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eBook The Truth About Babies: From A-Z ePub

by Ian Sansom

  • ISBN: 1862075751
  • Category: Home Improvement and Design
  • Subcategory: Hobby
  • Author: Ian Sansom
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Granta UK (June 1, 2003)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1473 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1486 kb
  • Other: txt lit lrf mbr
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 932

Description

The Truth About Babies book. An amusing compendium of one man's thoughts on babies and fatherhood. Sansom is a British literary critic and he knows how to craft a sentence.

The Truth About Babies book. This wry, thoughtful, philosophical collection, which lingers over such topics as "anxiety," "cheeks," "fat," "meconium," and "regrets," is the perfect companion to the endless parade of parenting how-to books. Dec 03, 2008 Desiree rated it really liked it.

The Truth About Babies is a beautiful and welcome book that reveals just what your baby will do to yo. The Truth About Babies, from A-Z by Ian Sansom 256pp, Granta, £10. Becoming a parent is like trying to build a boat while you are at sea. Constantly wet or calling for wipes, you navigate the first treacherous year of your baby's life, trying to establish some kind of structure, only to have it smashed by wind or its stormier sister, colic. The journey is exhausting. You have no idea where you are going, and the only sure thing is that there is no turning back.

They enter our lives, and things are never the same again. In this book, Ian Sansom (father of three) writes about human beings in their first year of life, and the cataclysmic effect they have on those around them. While most books about babies are either manuals crammed with milestones and measurements or sentimental reflections on the nature of parenthood, "The Truth About Babies" is a book both honest and unique.

In this unusual book, Ian Sansom (father of three) conveys the oddness and beauty of human beings . Ian Sansom is very knowledgeable about literature, philosophy and pop culture. But a baby causes one to reconsider everything! It is not a guide book to child care, it is a collection of reflections.

In this unusual book, Ian Sansom (father of three) conveys the oddness and beauty of human beings in their first year of life, and the cataclysmic affect they have on those around them. I think Sansom is a fabulous writer and try to always have one of his books with me (his Mobile library series is so much fu. Great New Parent Reading. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 12 years ago. I read this book during the first month after my daughter was born.

As a busy parent of young children, I was sceptical that 'The Truth About Babies' would have anything to offer me that I hadn't already experienced or pondered

As a busy parent of young children, I was sceptical that 'The Truth About Babies' would have anything to offer me that I hadn't already experienced or pondered. The beauty of this A-Z montage is that you can dip in and out during those late night feeds as a reminder that you are still a functioning and relatively intelligent adult.

Ian Edward Sansom (born 3 December 1966 in Essex, England) is the author of the Mobile Library Mystery Series. As of 2016, he has written four books in a series that will comprise a projected forty-four novels. He studied at both Oxford and Cambridge, where he was a fellow of Emmanuel College

Items related to The Truth About Babies: From A-. He lives in Northern Ireland with his wife and three children.

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The truth about babies. from A-Z. by Ian Sansom. Published 2002 by Granta Books in London. In library, Anecdotes, Fathers, Fatherhood, Protected DAISY, Infants.

His unique skill lies in his ability to weave his own narrative with other texts, whether that is Baudelaire, 'On the Essence of Laughter' in The Truth About Babies: From A-Z (2002) or 'picture books and easy readers' in Mr. Dixon Disappears (2006).

In this unusual book, Ian Sansom conveys the oddness and beauty of human beings in their first year of life, and the cataclysmic affect they have on those around them. At a time when most books on babies are manuals crammed with milestones and measurements, The Truth About Babies is different. It is written as a series of meditations on every aspect of babies, from bathing, boredom, breastfeeding, and buggies to weaning, weight, words, and work. Sansom manages to be both playful and profound, both philosophical and earthy, and frequently very funny.

Comments

Zugar Zugar
Very British - lots of references that most Americans will find puzzling (and in fairness, it wasn't written for export). But the observations about being a new parent are wonderful. As always with Ian Sansom's books, the writing is superb. Some funny funny stuff.
Stick Stick
Ian Sansom is very knowledgeable about literature, philosophy and pop culture. But a baby causes one to reconsider everything! It is not a guide book to child care, it is a collection of reflections. I think Sansom is a fabulous writer and try to always have one of his books with me (his Mobile library series is so much fun.)
MOQ MOQ
I read this book during the first month after my daughter was born. It was massively comforting and the sections are wonderfully short. Just enough to read in the ten minutes between crying and sleeping. It is a reasurring and gently literate book that welcomed me into parenthood with the idea, to paraphrase, that you wonder how you're going to do it, and then you realize a month later that you are doing it. Fantastic.
Sataxe Sataxe
You read the NYRB and go to small movies and you think "Ah, Granta, this is the baby book for me." Only it isn't quite.
It's still pretty good though.