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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.
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My husband thought this book was hilarious! He learned a lot but the book taught him things in a way that a male would understand.Published 15 days ago by Tayler
I bought this for my husband. It's just so, so dumb. It's meant to be a comedy book (?) but isn't funny. So - not useful, no good advice, and not funny. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Natalie
This book is full of sarcasm and void of factual information. The tone is immature and disrespectful. My husband wouldn't waste his time reading this junk.Published 22 days ago by Nila Mohler
Perhaps you will find this book funny, but don't expect to learn anything useful. I'll admit that I did laugh a few times reading this book, but I didn't really care for the... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Dan D
I really did not like this book. I work long hours and don't have a lot of free, so if I am going to spend time reading a book about pregnancy, I want to actually learn something. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Greg
Not really a great book for actual advice. Each chapter begins with a summary of what parents should/shouldn't go crazy buying, and quite frankly, most of what's on those lists is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Anonymous