Babies and Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have around the Home

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In this classic crack-up of a book, Dave Barry gives his wacky perspective on sex, childbirth, parenting and other forms of slow, cruel torture.

In Babies and Other Hazards of Sex, Dave exposes natural childbirth for what it is: a pop phenomenon of the 1960s that, along with paisley bell-bottoms and creative sideburns, deserves a rest. He examines the new federal law requiring prospective fathers to free themselves from their self-made macho ...

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Overview

In this classic crack-up of a book, Dave Barry gives his wacky perspective on sex, childbirth, parenting and other forms of slow, cruel torture.

In Babies and Other Hazards of Sex, Dave exposes natural childbirth for what it is: a pop phenomenon of the 1960s that, along with paisley bell-bottoms and creative sideburns, deserves a rest. He examines the new federal law requiring prospective fathers to free themselves from their self-made macho prisons—to laugh, cry, love and just generally behave like certified wimps.

Dave also reveals, for the first time in print, the secret chant for painless childbirth.

Then learn why no secret chant could possibly take a woman's mind off the fact that she is in such pain that she wants a gigantic comet to crash into the earth and kill her and her husband and the dotor and the nurses and everyone else in the world.

Humorist Barry spoofs the peculiarities of childbirth and baby rearing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878575107
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/15/2000
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 223,166
  • Product dimensions: 7.54 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Dave Barry

Dave Barry is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Miami Herald journalist whose articles appear in hundreds of newspapers each week. He is the author of more than 20 books and lives in Miami, Florida.

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    1. Hometown:
      Miami, Florida
    1. Date of Birth:
      July 3, 1947
    2. Place of Birth:
      Armonk, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Haverford College, 1969
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  • Posted August 17, 2009

    One of my favorite gifts and teaching tools

    I have been delivering babies for 22 years and i have used this in birthing classes, as a gag gift for bridal and baby showers. It has some great insights and cartoons. Anyone who is in the maternity business or has become a parent will get a kick out of this. if not.. you haven't become a parent yet!@!!

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