Sara’s Pick: Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman
This is a hysterical look at parenting from the author of A Man Called Ove. Writing with the same bemused look at life as Dave Barry, Backman discusses the first few years of his son’s life adventures with his bumbling efforts as a new parent. From flailing around as he changed a diaper in a dark bathroom to explaining about starting a band and why, Backman writes with tenderness and humor about being a new parent. He writes poignantly about why his son needs to love soccer and with wicked glee about switching babies (yes, he’s THAT dad). From what happened to the plastic giraffe to visiting IKEA, Backman shares the pitfalls (and imagines those to come) as he, more or less, soldiers on enthusiastically into parenting.