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Knocked Up: Confessions of a Hip Mother-to-be

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

If you are expecting a baby or know someone who is...buy this book!

I found out I was pregnant and a good friend bought me this book. We (both prego) read it together and LOVED it! There are so many truths! How can I draw a visual without ruining the book? I would say this book is Sx in the City for the pregnant Chick! Loved it. Really ...
I found out I was pregnant and a good friend bought me this book. We (both prego) read it together and LOVED it! There are so many truths! How can I draw a visual without ruining the book? I would say this book is Sx in the City for the pregnant Chick! Loved it. Really bummed that I'm done reading it! It's that good. get it!

posted by Anonymous on September 5, 2007

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Terrible book

I rarely dislike a book so much that I am driven to write a negative review about it, but this book is AWFUL. Eckler sees herself as a Carrie Bradshaw type of person, but she is not, she is just a perpetually whiny immature person who cannot think of anyone besides her...
I rarely dislike a book so much that I am driven to write a negative review about it, but this book is AWFUL. Eckler sees herself as a Carrie Bradshaw type of person, but she is not, she is just a perpetually whiny immature person who cannot think of anyone besides herself. And the thing is, I really wanted to like this book. I am pregnant at the moment, and by chance, my due date is the same as hers in the book.

What really infuriates me is that at no point in this book does she ever ask the question, "what is best for my child"? She worries about gaining too much weight, goes to McDonalds every day, and when her doctor tells her that her smoking may lead to having an underweight baby, she muses if that means that she wouldn't get as fat. This is not a hip mother to be.

If at some point she grew into motherhood, put her baby before herself, if she had any redeeming qualities that I could sympathize with, I might not have put this book in the trash bin (I couldn't in good conscience pass this book on for anyone else to read). However, none of that happens and off to the landfill it goes.

posted by readerindc on April 19, 2010

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    Terrible book

    I rarely dislike a book so much that I am driven to write a negative review about it, but this book is AWFUL. Eckler sees herself as a Carrie Bradshaw type of person, but she is not, she is just a perpetually whiny immature person who cannot think of anyone besides herself. And the thing is, I really wanted to like this book. I am pregnant at the moment, and by chance, my due date is the same as hers in the book.

    What really infuriates me is that at no point in this book does she ever ask the question, "what is best for my child"? She worries about gaining too much weight, goes to McDonalds every day, and when her doctor tells her that her smoking may lead to having an underweight baby, she muses if that means that she wouldn't get as fat. This is not a hip mother to be.

    If at some point she grew into motherhood, put her baby before herself, if she had any redeeming qualities that I could sympathize with, I might not have put this book in the trash bin (I couldn't in good conscience pass this book on for anyone else to read). However, none of that happens and off to the landfill it goes.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    This book is only good if you are a selfish narcissistic self ab

    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 bad mother. After reading this book, you will be reassured that you cannot possibly be worse than her! There are some funny moments, especially in the 'first trimester', but after that one gets tired of reading about how her 100 pound frame has gained weight and how she finds it insulting that people tell her "It's nice to see your plate full."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2010

    Vapid

    I've been reading, and reading, and reading tons of memoir lately, and this one was vapid.

    If you want funny, read Jancee Dunn or Haven Kimmel and skip this. The last few chapters of Dunn's more recent memoir are much better than this whole book. If you want to read about babies and pregnancy, read Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir by Cara Muhlhahn. Even read Iovine's "The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy" - classic and something this book seems to be stealing (badly) from.

    Yes, there were some funny parts - mostly at the very beginning, but this woman had no redeeming qualities what-so-ever. She's like your racist grandmother who occasionally says something funny, but it's mostly funny because she's stupid. In reality she (your grandma or Ekler) is embarrassingly ignorant of human value.

    Don't buy this book.

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    Posted September 23, 2011

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