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The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth and the First Year of Fatherhood Paperback – May 10, 2005
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In reality, the macho and insensitive approach to the book makes one feel that pregnancy is a burden and that, whatever you do as a father-to-be, just do the bare minimum to survive and hope for the best.
I guess in this day and age, everyone believes they have a right to express themselves and publish a book. In our capitalist mind, it's OK, but all this book is doing is taking space on a shelf in some bookstore.
I strongly disadvise reading this if you want to learn anything about how to help your partner, wife or girlfriend to get through pregnancy. And mostly, I strongly disadvise reading this book if you want tips on how to deal with your new role and responsibilities as a father.
I bought this book for my husband as a father's day gift as a new dad to be. He was disgusted with the tone of the author immediately and the "humor" throughout the book. It was clear that the author came from a very different lifestyle than ours and I was sorry for not reading the reviews more carefully before my purchase.
I understand where the author is coming from. I've known men like him and he's exactly the kind of man that we would never take parenting advice from. In fact the author himself says that the only thing that he has to offer is the advice to take no parenting advice from anyone. I am sorry that I made the purchase and certainly will never recommend this book to anyone else. I will try to find someone to give it to who might enjoy it more, but most likely it will be thrown away.
I think the title is very misleading. For those looking for a humorous, practical, and informative book to help a nervous new or future dad they know, check out the book "Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for Dads." My husband and I both liked that one and thought this "crider guide" thing was worthless trash.
Whether the Greenberg book is full of useful information about how to best dispose of soiled diapers, how to baby-proof a hotel room in minutes, etc, "The Guy's Guide to Surviving Preegnancy" reads more like a series of blog-posts by a clueless guy. Basically, this is NOT a "guide" to anything.
Somewhere in there the author talks about how is struggling to achieve the target word-count for the publisher, and he's not kidding.
Three stars go to the super-cute cover!!!
This isn't a how-to book so if you need steps on changing a diaper look elsewhere.
We actually liked it so much that we bought three additional copies and gave them as gifts to other couples who were expecting.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great gift for every first time dad. really put me at ease.Published 5 months ago by Angela Goicoechea
The guys guide is a great book to read when you are expecting your first child. The author takes a light hearted and satirical path to explaining what all guys go through during... Read morePublished 12 months ago by darko ancevski
My husband found this book to be very useful and couldn't put it down. Highly recommended.Published 12 months ago by Satisfied Buyer
Finding a decent gift for the father-to-be is tough. Gave this to a father expecting his first child; both he and his wife loved it!Published 22 months ago by Ed in NYC
More of an unintentional confession or a guilty diatribe of a guy who is trying to just get by. This is a book for guys who would rather fake it than really make it. Read morePublished 23 months ago by sogaman