The Guy's Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood

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In high school, Michael Crider was the jokester, the drummer in a band, the Howie Mandel impersonator. Fast-forward ten years and the funny man has married and become the family man. The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood—Crider’s candid, down-to-earth account of his transformation—proves that even without much sleep, he has kept his sense of humor completely intact.From the moment he hears the unexpected news that the pregnancy test is positive to the end of his ...
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Overview


In high school, Michael Crider was the jokester, the drummer in a band, the Howie Mandel impersonator. Fast-forward ten years and the funny man has married and become the family man. The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood—Crider’s candid, down-to-earth account of his transformation—proves that even without much sleep, he has kept his sense of humor completely intact.From the moment he hears the unexpected news that the pregnancy test is positive to the end of his son’s first year of life, Michael Crider is awed, anxious, and all-too-human. In between these milestones, he endures the aches and pains of his wife’s pregnancy (which had a clear impact on his own bodily comfort), swallows his pride when bunny wallpaper replaces his beloved Budweiser mirror, has a short and only partially-appreciated stint as her labor coach on the Big Day, and experiences every one of his son’s “firsts” as though they were his own. Honest, informative, hilarious, and heartwarming, The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood is a must-read for all new parents.
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Editorial Reviews

Life
"A hilarious, shoot-from-the-hip take on what to expect pre-and post-partum."
Nashville Parent July 2005
"Wry, insightful and hilarious...Crider relates the highs and lows of what is ultimately a mind-blowing transformation into fatherhood."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738210278
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 5/9/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 206,736
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author


Michael Crider is the author of The Guy’s Guide to Surviving Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the First Year of Fatherhood, and The Guy’s Guide to Dating, Getting Hitched, and Surviving the First Year of Marriage. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and son.
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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    Great for first time dads

    My son-in-law needed this! A new dad needs a bit of information about what he's getting into.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    GOOD HUMUROUS READ

    GOOD CASUAL READING GIVES YOU A IDEA OF WHAT TO EXPECT AT EACH STAGE OF YOUR WIFES PREGNANCY AND SOME OF THE NORM BEHAVIORS AND SYMPTOMS.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

    Disappointed

    I am actually sorry that I bought this book. What I expected to be a book on Fatherhood turned into nothing more than his personal views on life. It was not helpful in any way. I would recommend this to no one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    A Great Read at the end of every day...

    I am only 7 weeks pregnant, but this was one of the gifts I bought for my husband when I put together a basket of goodies for him that went along with my announcement of 'You're going to be a daddy!' We read a chapter or two each night and I can't tell you how much we enjoy unwinding from our busy work days by settling down together and taking turns reading aloud to each other. This book is FANTASTIC and I would recommend it to anyone...even those that already have children, as nothing is better than a great laugh and a big smile!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2006

    Dad's-to-be, start with this book!

    This was the first book I read after learning that I will be able to claim a dependant on my next tax return. The book was written by a guy, for guys, allowing the reader to identify with the author. While the book does deliver (pun not intended) the need-to-know facts about becoming a dad, it is done is such a manner that is easy for us guys to absorb. The book was actually fun to read, and didn't freak me out like a few others I started to read. I highly recommend this as 'required reading', and you'd be doing yourself a favor if this was the first book on becoming a dad you read. Trust me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2005

    Hysterical - Dad's and Dad's-to-Be will Love it!

    My husband received this as a gift and he (and I) loved it! I was so glad to see a book from a guy's point of view and my husband completely identified with the author. We both laughed out loud many, many times while reading it. We highly recommend this book! There are so many books for women during this exciting time - so don't forget the guy! We now give this as a gift for our expecting 'guy friends'.

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