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Product Details

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451232070
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451232076
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #548,296 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...A raw, often unsettling and always entertaining look at pregnancy and childbirth. Strasser flaunts her ability to worry about anything, her many documented imperfections and brings it all down to some seriously funny prose."
-Rick Kleffel, NPR

"If you read this book you will laugh until you're sick, I swear, but it's also very insightful."
-Dr. Phil

"Teresa Strasser cuts right through the mucus plug with Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me. With such chapter titles as 'Sitting Stretch Mark Shiva' and 'I'll Miss You, Toxins,' Strasser's funnier than your funniest friend and her neuroses are more acute than Joan Rivers' Having a Baby Can Be a Scream."
-LA Weekly

"I laughed my ass off - which is great, because now I don't have stretch marks anymore."
-New York Times-bestselling author Jenny McCarthy

"Exploiting her baby, perhaps, but most certainly rewarding her readers, Teresa Strasser trudges, nay, romps with us down the road from the anxiety of no baby to guilt of not deserving a precious child. All the while she reminds us that the echoes of our families of origin, although carried along with us like so much muck in a river-bed, need not choke our ability to flourish and find joy as parents."
-Dr. Drew Pinsky

"Hilarious first time memoir about motherhood."
-Life & Style

"Teresa's pain is your gain. The toll pregnancy and birth have taken on her marriage, career, psyche and cervix are all laid bare for your info-tainment. Her neurotic neonatal journey will make you laugh and cry. It might even make you aroused (if you're into that sort of thing)."
-Adam Carolla

"Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me is a hilarious, honest, often raunchy account of Strasser's pregnancy and delivery in which no subject is too sacred to broach: Porn, STDs, the fetal benefits of oral sex and a particularly disastrous clogged toilet scene all get their day. This is the stuff What to Expect When You're Expecting elegantly omits."
-The Jewish Journal of Los Angeles

"If Woody Allen was a woman with big giant ovaries and wrote a book about his pregnancy, it still wouldn't have been this funny, warm, brassy and insightful."
-Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, bestselling author of Sippy Cups are Not for Chardonnay

"Strasser's collection of essays is a comic, poignant and no-holds-barred revelation of her anxiety-strewn road to motherhood."
-Laguna Beach Independent

"If this is what it's really like to have a baby, I should have been a lot nicer to my lovely wife. Also, she should have made me laugh this much. So we're even. If you think you worry too much about being a parent, Teresa Strasser will inform you of all the things you forgot to freak out about."
-Joel Stein

"I loved this book. Teresa Strasser has blessed us all with an amazing, inspired work. I laughed, I cried, I learned lessons about marriage and love and pregnancy and motherhood that will last a lifetime. Teresa knows how to speak directly to every one of us, and offers us the inside story every pregnant woman wishes someone out there would finally share. Her very personal, hysterical and moving story is universal. I can't wait to buy this book for all my pregnant friends."
-Rabbi Naomi Levy, author of Hope Will Find You and To Begin Again

"Darn funny and a truthful glimpse into the realities of pregnancy."
-L.A. Parent Magazine

"Teresa is the mom you want to invite to your playgroup."
-Heather McDonald, New York Times bestselling author of You'll Never Blueball in this Town Again

About the Author

Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning television writer and Emmy- nominated television host. Radio audiences know her as Adam Carolla's co-host. As a journalist, she is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and has won several Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning television writer and Emmy-nominated television host. Radio audiences know her as Adam Carolla's co-host. As a journalist, she is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and has won several Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year.

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I bought this book for my pregnant sister who absolutely loved it.
chad
I was so neurotic during my pregnancies and it was as if Teresa crawled inside my head and took all the craziness out and made it funny and so enjoyable to read.
KDH
I've enjoyed listening to Teresa Strasser on the Adam Carolla show for years.
Kelly

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca Malatesta Law on January 5, 2011
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Teresa is one of my favorite personalities and she comes across just as lovely and clever in this memoir as she does on the radio. Even if I hadn't just experienced pregnancy for the first time this past year I would have bought, devoured, and loved this hilarious book all the same. Considering all the completely confusing and often conflicting (and judgmental) "advice" thrown at you as soon as you even think about getting pregnant, Teresa's honest perspective is really relatable and refreshing. Highly recommended!
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Turin on January 5, 2011
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I first became familiar with Teresa Strasser on the home improvement show "While You Were Out" where she was a host for a season- sandwiched between the other two hosts who were a spunky little blond chirpette and a high energy "lets go!" guy, Teresa was a rare tv commodity, a host making sly, clever remarks that were neither mean, scatological or the single entendre type that most "funny" women on tv get by on.

