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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paul Reiser Narrator: Paul Reiser Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780553752212
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I'm going to be totally honest.  This is not the kind of audiobook that can help you.  It's not a "how-to," a "when-to," or a "what-to-expect."  It's not even endorsed by anyone remotely connected to the medical profession.  (Although a cousin of mine who sells carpeting to doctors' offices not only found it "insightful" and "informative," but felt that, "if properly vacuumed, it should last a lifetime.")

"A fine endorsement," you say.  "But if I have only one audiobook to buy, shouldn't I go for the helpful one?"

Let's compare:

Those "know-it-all" books tell you how to have a happy, healthy pregnancy.  My book mentions a squirrel.

Those books tell you how to care for a newborn child.  My book describes how tired I am.

Those books give you essential information you can use in a life-threatening emergency.  My book has some very amusing anecdotes about poop.

So really, it's up to you.

If you want to be prepared and well-informed, I understand.  But if you enjoy hearing the words "pterodactyl" and "uterus" in the same book, you've come to the right place.


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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shannon | 2/20/2014

    " I read this about 10 years ago because someone had left it laying around at work and I can't stand to see a book go to waste by not being read. It was interesting information from a parents perspective, however I probably did not get all I should have out of the book being that I was about 17 when I read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angel | 2/15/2014

    " If you have a baby you will love this book. Babies have a way of changing your life. Paul gets you laughing about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Travis | 2/11/2014

    " I laughed, I cried, I nodded my head and mumbled "oh, that's so true" many times through this book. Reiser's funny observations about having a baby made it that much funnier when our kids were infants. Just renewing the obvious that with a quick wit and a eye for wonder, there is humorous material all around us. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 2/9/2014

    " Laugh Out Loud. (Perhaps not if you have not had children). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 2/8/2014

    " A good follow up to Couplehood. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann | 2/7/2014

    " I could hear his speech pattern when reading this, he is a funny guy. Wasn't wild about reading about babyhood stages again, but he did it in such a funny way, it had me continuing through. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pacyfa | 2/1/2014

    " Amusing book about babyhood.... picked it up a long time ago when working in US and when watching "Mad about you". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/28/2014

    " Laugh-out-loud funny. So true! We gave this as a "baby" present for several years because we had such fun reading this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 1/18/2014

    " Funny observations on having babies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 1/16/2014

    " Quick, fun, light read-again reads like an episode of Mad About You (when it was good!) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dianne | 12/5/2013

    " This is an enjoyable and entertaining book, although I didn't find it nearly as hilarious as his first book, Couplehood. Perhaps if we experienced pregnancy and parenting an infant, rather than starting with a toddler, it would've been funnier to me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/27/2013

    " Innocuous humor. You can do better than read worn-out stand-up routines. If you're going that route, at least read the stale comedic stylings of this century's comics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine P | 11/27/2013

    " This was a funny and true book about having a baby. Having an 18 month old I had been through just about everything he talked about and he made it funny. However, it doesn't stand out from the many "Isn't having a baby hard" books that are out there. Enjoyed Stephanie Taylor-Wilder's books more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela Simms | 11/18/2013

    " LOL!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shellie | 11/6/2013

    " I loved this book! There are some extremely humerus stories in it any parent can relate to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 10/31/2013

    " Almost as funny as Couplehood :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Camie | 9/21/2013

    " I read this book after reading "Couplehood" by Paul Reiser. I thought this book was hysterical and more so after having a child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Christian | 9/4/2013

    " Not a bad little read, but he didn't actually say much about anything - but he did it in a humorous way so he gets to keep his points. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Go | 8/23/2013

    " This was okay. It had some laughable endearing parenting moments , but not enough. It seemed almost too forced, desperate to get a reaction from the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 6/5/2013

    " "the moisture level in your life increases exponentially" love that line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Atchisson | 4/12/2013

    " I wonder if this one will be as spot-on for me as a father as "Couplehood" was for me as a husband. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 4/7/2013

    " This audiobook, read by the author, had its laugh out loud moments and some just ok parts too. But it was fun to listen to as I await the birth of my second child. Paul Resier humorously chronicles the time from deciding to start a family to the first few months after the birth of the child. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 9/25/2012

    " I laughed out loud reading this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyrone Everett | 7/19/2012

    " his thought processes are uproaringly funny!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 7/4/2012

    " Another funny book. I didn't think it was quite as good as couplehood, but that might be because I can't identify as well with the content. Still very funny. And a short read. Makes it easy to fit in the schedule. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zachary | 4/10/2012

    " It's pretty hard to get Paul Reiser's voice out of your head while reading this. It wasn't even an aduio book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corie Spurling | 12/1/2011

    " Another of my faves. This is a great follow up to "Couplehood". I love the witty way Paul Reiser describes how having a baby changes everything. He's hilarious and so on the mark! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn Nelson | 11/8/2011

    " A sweet humorous observation on the travails of new parents. I thoroughly enjoyed this book closely identifying to many of the situations and problems that he depicts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Reeves | 10/9/2011

    " This was a cute book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 7/9/2011

    " So funny! Laughed all the way through! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/20/2011

    " This is a funny book for anyone who has just had, or is about to have a baby. I read it when my oldest was a toddler, and I really like it. Very funny! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tara | 4/12/2011

    " Hilarious! Laughed out loud...highly recommend for any parents. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/8/2011

    " Wasn't as good as Couplehood. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 6/1/2010

    " Not a bad little read, but he didn't actually say much about anything - but he did it in a humorous way so he gets to keep his points. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charliej | 5/20/2010

    " Five stars may be too much, for an easy read like this, but I laughed out loud and giggled like a little girl. If you have kids, you will most definately get a kick out of Riesers ideas on all things baby!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kaethe | 4/22/2010

    " Innocuous humor. You can do better than read worn-out stand-up routines. If you're going that route, at least read the stale comedic stylings of this century's comics. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shellie | 4/8/2010

    " I loved this book! There are some extremely humerus stories in it any parent can relate to. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 4/3/2010

    " A cheery, funny book. I got it to give to a couple of friends who have a new baby. I hope they like it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amie | 3/6/2010

    " This book is so funny and spot on! Sadly I loaned it to someone years ago and never got it back. But if you get the chance to read it, you will giggle through the whole thing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 2/22/2010

    " Reiser hilariously but accurately describes the difficulties of becoming a parent. In the end, he says that all the pain is worth it. My wife and I both enjoyed this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lisa | 2/5/2010

    " For some reason, I adored Paul Reiser's comedy in high school, so I thought I would revisit this book now that I have a baby. It just didn't seem funny anymore. Maybe his experiences were just more dramatic than mine! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corie | 12/9/2009

    " Another of my faves. This is a great follow up to "Couplehood". I love the witty way Paul Reiser describes how having a baby changes everything. He's hilarious and so on the mark! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/21/2009

    " So, I just reread this after having last read it in high school. I remembered it being funny but not as funny as Couplehood. I figured that it was just because I couldn't really relate to the subject. Definitely funnier the second time around...maybe increased my babyphobia a smidge. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynell | 11/4/2009

    " Light and entertaining, like that tv show that he and Helen what's her name used to be on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 8/28/2009

    " I laughed out loud reading this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shila | 7/3/2009

    " Not as funny as the first. But fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 5/16/2009

    " Funny observations on having babies. "

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