Things My Son Needs to Know About the World by Fredrik Backman

I’ve fallen in love with Fredrik Backman’s writing the same way he states in this book he wants his son to fall in love with words. “Like whirlwinds in your head. Like a punch to the gut.”

Backman connects so naturally and easily with his readers, and once again, I laughed and cried my way through this book. This is his collection of short and sweet essays to his son on topics like love, about how we protect the weakest among us, about mastering the art of the “pre-eating” hot dog and about the value of family. This book is the very best combination of hilarious and poignant.

Contributed by Rachael Johnson at Valley Bookseller; Look for similar titles at Lake Country Booksellers in White Bear Lake.