The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy: Dealing with Your Expecting Wife, Coming Baby, and the End of Life as You Knew It
by: Bill Lloyd and Scott Finch
Published by: Hatchette Book Group
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Reviewed by Laura V. Hilton
Your wife is pregnant. Congratulations! Now it’s time to buy this book, because life as you knew it is going to change—big time.
The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy, in spite of the very long title, is aptly named, because a woman does go through major changes, physically and mentally, with the news of an upcoming baby. The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy will take you, a dude, though the entire pregnancy (and if you are one of the ones who are planning to get your wife or significant other pregnant, then the authors will talk you through that part too). And then they’ll tell you about the ways your life will change after the baby is born.
The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy promised to be funny reading, which is why I requested to review it. It didn’t disappoint. However, there is a warning toward the beginning of the book that this book is not written for females, and under no circumstances let a woman read it…there is good reason for this. The language used is very graphic, and they use straight guy-talk, with no beating around the bush.
Over all, the book is pretty accurate about what a pregnancy might be like. I found some of the situations a bit (okay, a lot) overdone, but they were funny to read. They also include sections about myth/fact where they can dispel myths—or not—with humor.
I enjoyed reading The Dudes’ Guide to Pregnancy, even though I’m not a dude and I am a female, and can see where it would be helpful for male reading when they get the news “We’re having a baby!”
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