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David Javerbaum has won nine Emmys and two Peabody Awards for his work as Writer, Head Writer and Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He was one of three principal authors of that show’s 2004 best-seller America: The Book. His work as a lyricist includes collaborating with composer Adam Schlesinger on the score for the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Cry-Baby and Stephen Colbert’s television special A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All. He lives in Manhattan with his wife Debra and their daughters Kate and Sara.


Mike Loew is a contributor to The Onion and the author of two previous books, Tough Call and Citizen You! He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; 2 Original edition (October 13, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385526474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385526470
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.5 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #502,456 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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My wife is expecting so I was wandering the parenting section doing my husbandly duty when I ran across this book. Javerbaum nailed it (keep your minds out the gutter) and created this funny as all hell, smartly written and timely piece of satire. THIS is what great satire is about! And what's so great about this book is that it's so necessary -pregnancy is such a serious and heavy time (babyproofing the place, doctor visits, classes, checking and re-checking diet, making sure your taking the proper vitamins etc etc)with just a general sense of worry that you're bringing another life into the world and you're now responsible for it, that you need to take a break. You need to laugh. But whether you're expecting or not, if you love great satire this is for you. So go down to your local bookstore and flip through a couple pages. Just be prepared for the strange looks you'll get when you start laughing out loud!
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Let me start by stating that Loyd Eskildson's one star review is garbage. Loyd Eskildson only writes a blog and wishes he was as talented as a writer as Javerbaum, who happens to be graduate of Harvard University and won an Emmy.

This is book brings a refreshingly new and funny perspective to the trials of pregnancy.
There are too many pregnancy "how to" books out there that just copy each other's advice.
Finally I can sit down and laugh during this all too serious time in my life. This book isn't to be taken serious, and I think that was Javerbaum's intent when he wrote this book.
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I bought this book for my daughter who's expecting. She may have to fight me for it. I haven't stopped laughing since the first page. It also mixes in good info along the way. Great way to get any expectant mommy (and daddy) through the ups and downs of pregnancy.
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The humor style is similar to the Onion books, which means it's very very funny. Some of the jokes are quite edgy, and the premise of the book itself had me laughing. I highly recommend this book, but only if you have a good sense of humor!
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It's like reading the joke style of the Daily Show, but lasered in on one subject. Such a joy to pick up throughout the day. If you feel at home when watching Jon Stewart (and his writing team), pick this up.
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Being a teacher, I get invited to a lot of showers for women in the building who are pregnant. Being a man, the last thing I want to do is get them a breast pump. Instead, I provide them with this delightfully humorous book. I have been through and read it as well and I can tell you that it will be one of the best gifts prospective parents could receive. All of my friends I have given it too have told me how much they enjoyed reading the book. I highly recommend it to anyone!
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Javerbaum has done it again (I totally loved his "Last Testament: an Interview with God"). A hilarious romp through the 9 months of a fetus' trek from single cell to squalling newborn, from the point of view of the developing embryo. A scream and/or guffaw an/or belly laugh (pun intended) on every page. Can't wait for his next opus.
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This book is hilarious, its not for your "dual income no kids" first time parents with no sense of humor. This is for the parent who already has a kid perhaps or has a good, dark, sense of humor. We enjoyed reading this while pregnant with our 3rd because it is such hilarious satire on the experience. Highly recommended.
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