My Boys Can Swim!: The Official Guy's Guide to Pregnancy

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Finally?A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep
My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn't put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what's it going to do to your sex life?
This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy ...
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Overview

Finally—A Pregnancy Book That Won't Put Men to Sleep
My Boys Can Swim! tells real men everything they really want to know about pregnancy, such as: How much is it going to cost? Why does your wife primp before seeing her doctor when she hasn't put a stitch of make-up on for you in months? And, most important, what's it going to do to your sex life?
This rollicking, laugh-out-loud book is for expectant dads in search of bottom-line pregnancy information, without all that boring touchy-feely stuff you find in those books written for women. Inside you'll discover helpful—and hilarious—information and insights on such topics as:
The Maternity Wardrobe: "A key part of the maternity wardrobe is maternity underwear—parachute-like undies big enough to fit an NFL defensive lineman."
Baby Names: "Don't give your kids mockable names like Thaddeus, which is Greek for 'I'm a dork and should be beaten up.'"
The Birth: "No one told me it's normal that babies' heads can be misshapen at birth. I was convinced that my wife gave birth to Veldar, the conehead."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761521679
  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/22/1999
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 133,658
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

New father Ian Davis is a lobbyist in Washington, D.C., for a Fortune 500 company.
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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. The First Trimester (0 to 3 Months)
Mission Impossible
Health Insurance: Like a Good Neighbor or a Bad Dream
What's in a Name?
C'mon Up Chuck
Move Over Dolly Parton
The World's Greatest Excuse
2. The Second Trimester (4 to 6 Months)
"Everyone's Getting Fat Like Mama Cass"
Same Stadium, Different Playing Field
No Pain, No Gain
The OB/GOD
Common Medical Tests
Cop a Feel
Sex Starved or Sex Kitten?
Maternity Attire
Blazing Saddles
The Joy of "Regifting"
3. The Third Trimester (7 Months to Delivery)
Bankrupt Over Baby Stuff
"Let's All Hold Hands and Sing 'Kumbaya'": Those Dreaded Baby Classes
In Search of Marcus Welby, M.D.
The Invisible Man
Baby Ex-Lax
The Vital Signs
Show Time!
Check In/Check Out
Mother Teresa
Riding the Wave
The Mother of All Shots: The Epidural
The Only Day She'll Pray to Be Constipated
You Have to Go Through Hell Before You Get to Heaven
Where's My Reward?
The Fun Begins!
Things No One Tells You About the Post-Delivery Experience
Slice and Dice
Final Words
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2009

    Strongly recommend for gift giving.

    My daddy-to-be would get bored reading some of MY books about pregnancy, so I ordered him this to see if he would read it. He read it all in one night. The only annoying part is if I try to get out of something because I'm pregnant as an excuse, he will now quote the book. However, it does say in the book that the male should just go with what the pregnant women says sometimes, which makes up for everything.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 13, 2010

    Enjoyable read, will having you laughing.

    I laughed out loud at least 5 times while reading this book. If you're like me & looking for a book to lighten the mood, make sure to read this book cover to cover. Ian does a great job describing events and dialogues with the most colorful language. He shares the stages/aspects of pregnancy through his own story from his & his wife's perspective - but in a way to keep Men entertained and focused. Trust me you'll learn several things, while you laugh your way along the book. The comics/illustrations kept me going. ;) Finished the book in a matter of hours. I couldn't put it down.

    My personal favorites:
    *Comic on Page 22.
    *Excerpt (favorite): "Don't expect more than two hours of sleep at one time. Do expect huge bags under your eyes. They signal your entrance into the world's most exclusive club: fatherhood." Page 82.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2008

    Is this a Joke?

    Nothing says your not a mature enough person to have a child like making a pregnancy into a dick and fart joke. By trivializing the monumental Ian Davis has written a novelty item at best.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2006

    The Perfect Pregnancy Book for the Man

    There IS a book out there for a man about pregnancy. My husband received this book as a gift when I got pregnant, and it's hysterical - but still informative. We sat and laughed about the contents, all the while he was learning some very important pregnancy details.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2003

    Not bad

    There seem to be a slew of these kinds of books on the market these days. This is not one of the best, really. It's not bad, but it's not great either. If you're looking for a 'guy's guide to pregnancy' book that hits the nail on the head, you could either check out Babyhood by Paul Riser or Dada by Michael Crider. Those two books are much funnier and better than this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2002

    Funny in a few places

    Some of the humor is dead-on and makes you laugh, other parts are sort of lowbrow and condescending to women. For a book that's even funnier and maybe a little more clever, try Keeping the Baby Alive till Your Wife Gets Home by Walter Roark. My wife and I both thought it was great. (But it doesn't have any chapters on pregnancy, it starts at home from the hospital.)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2002

    A little slim

    Liked it. Funny. But a little slim. I like Breathe! A Guy's Guide to Pregnancy for pure laughs. And for pure facts, I liked just reading my wife's books, like What to Expect. Nonetheless this one has merit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2001

    About Time!

    Finally, there's a book that can see pregnancy from an expecting Father's point of view. Hilarious insights throughout - in some cases proving the point we really are clueless sometimes. Highly, Highly recommended.

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