If most of our conversations with adults are in some way about our children and the complexities of parenting, is it necessary that in the Day of the book Let’s continue expanding the bibliography on this topic? Wouldn’t we be better off with a good crime novel that would keep us distracted and tense for a while? But since this is a paternal column, I imagine that you are going along and as an annual tradition I bring you the typical recommendations of the readings that I have enjoyed or considered interesting in recent months.
Happy reading, happy Saint Jordi (and, if you can, make independent booksellers happy).
- WORLD’S WORST MOTHER –ANNA MANSO: With humor, rhythm and a lot of sincerity, the experienced screenwriter and novelist Anna Manso gives us her particular method of raising minors in charge without too much trauma or guilt for the children or for imperfect parents.
- BASILISCO – JON BILBAO: A novel built on various stories and narrative lines, which deals with various paternity stories in such a stark and passionate way that you will remember it for years to come. Of all the books I read last year, it was the one that struck me the most.
- PREMATUR – ÀLEX BOSCH: An extraordinary, sincere and necessary story by the journalist Àlex Bosch, who narrates with pulse and emotion the months of continuous anguish, darkness and hope that his whole family lived with his premature son, struggling between life and death. Editor @ s, translate it into Spanish!
- LAUGHS AT THE POINT OF SALT -RAQUEL SASTRE: The monologue Raquel Sastre applies her particular black humor to her experience as the mother of a daughter with autistic disorder to expose, with a lot of information, total transparency and without romanticizing the disability, the exhausting daily reality of a couple and a family, turned into perpetual caregivers … But without forgetting the great joys that their little girl gives them.
- EVERYTHING I LEARNED FROM MY CHILDREN AND THEY DID NOT TEACH ME IN BUSINESS SCHOOL -HELENA GUARDANS: An interesting combination of practical business and parenting tips that will help you be present and empowered at all times in your family and at work (and share responsibilities so that more people are empowered and trained).
- THE GREAT BOOK OF LUCIA, MY PEDIATRIC – LUCIA GALÁN: The title already spoils the content: this billet is an entertaining and comprehensive guide that clearly answers all the doubts we may have about raising our offspring, from birth to adolescence.
- BROTHERS – TANIA GARCÍA: Complete manual full of specific tools and practical cases analyzed, to educate your creatures, managing their jealousy and their fights so that they have a good relationship with each other at each stage of their growth.
- HARRY PATER AND THE PHILOSOPHER’S DIAPER– Martin Piñol: Yes, I happened to write this book, but I reread it again to prepare for my second child and, in all honesty, I found it very funny, practical, and concise.