Father Knows Less: One Dad's Quest to Answer His Son's Most Baffling Questions

Father Knows Less: One Dad's Quest to Answer His Son's Most Baffling Questions

by Wendell Jamieson
     
 

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Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book.

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

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Kids ask the darndest questions—and the answers make for a “funny and fascinating”(Publishers Weekly) book.

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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Editorial Reviews

New York Times
Father Knows Less will surprise, amuse, and humble, reminding us how little we learn when we stop asking ‘Why?'
Washington Post
Priceless...forget the kids, these are just things I wanted to know.
Booklist
[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?'

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101221235
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/06/2007
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
395 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Wendell Jamieson, city editor for The New York Times, has been a newspaperman for twenty years. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Helene Stapinski, and their two children, three-year-old Paulina and seven-year-old Dean—who figures prominently in Father Knows Less.

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