New York Times bestselling author and all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings delivers a characteristically engaging and surprisingly useful new book, revealing the truth behind all the terrible things our parents used to warn us about.
Mother and father didn’t always
know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to
the television (you’ll go blind!), or swallow your gum (it stays in your
stomach for seven years!), or crack your knuckles (arthritis!) are
called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings
separates myth from fact to humorously debunk a wide variety of parental
edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to
strangers, you’ll get worms from cookie dough, and so on.
Combining the Q&A tradition of Why Do Men Have Nipples? and the anti-helicopter parenting philosophy of The Dangerous Book for Boys,
Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amuck, armed
with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the
occasional experiment on himself (or his kids). Whether you’re a parent
who wants to know what you can stop worrying about or a kid (of any age)
looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the audiobook you’ve been waiting
for. Download and start listening now!