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What to Expect When Your Wife Is Expanding: A Reassuring Month-by-Month Guide for the Father-to-Be, Whether He Wants Advice or Not Paperback – April 1, 2007
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Let's be clear: this isn't an instruction manual or anything to take too seriously. It is a very fun, month-by-month account of pregnancy.
For the people who gave it low ratings, maybe you were looking for too much out of it ... this book isn't going to stop your wife's morning sickness and it isn't going to teach you the secret to triple your income before the baby is born. However, it might lighten what can be a time of emotional highs and lows, filled with fear, ecstasy, anxiety and elation, often all at the same time.
Seriously, there are plenty of good books out there which give great suggestions for how to handle the upcoming changes in your lives. Check out "The Expectant Father" or books of that ilk ... but to loosen up a little bit and have fun while getting involved in the pregnancy, get this book. Just don't read any of it to your wife until you've finished it, or you won't see it until she's finished reading it herself.
My wife, however, thought it was funny. She has an amazing sense of humor, I guess. She gave it to our neighbors, who are also expecting their first child, and they loved it. Like they love Dave Barry and The Far Side books.
I guess what I'm saying is: if you want to laugh like you would watching Seinfeld, then sure. This is it. If you want to understand your wife better, or find out how to make her life easier during the time she carries and nurtures your child, then look somewhere else.
Instead of using real humor this book uses stereotypes and the notion that all males hate their significant others. This book relies on the typical misogyny that males in our society find amusing. We should be encouraging and supporting our significant others rather than mocking them. From a medical prospective I do not think males should mock or discourage healthy weight gain in pregnant females. Also, I no not agree with mocking, making fun of, or parodying other healthy symptoms of pregantcy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this for my husband as we embark on this pregnancy/parenting journey. He informed me that he found this book to be overall patronizing and with limited new information... Read morePublished 15 days ago by cajunhawk09
This book is just one big joke. I got it for my husband with our second child and the whole book is sarcastic and not full of much information. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Helen Vassallo
I consider myself a pretty funny guy and enjoy all types of humor. However, this is only somewhat informational and constantly uses sexist jokes. Read morePublished 26 days ago by Brent S
Way too sarcastic & not enough actual info to help a new father to be. & we love funny sarcastic things but we were hoping this would be helpful. But it's not
We donated it.
I bought this book thinking it would be of a serious nature. It felt like I was reading a book about jokes and how to not take becoming a father seriously. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Herc
This book was a waste of money and absolutely ridiculous! They try to make it "funny" for the man but they also tell them they don't need to go to any appointments with you... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Britney
I get this is supposed to be satire and funny, but it crossed the line of not being very fast. I was looking to learn some things while getting a laugh, I ended up doing nothing... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ShadyCrewin