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Dude, You're Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months Paperback – April 18, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Adams Media (April 18, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1440505365
  • ISBN-13: 978-1440505362
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (254 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,009 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

John Pfeiffer is a married father of three. With a stepdaughter, a naturally conceived daughter, and a baby by way of a threesome (with an IVF specialist), Pfeiffer is especially qualified to take expectant dads all the way through pregnancy's home stretch. He lives with his wife and kids in Georgia.

More About the Author

John Pfeiffer lives with his family on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. Like any good coach, he's been through it. He's dealt with the morning sickness and doctor visits, painting the baby's nursery and packing the overnight bag, choosing a name, hospital, and the color of the car-seat cover. All the while he remained positive and responsive--there with a "You're beautiful" when necessary--but assertive during the decision-making process. When not writing he is installing tracking devices on his three beautiful daughters.

You can follow John at @johnpfeifferdad on Twitter.

His blog covering many topics thoughts can be found at:

www.dudeyoureadad.blogspot.com

Customer Reviews

Great read, very informative, funny and easy to understand.
Amazon Customer
The book has a few corny jokes here and there but it's actually pretty good and I think it will help him learn what his wife is going through with her pregnancy.
evie
Give me a random page number and I could give one or more example of this kind of crap.
Traveler

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

189 of 201 people found the following review helpful By William Reardon on May 27, 2013
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This book is awful. Seriously, save yourself the money. Instead, find a drunken frat buddy -- ideally one who is a failed comic. If they're childless, the advice will be on-par with this book. If they have a kid, then you actually might come out ahead. Either way, at least you'll be drunk.

This book makes every stupid cliche joke you can think of. Worst of all, it imparts little-to-no useful information.

Unsatisfied, I looked around for another book, and found "The Expectant Father: Facts, Tips, and Advice for Dads-to-Be." I'm about 1/3 of the way in, but I've already learned more than I did from the entirety of the "Dude!" book.

Seriously, I read the entire thing.

Learn from my pain.

Do not buy this book.
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125 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Jessica N. on July 17, 2012
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(Review from wife) This book had me laughing out loud at many points but after finishing the book I felt my husband would have a very cursory knowledge of what I was going through and what I would expect of him at the birth.

Summary: Wife will be "DEFCON 1 CRAZY", sex will not happen for over a year, you will never sleep, wife will spend all your money on "a whole new wardrobe". Basically, everything is not going to be fun but the reward is great.

A couple of times the author refuses to describe what an episiotomy *actually* is. Pg 93 "When you learn what that one is, you'll start to believe Eve did screw up and God did punish accordingly." and in the section Is It Sexy Time Yet? he says "Did she have to suffer through an episiotomy? (If you don't know what it is, dude. Pay more attention.)" However he NEVER tells the husband what it is! It's a very common procedure and requires special care, why wouldn't you just describe the procedure and how to care for your wife? I wanted this book to better educate my husband.

The book can be a liiiittle annoying at times, though I wasn't personally offended because my husband knows I won't blow $2000 on preggo clothes: Pg 38 "Now the bad news, she's going to need a whole new wardrobe," and it will cost "a mortgage payment." He does go on to mention you can try to borrow or buy used clothes, though.

His good advice moderately touches on: birth plans, doulas, c-sections, packing hospital bags. These all have a whole one or two pages of very basic information. The whole book reads like a pamphlet in the doctor's office.

Overall, if your husband/partner has agreed to read ONE pregnancy book, pass on this book and get The Expectant Father or Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads.
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80 of 91 people found the following review helpful By skotsmith on February 4, 2012
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My husband and I learned we are expecting our first and made the fun trip to the book store. I wanted something informative for myself, and I urged my husband to pick a book to read too. He wasn't going to get one, but at the last minute I picked up Dude You're Gonna Be a Dad...and he paged through it and was smurking instantly. I said, "Get it!" He had the entire thing read in a matter of a couple of days of reading before bed. It was so cute to see him go to bed early to read the book. He shared little snip-its with me and some facts that I didn't know. It is a great compromise of informative and humor. I think it is a great read for dads to be, especially those who aren't big readers. It gives good insight without be too wordy, and he has retained the info! He has referenced the book several times throughout my pregnancy.
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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Traveler on July 15, 2013
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A female friend gave this to me as a gift. Her husband had read it and they thought I might like or appreciate the book. If you want to offend a male friend, do like they did.

I'm a "dude" who grew up with two older sisters who practically raised me. Father was a social worker who cleaned the house and cooked better than my mother. (To give just two examples.) Did my friend actually think I'd appreciate a book written from (to borrow another reviewer's comment) a frat boy perspective?

No, I did not read the entire book. I'd have no hair left if I had because it would be all pulled out. Every single page I turned to was full of idiotic nonsensical attempts at bad humor combined with a tiny scrap of somewhat useful info. For example, on one page the author comments that guys are clueless about how to hold a baby because we, the testosterone bloated beasts that we are, don't know how to be gentle with our hands unless we're touching breasts. Give me a random page number and I could give one or more example of this kind of crap.

Do not get this book for a man unless he's clueless. If he doesn't know the difference between a tampon and a pad maybe he might get something from this so-called "educational" book. Otherwise, give him something written by an actual expert on pregnancy and how men experience this life changing event. This doofus who wrote it - he doesn't have a degree, he's not a counselor. He's just some guy who's had some kids and someone told him he was funny and he seems to believe it. Worse, he seems to think he speaks for all other men. He doesn't. He's an idiot writing for other idiots. Unless you're one of those guys, stay away.
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41 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Clayton Campbell on December 29, 2012
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The language and approach taken in this book assume that men are idiots and then proceeds to speak to them like they are bros at a frat party. Yes, I suppose the title should give that away, but this was even worse than expected.
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