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

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Penguin, Sep 6, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 320 pages
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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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User Review  - SelimaCat - LibraryThing

"Why is the sky blue?" "Were Tyrannasaurus Rexes mean?" Kids ask a lot of questions. This book sets out to answer them. Divided into chapters by roughly by subject matter, this book covers questions ... Read full review

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The book came very quickly and was exactly what I was expecting. It is sure to be a christmas gift hit. Read full review

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Epilogue
NOTES ON SOURCES
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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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