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Product Details

  • Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: Villard (March 29, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0345475755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0345475756
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #995,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Canadian journalist Eckler was a young hipster covering club openings, trends and the minutiae of yuppie life for a newspaper when a "whoopsie" moment after her engagement party (later dubbed the Conception Party) left her pregnant. The 29-year-old author and her fiancé, who lived far away and whom she planned to marry and move in with at some point, were initially shocked but later accepting. This wasn't exactly in Eckler's plan (though what was in the plan isn't quite clear, either). She becomes cautiously excited about her vague perception of parenthood, but repeatedly horrified by what pregnancy brings: weight gain, a ban on alcohol, stretch marks. Eckler writes, diary-like, about each of these revelations as well as more than anyone would want to know about both her weight and her daily trips to McDonald's. Eventually, she and her fiancé move in together and seem genuinely excited about the baby's arrival, which may comfort readers unimpressed with some of Eckler's other decisions (she doesn't completely stop smoking; she schedules a C-section for nonmedical reasons). Sometimes this mommy memoir feels like a humorous crash course in maturity, though at other points the author's attitude comes dangerously close to that of one who has a baby as a chic accessory.
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From Booklist

When journalist Eckler--Canada's answer to Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell--became pregnant on the night of her engagement party, she decided to chronicle the travails of pregnancy as experienced by the Cosmo-drinking crowd. Eckler woke up the morning after the party and simply knew she was pregnant (despite the fact that her symptoms fit both pregnancy and a hangover). Since she wasn't living in the same city as her fiance, Eckler was able to experience pregnancy as a quasi-single mom-to-be. Knocked Up is a fast, light read that will either entertain or infuriate readers interested in pregnancy and child rearing. Those who see a bit of themselves in Eckler will identify with her maverick stance, but those who take issue with smoking and drinking during pregnancy (she cuts down but doesn't quit) and elective C-section (she didn't want to go through labor) won't be charitable. Straddling the two camps will be the ambivalent few who feel they should be infuriated but can't help secretly admiring Eckler for admitting that she continued to smoke and drink. Beth Leistensnider
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She's ridiculous and the book was a waste of money and time.
elaine
I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt in moving on to her second awful book thinking that maybe in the first she was just hormonal, but sadly, I was wrong.
Michelle Eslinger
My best friend gave me this book as a gift when I announced I was pregnant.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Freddi on May 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
Please, may I review with fewer than one star? In all my life I have never, never, read a book as bland and inherently dull as Rebecca Eckler's Knocked Up. Buying it along with a few books on pregnancy, I thought it would be a breath of fresh air, a break from all the other tomes offering serious advice. Nope.

Why on earth did this writer feel she should share these uninspired musings on pregnancy? How on earth can a 30 year-old woman be so clueless about her own body? Is she honest? Maybe, but boy she is so self-centred and self-absorbed, while pondering why her friends are just that. I have no use for this book or for her writing and am incrdibly sorry I spent $14 to purchase it. What a sad little life she leads, valuing all the wrong aspects of her soulless existence while truly feeling she is a hip mother-to-be!

Someone out there should write a funny yet informative first-hand book about first time pregnancy. This is absolutely not it. Are we supposed to sympathise with this selfish and shallow woman? By the end of the book (and I was so glad it came) I could not stand her. This woman does not have a single ounce of writing talent. Read anything else, anything at all.
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53 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Randy Macdonald on March 31, 2005
Format: Paperback
My interest in considering reading a book like this was a desire to understand the changes occurring in a man or woman before and after they have a child. I've found it fascinating that almost everyone in our society, many of whom have heretofore lived lives of independence, affluence and freedom would undertake something so radically at odds with their lifestyle as having a child, and often without a murmur of objection. The sorts of questions I have about child birth and child bearing are: why do it? are there certain pivotal events in the single life that precipitate the wish to have a child? If so, what are they? Is the decision to have a child an indication of strength and devotion or resignation and ignorance? Fundamentally, how does a person change when they have a child? In what aspects for the good, and what aspects for the worse?

Rebecca Ekler writes her memoir in diary format, and the first entry is the aftermath of her engagement party. At the party she got really drunk, and because of that and the "evil", possessed new black dress she barely wore that makes men do evil things to her she had unprotected sex with her fiancé for the first time. It's interesting she intuitively knows she is pregnant the morning after. This is confirmed by the *four* pregnancy tests she uses to make 100% certain. It CAN'T be true!

Before I read the book I read the near complete and vehement scorn this book received by almost all the other reviews out there, especially the ones here on Amazon. I noticed the book was subsequently removed from Amazon and re-appeared a few months later in March 2005 with a new cover. The scorn the book previously received was so universal that it reminded of a quote by George Bernard Shaw: "all great truths begin as heresy".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amber Lynn on January 22, 2011
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I think the amount of one-star reviews speak for themselves, but I wanted to address those leaving comments on one-star reviews saying, "come on, it's just satire! have a laugh!"

If this were a fictitious novel, I would still be appalled and annoyed by this book, but I wouldn't feel absolutely disgusted. However, THIS IS NOT FICTION! This is a true story. It's a memoir of sorts. A true story about a pregnant woman who smokes and drinks. This isn't funny. This is a story about a woman who is willingly putting the life of her child at risk. Call me old fashioned, but I'm not laughing.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Lewis on August 26, 2007
Format: Paperback
This book is so awful. I seriously think the good reviews on here are written by the author's friends. The best comparison I can make is this must be what Britney Spears is like pregnant. If you like that kind of thing, go for it. Otherwise save your money and your time. If you are looking for fun pregnancy books try the Girlfriend's guides. A great book about the experience of having a baby is Operating Instructions by Anne Lamott.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Lori on May 9, 2005
Format: Paperback
I seriously cannot believe that anyone not related to Ms. Eckler would give this piece of crap more than one star. As a new mother, reading her newspaper column regarding pregnancy made me so incredulous that someone could actually be so unrealistic and lacking in any maternal fibre that I cancelled my subscription. This woman cannot write. She is incredibly vain, shallow and selfish to the point that she requires therapy (and not the retail kind). A total waste of time and money. Yuck.
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful By J. Todd on June 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
I bought this book, being a new mom, looking for some humor and insight from another 20-something. I have not been more sorry to have spent money on anything in a VERY long time. Had this book been fiction (as I orginally thought) it may have had some redeeming qualities. The fact that it is reality is abominable. To read about someone knowingly harming their unborn child in such blatant ways is terrible. I agree that no one should support this woman and feed into her vanity. I intend to return this book and tell everyone I know not to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 5, 2007
Format: Paperback
I bought this book after reading the first couple of pages thinking "oh, a good story about how a child changes someone's life for the positive". Whatever!! I am trying to conceive and I was looking for a feel good funny book about being pregnant--this is not it. This woman is so selfish and I cannot stand it. Throughout the whole book it was all about vanity instead of the joy of welcoming a new life into the world. If you are that kind of person, then this is your book. It is not a good book for those of us who view pregnancy and parenting as a gift and a privelage.
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