dad's Quest to Answer His Son's Most Baffling Questions
ISBN 9780399534584 | 320 pages | 27 May 2008 | Perigee | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book.“[A] small gem of a book...perfect for anyone— young or old—who has ever wondered about such things as ‘Is a rainbow hot or cold?’”
Wendell Jamieson’s son, Dean, has always had a penchant for asking odd questions. “Dad, what would hurt more—getting run over by a car, or getting stung by a jellyfish?” “Dad, why do policemen like donuts?” “Dad, does Mona Lisa wear shoes?” Because Dad is a newspaperman and city editor for The New York Times, he decided to seek out the real answers to Dean’s questions from top experts—movie directors and ship captains, brain surgeons and stabbing victims, a Buddhist monk and a bra fitter, and even Yoko Ono. Their father-son journey for answers to the tough—and weird—questions of life is a sometimes surprising, often hilarious, and always fascinating celebration of the value and beauty of childlike curiosity.
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“[A] compendium of hilariously insightful questions from kids...with often insightfully hilarious answers from adults.”
”Father Knows Less will surprise, amuse, and humble, reminding us how little we learn when we stop asking ‘Why?’”
—New York Times
“Priceless...forget the kids, these are just things I wanted to know.”
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