Because I Said So!: The Truth Behind the Myths, Tales, and Warnings Every Generation Passes Down to Its Kids is now on store shelves and shipping from the finest of Internet retailers and so on and so forth.
First-week sales mean everything (well, an awful lot) in publishing nowadays, so if you’re thinking about reading the book, or making it a gift, why don’t you go ahead and order it right now. Highly recommended as a holiday gift idea for parents to chuckle over with their kids, kids to stick it to their parents, siblings to commiserate with one another, etc. Think of the warm/conflicted/painful childhood memories that will come rushing back as you peruse the truth behind classic mom-isms like “Put on a hat, you’ll catch cold!” and “Don’t swallow your gum!”
If you’re still on the fence, here’s the final video from “Because I Said So!” Labs, combining all three of the earlier vignettes.
And here’s more information on the book, complete with lengthy excerpts.