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Exploiting My Baby: A Memoir of Pregnancy & Childbirth Paperback – Bargain Price, January 4, 2011
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-Rick Kleffel, NPR
"If you read this book you will laugh until you're sick, I swear, but it's also very insightful."
"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."
"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)."
"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."
"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.
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Anyway, Teresa is a very real and likable character and if you like clever humor, you will love this book. I encourage you to buy and read it. If enough people do, maybe Teresa will write another book......? Please?
Boy, was I surprised!
Not at Teresa's literary skills, but more surprised how much I enjoyed the subject matter. She approached everything with her strong sense of humor (and her even stronger sense of anxiety). I absolutely loved this book and recommended it to my friends, both men and women.
I'd love to read another book from Teresa, so if one every becomes available, I'll definitely pre-order that puppy.
Unlike Jenny McCarthy's book, which was funny but really lacked substance, Teresa Strasser's book is both comical and informative. She's got a great, witty, and funny perspective on all of the many ups and downs, and her portrayal of her pregnancy struggles really makes you feel like you're listening to a friend.
I have passed this book along and have heard nothing but good feedback from all who have read it. Great book!
A fun, witty read for the times when you can't read another typical pregnancy book...but you want a little more perspective.
If you're considering byuing this book, click "buy now." It is hilarious and very well written! My wife has started reading it, and at regular intervals she'll chuckle and then read a quote out loud to me. It's that kind of book. Funny throughout, and I'll recommend it to anyone, especially those who are parents or planning/considering having a baby.
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If it is simply comedy, it fails.
If not comedy it is simply whining, and as she says, exploitation of her pregnancy.