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It Could Happen to You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond
     

It Could Happen to You: Diary Of A Pregnancy and Beyond

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by Martha Brockenbrough
 

Martha Brockenbrough's It Could Happen to You is a delightfully funny diary of the author's own pregnancy through the first year of her daughter's life. It is the perfect antidote to all of the patronizing, horribly dull pregnancy books, which are long on advice and short on laughs.It Could Happen to You began as a column Brockenbrough wrote for the Microsoft

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Martha Brockenbrough's It Could Happen to You is a delightfully funny diary of the author's own pregnancy through the first year of her daughter's life. It is the perfect antidote to all of the patronizing, horribly dull pregnancy books, which are long on advice and short on laughs.It Could Happen to You began as a column Brockenbrough wrote for the Microsoft Network while she was pregnant. During its tenure on MSN, it was the most widely read column about pregnancy and motherhood on the Internet. It's easy to see why. Brockenbrough's amusing approach to pregnancy and motherhood will strike a chord with experienced moms and the newly pregnant alike, who may wonder, as the author did, "Do I really have to wear maternity clothes?"Throughout the book, Brockenbrough shares her joys and her fears, and asks the questions every new mom wants to know, such as, "Why do old ladies keep telling me my baby is cold?" and shares the realization that "When you're a mother, your guilt light goes off the second you start doing something for you, instead of something for your child." A few not-to-be-missed chapters written by her husband, Adam, such as "A Guy's Guide to Baby Holding," provide a comical male perspective on the whole experience.Refreshingly honest and funny, It Could Happen to You is just right for bolstering the most important tool a new parent has-a sense of humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780740726859
Publisher:
Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Martha Brockenbrough graduated from Stanford University with degrees in classics and English. At various times, she has worked as a high school teacher, a journalist, and a Web producer. Currently she keeps a weekly on-line journal of family life (http://marthabee.com/mommychronicles/default.shtml) with subscribers in over 16 countries. She also writes an educational humor column for the on-line encyclopedia Encarta. Martha lives in Seattle with her husband, Adam Berliant; daughter, Lucy; dog, Misty; and cats, Spot and Lily.

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't even have kids and this is by far one of the best books I have ever read. I loved it- in reading the book you feel as though you are involved in Martha's process of pregnancy and motherhood. Also her husband Adam writes a few chapters in the book, they are great as well! I hope to see more books written by her in the near future!
Guest More than 1 year ago
A must read for all who are expecting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Try...my mouth is open that wide because it is LAUGHING! Very funny, very personal, and throrougly entertaining, this book has been a winner for me and everyone I have given it to. The perfect shower gift--better yet, the perfect mother's day gift!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is very honest and funny -- a welcome antidote to the pounds of often-conflicting advice expecting parents get. It captures the insecurity and hilarity of first-time parenthood with honesty and humor. (And, as for that one-star review, would you really trust someone who can't spell 'amateurish'?)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Extremely mediocre and amaturish. A real pass.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the BEST book ever! I totally recommend it to pregnant women everywhere! It was great to read, and i could hardly put it down between scenes! thank you for writing it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Please look at the subject first, then read on. How I came about this was one day I was MSN homepage and saw it. I know I'm little young for this book, but who cares, also a learning experience as well. I'm glad someone wrote about this.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Look at the subject first then read on. How I came about her,her collum is I saw it on MSN homepage and started read it. I know I'm little too young for this, but I don't care because I learnt a lot from this book. I'm glad someone had the guts to do this (first the internet then a book). Also the father wrote too. I feel this is a special time in anyones life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Martha's book is absolutely a one of a kind masterpiece. It is funny and poignant and the stories are everyday yet unique. She reads like she's your sister...everyone who has ever been pregnant, knows someone who is pregnant, wants to be pregnant, or just wants a great read should get this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved reading each article that came via email. I will love reading each line in the book. Martha is funny to no extent. She says things I never had the courage to. Way to go Martha!!!