She left the show and I saw her once more on a pop news show ridiculously tarted up, and then she disappeared off the airwaves for good as far as I knew. A ridiculous summary of tv if there was no place for an attractive, empathic and genuinely funny girl between the vapid like Brook Burke and a snarling Rosie.

When she left WYWO I googled her blog and read on her blog that the reason she left was that she left she'd never have a relationship if she stayed on the road. This book I guess is the culmination of that journey.

Most importantly lets state right off that Teresa can write. This is actual writing. This isnt a book that has been thrown together from disconnected snippets scrawled on an "ideas" pad over the course of a year and then dumped into a word processor. If you are familiar with Whoopie Goldberg's books, or Joy Behar or Greg Fitzsimmons you'll be pleasantly surprised to see that for once someone didnt try to pick up a quick pay day by jotting down their "takes" and "bits" on issues, nominally chapterizing them and calling it a book. The sentences actually flow. There is care taken in word choice and there are themes developed. Teresa's writing is full of surprising delights, such as a sentence on the age of her ovaries that ends by comparing them to Miss Havisham wedding cake.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By sugar mama on January 6, 2011
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my baby-making days are over, but the demons of pregnancy still loom. teresa's book helps validate those unspoken feelings during the HAPPIEST TIME OF A MOTHER'S LIFE and pushes open the door to the really hard job in life: being yourself. if we didn't laugh at ourselves, we'd surely cry. nicely done.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Giovanni G. on January 29, 2011
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I intended to buy this book no matter what, I'm a huge fan of Teresa's work in radio/podcasting and always knew she would write something amazing, seeing as how she has the best taste in literature of anyone I ever known as well as one of the quickest wits out there.
I expected to find a funny and shockingly honest memoir about her pregnancy, similar in line to her blog Exploitingmybaby.com, and that's all in there but there is a whole other layer to this thing, I found the book to be full of insight into many other areas of life.

Teresa explores every aspect of Pregnancy, all the ups and downs in a very focused and complete way but the book touches on many other ideas and as a single man in his twenties who's never considered having kids I took away more insight and helpful lessons from this book than anything I've read in ages, it actually clued me in to my own family of origin in new profound ways I was not expecting.

It doesn't matter if you're expecting, have had a dozen kids, will never have kids or are a man or a woman, this book has something for you, it's funny throughout, it's touching and it's profoundly honest.

A+(5 stars) T, you knocked it outta the park and I can't wait to buy whatever you write next, you're my new favorite Author(tied with Carolla).
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Leigh K Schroeder on March 15, 2011
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This makes you feel loads better about your parenting anxieties. You will either rejoice that somebody gets you, or just feel better about yourself that you don't have these problems. And you'll laugh a lot.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 2, 2011
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I received this book from my Mother in Law and wasn't sure what to make of it. It looked funny and funny people said it was funny so I decided to read it. Turns out that it is my favorite book I have read so far on pregnancy.

This book is for the woman that needs a little encouragement and wants to know about someones time in the trenches. By the time I read this book I was so over reading about all those perfect mommies out there that I knew I would never be. Reading this was like getting an awesome letter...well book...from a friend. Teresa Strasser lets you know how insane you can feel while trying to get pregnant to how awful that first poo after the baby to finding your way into motherhood. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs some encouragement through their pregnancy and who isn't looking for another book that will make you feel that much more inadequate.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By tgg on March 2, 2011
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My GF is @ 8 mo with her first & loved this book - I'm a fan of Teresa and can't get my girlfriend to give me the book back - think I may have to buy another copy!
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