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Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home: The Tough New 'How-To' for 21st-Century Dads Paperback – April 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Clearing Skies Press; First Edition edition (April 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0970793707
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970793706
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #682,439 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“If you're honoring a dad, think about a book such as Keeping the Baby Alive Till Your Wife Gets Home. . . . Done with a humorous touch.” —Sarah Long, past ALA president, Chicago Daily Herald

About the Author

Walter Roark is the author of two award-winning CD-ROMs, Life’s Greatest Mysteries and Nine Month Miracle. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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I gave this book to my husband for Valentine's Day.
Lynne
There's not a useful piece of information in it and the humor is awful - it's not funny at all.
Brian Campbell
If you have already had one, you definitely won't need this book.
Craig Clotfelter

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 2, 2004
Format: Paperback
This book is really, really funny because it pokes fun at every facet of baby care, all from a man's point of view. No one is spared, including dads, mems, babies, relatives (young and old), baby sitters, toy manufacturers, pediatricians and modern culture in general. It is not a book for women, but a book for women to give to men. Even so, I know several females who think Keeping the Baby Alive is hysterical. I think these gals understand that it's a tongue-in-cheek spoof--not a dead-serious care guide. heaven knows, bookshelves are loaded with grim instructional manuals for parents who are in hot pursuit of perfection. me, I gave up trying to be the perfect dad after a few months of stress and frustration. Now I use common sense and a sense of humor in taking care of our toddler and baby, and leave perfection to saints and superstars.
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 16, 2004
Format: Paperback
I loved this book because, as a new father learning my trade (so to speak) it gave me a break from all the pressure-packed, heavy advice books. With Keeping the Baby Alive, I could relax and laugh at the many ironies that come with child care. I also liked the book because I felt like it was written for me, an innocent young father who wants to do my best, but who also feels a little intimidated about infant care. The message here is 1) you don't have to be perfect and 2) you can actually have fun taking care of kids if you don't get too crazy and uptight about it. Besides, the book is just plain funny.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Gregory Swayne on March 9, 2001
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I rarely laugh out loud when I read humor...this book was the exception. I'm sitting and reading this book on the beach howling, and I look over at my wife and she's looking at me like I was singing with my headphones on.
Roark has a dry sense of humor and nails the feelings of being a new Dad "center cut". A great read..a quick read. Reminiscent of Erma Bombeck's "The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank". Enjoy it...I certainly did!
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2002
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I bought this book on a lark as it was sitting at the checkout counter of my local bookstore. Nevertheless, I was pleased to find how funny and entertaining it is, and I did learn a few things about parenting.
This guy Roark is pretty observant, and he let's us Fathers into many of the secrets of being a good dad. I think "Keeping the Baby Alive..." deserves a wider audience as it strikes a excellent balance between humor and tangible, useful information.
Keep up the good work, Mr. Roark, and how about something on toddlers!!!
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 3, 2004
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Mr. Roark hits the nail on the head with this very funny, very real book. Any new Dad will be able to relate to "Keeping the Baby Alive...' It took me several years to realize that my husband was REALLY proud of himself whenever he took care of the kids - he thought he had done his job well---he had kept them alive until I got home! Buy this book as a gift for any new father - or any father, for that matter!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful By elviswoman on June 1, 2006
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I have read half a million books about the process of pregnancy, birth, and the first year recently. It's all such serious stuff.

I had my first pregnancy-related hormonal crying jag which occurred the day I received this book for my husband. So I cracked this book open and read about "Poopies" and "Premature Poopulation". I haven't laughed this hard in years. I also liked the bit about the toy audition for when your home has become overcluttered with gifts from family and friends. Funny and true!

Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home was a fun read and I would recommend it to anyone needing some lightening up.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 22, 2003
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Keeping the Baby Alive gets right to the point of Father-Infant care...a great mix of humor and lighthearted advice. My sister gave it to me--she picked a really good gift. The "Pop" quizzes are so funny, whenever I need a good laugh, I read them over again. I understand there is a sequel on toddlers, and I am looking forward to reading that.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Webb on June 6, 2001
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Roark's Keeping the Baby Alive is hysterically funny. Dads who don't know about the in's and out's of such fun events as diaper changing need this book. Those who know about it need this book to give them some needed perspective -- and belly laughs. I say, give it to all the dads in your life.
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