- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 5 hours and 2 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
- Audible.com Release Date: December 4, 2012
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A7GZFLQ
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Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids Audible – Unabridged
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I'm reading this book I'm remembering all the myths and misinformation I was told as a child, and now I find myself still telling MY kids. The author covers the myths, and explains them with some fact finding measures, and rates how true or false they are. You'll have some laughs and at least in my case, take a fun trip down memory lane and recall on how funny it must of been believing some of this schoolyard folklore.
And will I still be telling my kids some of these myths after the explanations? Absolutely! :)
The book is separated into several sections as you can see from the book preview. It covers a great deal of territory: everything from health related adages to sayings that have to do with the seasons, eating, school related things, grooming, warnings...if you've heard it, it's probably in this book. ;-)
I swear I heard almost every single saying growing up and have said more than a few to my own kids, LOL. There were some definite "aha!" moments as I realized that some of the things I thought I knew, I didn't really and vise versa.
My teen son also read this book and LOVED it. He kept coming over to share new things he learned. One word of warning to parents though, there are a few concepts you might not want your younger children reading about like the section entitled, "If you keep touching it, you'll get hairy palms and go blind!" Nothing like having your teen strike up a conversation about THAT.Read more ›
After a read through, it is obvious the author put a lot of time and effort into compiling a wide variety of studies and used quality sources. He has done a great job in arriving at clear cut answers whenever possible, and explaining where things are still murky or unknown. I laughed- and groaned happily- through the jokes. The selection of these generational tales and the author's entertaining voice really make this a unique book in the 'mythbusting' genre.
Highly recommended for yourself- and as a reasonably priced gift for that person in your life who is otherwise hard to shop for. I think just about anyone who sits down to read this book will find the time well spent.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A few surprises here. Spoiler alert - It's okay to tell your kids to talk to strangers.
Ken has a great writing style, and I found this book quite informative.
Inspired many "lively" discussions with both of my parents! <grin>Published 12 months ago by Librarian
Funny. Interesting. Conversation starter. I loved it beginning to end.Published 13 months ago by Kendra Hall