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Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Scribner
Publication date October 8, 2013
Pages 254
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476706962
ISBN-10 1476706964
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.53 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).

Is any of it true? If so, how true? Ken Jennings wants to find out if parents always know best. Yes, all those years you were told not to sit too close to the television or swallow your gum or crack your knuckles are called into question by our country’s leading trivia guru. Jennings separates myth from fact to debunk a wide variety of parental edicts: no swimming after meals, sit up straight, don’t talk to strangers, and so on.

Armed with medical case histories, scientific findings, and even the occasional experiment on himself (or his kids), Jennings exposes countless examples of parental wisdom run amok. Whether you’re a parent plagued by needless concern or a kid (of any age) looking to say, “I told you so,” this is the anti– helicopter parenting book you’ve been waiting for.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781451656251
 
from Scribner (December 4, 2012)
9781451656251 | details & prices | 237 pages | 5.50 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 0.74 lbs | List price $19.99
About: New York Times bestselling author and all-time Jeopardy!
Paperback
Book cover for 9781476706962
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Scribner (October 8, 2013)
9781476706962 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.53 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
About: Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).
Library
Book cover for 9781611736236
 
Large print edition from Center Point Pub (January 1, 2013); titled "Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids"
9781611736236 | details & prices | 359 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.16 lbs | List price $33.95
About: Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781476706962
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Scribner (October 8, 2013); titled "Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids"
9781476706962 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.53 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
About: Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781452659749
 
Mp3 una edition from Tantor Media Inc (December 4, 2012)
9781452659749 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $24.99
About: Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best.
Paperback
Book cover for 9781476706962
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Reprint edition from Scribner (October 8, 2013); titled "Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids"
9781476706962 | details & prices | 254 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.53 lbs | List price $15.00
This edition also contains Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, & Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids, Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids
About: Author of Planet Funny Ken Jennings “reveals the truth behind all those things you tell your children” (Parade) in this entertaining and useful New York Times bestseller “armed with case histories, scientific finds, and experiments on himself and his own children” (Los Angeles Times).
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781452609744
 
Unabridged edition from Tantor Media Inc (December 4, 2012)
9781452609744 | details & prices | 6.25 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $34.99
About: Ken Jennings is here to tell us that mother and father didn't always know best.

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