Vox Hunt: Shhh!

Book: Show us a book that made you laugh out loud.
Submitted by Red Pen.

The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy

My sister sent me this book, and I devoured it almost immediately. There were parts that made me laugh so hard, I was ready to cry. (There were other parts that made me sit up and say, “What? Oh, hell no!”

The best thing about this book was that it made me feel better, knowing that I’m not alone in many of the things I’m thinking and feeling. (Especially those things I’m thinking – like, what the hell possessed me to suddenly decide to clean out the junk drawer in the kitchen last night?) And it’s written in such a frank, conversationalist way that it honestly felt like advice coming from a girlfriend.

In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I’ve included it in a bag of already outgrown maternity clothes that I’m loaning a newly-pregnant friend.

Don’t get me wrong – What to Expect When You’re Expecting is a great book to have on hand, but this is a book I think should be required reading for all the women considering having kids! It wouldn’t change my mind or anything, but it’s a really great heads-up on what you’ll be going through!

And now there’s a second edition… though I don’t know how much it differs from the first.

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3 thoughts on “Vox Hunt: Shhh!

  1. Sounds like 'Up the Duff' by Kaz Cooke (I think aka 'Bun in the Oven', as UdD is a very Australian saying).
    We bought this for a friend who took it to the US. When we found out we were expecting, she sent it straight back. It takes you though week by week so it's really great to relate to what 'really' happens.

  2. "Girlfriend's Guide to the First Year" is a hysterically funny account of life with a baby from birth to age 1, and equally accurate, as well. I highly recommend it!

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