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Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home: The Tough New 'How-To' for 21st Century Dads [NOOK Book]

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A tongue-in-cheek peek at modern parenting from a father’s point of view, this spoof is targeted at today’s career-minded mom and dad team. Breezy, irreverent humor escorts dads through basic topics such as home-from-the-hospital adjustments, post-partum dos and don’ts, diaper changing, feeding, difficult infant behavior, child-care choices, and the bustle of the pretoddler stage. Lightening up the serious business of being a 21st-century father, this book teaches dads that they don’t have to be perfect and shows...
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Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home: The Tough New 'How-To' for 21st Century Dads

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Overview

A tongue-in-cheek peek at modern parenting from a father’s point of view, this spoof is targeted at today’s career-minded mom and dad team. Breezy, irreverent humor escorts dads through basic topics such as home-from-the-hospital adjustments, post-partum dos and don’ts, diaper changing, feeding, difficult infant behavior, child-care choices, and the bustle of the pretoddler stage. Lightening up the serious business of being a 21st-century father, this book teaches dads that they don’t have to be perfect and shows them how to enjoy the different stages of a baby’s life.
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“If you're honoring a dad, think about a book such as Keeping the Baby Alive Till Your Wife Gets Home. . . . Done with a humorous touch.” —Sarah Long, past ALA president, Chicago Daily Herald
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780970793737
  • Publisher: Clearing Skies Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Walter Roark is the author of two award-winning CD-ROMs, Life’s Greatest Mysteries and Nine Month Miracle. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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  • Posted February 15, 2010

    DANGEROUS! DO NOT BUY!

    I purchased this book for my husband. I thought it would give him helpful tips for taking care of our daughter. Instead, it suggested that he put the baby alone in a room and shut the door. Then play a recording with dad's voice to "entertain" the baby and encourage him/her to crawl toward the voice. The point of the exercise? To give dad time to drink beer and order a pizza. Unconciousable!!! This book should be removed from inventory. I can't believe any company would even publish it.

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  • Posted July 30, 2009

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    My husband laughed out loud

    I think he thought this was the best shower gift ever. I guess my sister was pretty clever to think of it. After Ray told me how much he liked Keeping the Baby Alive (and I heard him laughing in the next room), I went out and bought Keeping the Grandkids Alive for his dad and my dad. Don't know if they will read the granddad book, but they were very happy to receive it as a gift. Grandfathers (and dads too) are sometimes forgotten about, I believe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2003

    Unique Sense of Humor

    This book is really funny, but it is not just a joke book like others who have tried parenting humor. If you are a new father or a father-to-be, and you like off the wall humor like David Letterman, Conan O'Brien or a good Saturday Night Live sketch, you will love Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home. While you are laughing though, you will realize that there is substance behind the humor. That's the best part. Later this year, if I don't get the sequel on toddlers for the holidays, I will buy it for myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2001

    My husband loved this book

    My sister actually gave it to him as a shower gift for our second baby. He loved the humor in 'Keeping the Baby Alive'--laughed so hard he had tears in his eyes. Personally, after reading several heavy-duty books on father-parenting, I think he really appreciated having a fun book written especially for him.

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