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Book Reviews of Babyhood

Author: Paul Reiser
ISBN-13: 9780688149796
ISBN-10: 0688149790
Publication Date: 8/1997
Pages: 240
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 83 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Written by Paul Reiser, star of NBS's sitcom "Mad About You". This is his second book and he gleefully announces that it is NOT a selfhelp book, not a how-to book, but a book where you can see the word pterodactyl and uterus in the same book! LOL

Cute one - written in an easy to read style.
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Very funny book. I read it before I had a baby and again after. It had a completely different meaning after. Very funny for anyone who has ever had a baby. He puts lots of humor into the everyday things of parenting.
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Too funny
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Very funny!
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I read this many years ago when I had a newborn and remember laughing out loud at times.I loved the sometimes dry humor of P Reiser. You will definitely be able to relate to the areas covered in this book.
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I loved this book! Very funny!
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I read this when I was pregnant- some of the books scared the pee out of me (not that it was that hard toward the end of the pregnancy!) but this one made me laugh and look forward to being a mother.
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paul reiser is an amazing comic. this book is a must have for parents, it just rings true all around.
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This book had my husband and I laughing from cover to cover! As avid fans of his Couplehood book we had to read babyhood. It brings humor to a the new roles you take on being a parent! He's wonderful!
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Fans of television's Mad About You and its star, Paul Reiser, will be delighted with his second foray into the self-deprecating self-help genre. Couplehood, his first book, leads logically to this next phase--Babyhood. In a chatty voice Reiser takes us from the "Maybe someday we'll have kids" step into the deep-sea dive of commitment.

Babyhood begins on an airplane, with Paul and wife blissfully unencumbered by children. They are seated across from the young parents (graying before his eyes) of a terrorizing 2-year-old and a screeching infant. This sobering reality manages magically to pale in a transcendent moment of the baby's bliss, uncomplicated by drool or colic, and the two decide: "Now."

Well, more or less now. First they try to get pregnant, making expeditions to the bookstore to case out the shelves of baby books; then there are the bouncy reflections on who is, after all, cut out to parent ("I don't know if, for example, Mozart actually had kids, but certainly there is no record of him ever leaving the office early to coach Peewee Soccer League"). Later comes the account of sibling rivalry between the newborn and the family dog, and why women make better moms than men. Babyhood manages to provoke thought about the important questions of when and why to have children, many of which are answered in the book's endearing details.
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Very funny. I laughed out loud through most of the book.
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I just Love Paul Reiser!!!
Good Book!!!!
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Funny and touching memoir about becoming a first time parent.
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Very cute! Paul Reiser tells it like it is. I laughed all the way through it.
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Paul Reiser is awkwardly funny in this laugh out loud at some of his experiences with "babyhood."
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My bookcover is different.