Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion; the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. No woman is spared these discomforts and humiliations, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! Belly Laughs reveals the naked truth about pregnancy ...
Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion; the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. No woman is spared these discomforts and humiliations, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy! Belly Laughs reveals the naked truth about pregnancy and childbirth: the tremendous mood swings, he excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with the process. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all with her signature wit and in the grittiest of girlfriend detail.
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This book produces some laughs throughout, and does cover some things people don't talk about! But it was also a little unusual...not what was expected. It was more like funny short stories rather than informative (which is what it seemed to be from reading the synopsis). There is also a lot of swearing and detailed stories of sexual things (more detailed than I would have expected!). It seemed like they'd be articles in Cosmo magazine...only about being pregnant!
Funny? Yes. Very informative and useful for learning about pregnancy? Not so much.
Sep 18, 2008
Its worth a read
this book says it all and its the truth, exact ally how we feel and thing we experience. i loved it.
May 2, 2007
Laugh out loud funny. Jenny McCarthy talks about embarrasing things that happen to almost every pregnant woman. It made me not worry so much about all of the weird things that are happening to my body during my first pregnancy. I read it in 2 days, then passed it on to my another of my newly pregnant friends.
Publishers Weekly, 2004-03-01 McCarthy, 1994 Playmate of the Year, actress (Scream 3; Baywatch; etc.) and former host of MTV's Singled Out, gave birth to her first child in 2002. Her pregnancy wasn't pretty-and she wants to tell readers all about it. At the outset, she tells them, "If you bought this book, you are already aware of my frankness when it comes to certain things-anatomy and bodily functions among them. If someone gave this book to you as a gift and you've never heard of me, apologies to you!" She goes on to recount the nitty-gritty of pregnancy in all its gory detail, covering morning sickness, hormonal rage, cravings, hemorrhoids, "engorged" breasts, gas, hot flashes, fainting spells, weight gain, acne, water retention and, finally, labor. McCarthy is undeniably crass but funny, and her candor and self-deprecation are refreshing. Each brief, chatty chapter focuses on a different-and awful-facet of pregnancy, with McCarthy relating personal anecdotes and usually winding down by reassuring women they're not alone. McCarthy's tales are, for the most part, a hoot, though they may offend more uptight readers. For example, in the beginning of McCarthy's pregnancy, she was constipated, so she visited a specialist. In the waiting room, the assistant called her name, and "everyone... looked up in surprise, and I knew what they were thinking: `Jenny McCarthy has butt hole problems?' I was so embarrassed, until I realized that they had no right to be smirking: Those assholes were also there because of their own assholes. I felt better already." (May) Forecast: An author tour, 20-market radio satellite tour and national advertising should generate sales. The book's cover bears a photo of McCarthy sporting her trademark euphoric grin and blonde hair blowing around her head in sexy waves-which could drive husbands to buy this for their pregnant wives. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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