Top critical review
Clever writing but not quite my sense of humor
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2018
I appreciate the concept and approach of this author in writing a book about pregnancy and childbirth. I was really interested in reading something that was more engaging than the traditionally purchased "What to expect" type titles. I found some aspects of the book entertaining - the author has included creative and funny ways to prepare yourself for when your children are here - creating challenges to humorously simulate the experiences you'll have - for example - finding time to go to the bathroom while being interrupted by needy children. She includes interviews with many different couples on their unique childbirth experiences, which I found thoughtful but not very helpful to me. Overall I wound up skipping entire sections with some of these interviews or other information that I felt like I already knew or didn't find relevant to my personal experience. It's a well-written book, I just didn't glean as much practical knowledge as I expected I might.