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Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-be Paperback – March 29, 2005
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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.
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".Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm glad I read the book before seeing the reviews! I laugh cried and happy cried while reading this one (maybe it's the pregnancy hormones). Read morePublished 8 months ago by Lessthanthreemath
I read this entire book. I did, I stuck with it to the end, hoping for that epiphany moment where it was worth my time. Didn't happen. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Amanda Rose Adams
This is a funny tale of a woman who really didn't think motherhood was her thing. Rebecca Eckler paints a hilarious picture of how she rose to the occasion.Published on May 1, 2013 by kb
I checked this book out at the library during my first trimester hoping for a relatable book about pregnancy that would make me laugh. Read morePublished on April 16, 2013 by Sarah
This book is only good if you are a selfish narcissistic self absorbed person who wants to feel like you are justified in being that way, or if you're worried you're going to be a... Read morePublished on February 4, 2013 by Furbet
I bought this book in an attempt to find a book that related to my situation...over 35, accidental pregnancy, never considered motherhood, professional career woman. Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by Amazon Customer
I would also rate with less than one star. I've never read a book that made me angry as I read it. She's ridiculous and the book was a waste of money and time.Published on November 5, 2010 by elaine