Book Reviews of Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Belly Laughs The Naked Truth about Pregnancy and Childbirth
Author: Jenny McCarthy
ISBN-13: 9780738210070
ISBN-10: 0738210072
Publication Date: 1/30/2006
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 319 ratings
Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
I loved her no holding back attitude. All of my pregnant friends are reading this and it has been a great ice breaker to all the not so nice parts of pregnancy.
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Helpful Score: 4
This book didn't live up to my expectations. I heard tons of women rave about it and while it was humorous enough, I didn't like McCarthy's close minded views of breastfeeding or birthing naturally sans drugs. I didn't want to expect to read any judgments in this book, and being an emotional pregnant woman already sensitive to my choices for feeding and birthing, I probably would've passed had I known about them.

That said, she's quite honest about many of the dirtier details of pregnancy, so it's nice knowing that even Playmates deal with the same symptoms.
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Helpful Score: 3
A must read for all mom's to be! In this book Jenny goes through her pregnancy and doesn't hold back on things we go through during pregnancy. My husband even enjoyed it!
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Helpful Score: 3
Belly Laughs is hilarious! Jenny is totally honest about even the most embarassing aspects of childbirth. The only bad thing about this book is it is too short! I read it in just over an hour! I highly recomend Belly Laughs!
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed this book. The only problem I had was that I wish it was longer. It's a very funny book, and a great read.
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Helpful Score: 2
THE BEST and most accurate pregnancy book on the market. A must ready for all expectant moms, or at least the ones who appreciate raunchy humor.
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Helpful Score: 1
LOVE this book. When I was pregnant her books were the ONLY ones that I read. Belly Laughs and Baby Laughs were soo soo funny and I couldn't put them down. I think I finished both in a day. I love Jenny McCarthy and she is HILARIOUS! If you are pregnant or have a friend expecting buy her these 2 books. She will love them.
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Helpful Score: 1
In my opinion, this book is a must read if you are pregnant! At times, I found myself laughing out loud with the book. She was very candid and I could relate to many things that she said in the book. I read this book in one sitting when I was pregnant with my son. I would highly recommend this book!
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a fun read. It really gets you laughing at everything your body goes through or does when your prego. It also opens your eyes to things nobody tells you at your ob/gyn or in other pregnancy books.
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Helpful Score: 1
A great book if you want a laugh during your pregnancy. Jenny really does go over all the details of what you think, only you are experiencing!! I found myself laughing out loud at many points in this book. A must for any expecting Mother!
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Helpful Score: 1
So I found out I was pregnant and bought this book. I actually did laugh out loud more than once. I felt a kinship with Ms. McCarthy because I am feeling some of the things she felt and I also hope to never get some of the things she did.

I love how truthful and just open she is about everything, I like the truth flat out instead of sugarcoated and Ms. McCarthy does that for you.

Its a light, cute, read and I was very happy I bought this one because it made me feel a bit less alone than I've been feeling as of late. I will definitely pick up more books by her if she writes them.
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Helpful Score: 1
this was a funny book to read while pregnant. very mainstream and not an informational book, but humourous; helped to keep ypur sense of humor about pregnancy
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Helpful Score: 1
I give this one five stars because had I been pregnant and read this I would have loved it.
My neighbor kept telling me that this is the funniest book in the world and that I really need to read it and so I did...I did find myself laughing a few times but I do beleive my neighbor must have been preggers when she read this because it just did not have the same effect on me as it did her.
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Helpful Score: 1
I guess I had really high expectations of this book because of the things I had heard. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed it, but it just didn't live up to what people said. I never laughed out loud or anything like that...but I really did find myself nodding my head at times because I had gone through the same thing. A great read if you are looking for a more honest and non-medical look at your pregnancy. After all...you can only read so many medical books before your head starts to spin, right?
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Helpful Score: 1
very funny, and the best way to describe the experiences through pregnancies
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I enjoyed the book. It provided a comic look at pregnancy.
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Fast read but funny, raw and to the point. Great pick me up for the bad days of pregnancy, when you just feel completely miserable and uncomfortable.
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This book is fantastic - I laughed until I cried (although that could have been the pregnancy hormones). Jenny McCarthy spares no details sharing the difficulties of pregnancy, but does it with a liberal dose of laughter.
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In my opinion this book is a must have for any pregnant woman! Its not the extra informative style reading you may be used to in typical books, but thats what makes this book a great read. I found myself laughing aloud every single chapter! Pregnancy is hard, so why not read something light hearted about it to lift your spirits, it worked for me!
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Very funny, but full of exaggerations. A good read for any mommy to be.
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This book is great...it tells it like it is!!
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Pregnancy isn't always full of laughs.. but this book will make you giggle about all the trials of having a baby!
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whenever I needed a chuckle when I was pregnant which was often i would puck up this book, i read some parts over and over again!
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Another fun read by Jenny McCarthy. I found myself laughing out loud at the "joys" of pregnancy symptoms. This is a great read to recommend to first time moms. She definitely shares all those not so fun moments of pregnancy!
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It was just a fun, cute book...an easy read.
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I gave it as a gift to my newly pregnant daught in law, but read it first. Enjoyed it! It was humorous and enjoyable!
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Great find for mommies-to-be! Jenny will make anyone else's pregnancy seem tame by comparison!
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Very, very funny. Just what you need when you're having trouble finding ANYTHING amusing about pregnancy!
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Too funny! Really helped me get some good laughs in during that dreaded morning sickness
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Very funny and true!
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Funny book.
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Hilarious! I laughed soooo hard! I want to read her new book now about post natal life!
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Cute book. Super quick read. I only recommend reading this once you have symptoms to relate to. It's funnier that way.
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Very entertaining and made me feel a little less crazy with everything that's going on, and of course everything that's to come!
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Funny, but not very informative. I enjoyed reading about one woman's experience with pregnancy--even if that woman's experience as a celebrity is far from my own.
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A lighthearted look at the horrors of pregnancy from former Playmate McCarthy. A quick read, but not terribly deep or informative if you've read any of the excellent prepping for childbirth books out there, such as "What to Expect When You're Expecting." Sometimes the narrative left me wondering, "God, she's not really THAT dumb, is she?"
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5th time grandma, I was posting this for my daughter along with all her other pregnancy books (she says this is an only child). Belly Laughs is fun, common sense and really does tell you how it is. It's quick to read and pulls no punches. She talks with
humor about all the things you really don't think will happen, but most likely will. The list for husbands at the back belongs on his must read list!

I do recommend this for first time pregnant moms or anyone with a close family member expecting a baby. Dads would benefit a lot from reading this, and since the author is
such a hottie and the book is short, maybe dad's can tear themselves away from the TV remote to learn a thing or two about what to expect!
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Some cute stores, but not my type of humor.
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Great book!
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A good quick read.
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SO FUNNY! A must read for expecting moms.
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This is a dang good book, a whole new look at pregnancy and funny, I hurt for all the laughing I did while reading it.
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Funny! Her best in my opinion.
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I did not find this funny at all. She seemed whiny and bitchy. She way over-exagerated almost everything about pregnancy. Waste of time!
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Great book about pregnancy! Jenny McCarthy is hysterical. Just a shame that her marriage did not last.
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Did not like all the foul language in it.
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Funny...although I would not advise anyone to follow on her steps...it didn't do very well to her marriage :)