What to Expect When Your Wife's Expanding

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3rd Edition, US paperback.

What to Expect When Your Wife's Expanding, a play on the title of the book "What to Expect When You're Expecting," is a comedic book about dealing with pregnancy and, to a lesser extent, parenting, from a man's perspective. It was written by Thomas Hill and published in 1993.

The 3rd edition of this book was gifted to me after my wife and I told our friends we were expecting.

Status

I own a third edition paperback copy of this book and have read it.

Review

Good

  • Overall, the book had some useful information and advice to be gleamed.
  • I like that the section of circumcision frankly points out that the arcane tradition is still practiced merely for cosmetic reasons.

Bad

  • The few parts of the book that actually got into the science of pregnancy just mentioned various terms, but didn't give an explaination for what they are.
  • The jokes in the closer actually point out several flaws of the book, namely, how it doesn't even mention the importance of parenting decisions around vaccines and various other topics.

Ugly

  • Far too much of the book was dedicated to humor, and a lot of it was too stereotypical for my tastes. Lots of sportsball and lazy disinterested father jokes.

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