Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Handbook for the Freaked-Out New Dad

I don't know why no one thinks of the dad when a couple gets pregnant. People always concentrate on the mom and think the dad does nothing. And they would be right because NO ONE HAS EVER TOLD THEM WHAT TO DO BEFORE.

Written by comedian and filmmaker Chris Mancini ,with a foreward by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor of Baby on Bored, hilarious chapter titles like My Baby Is Crying. Help Me and I See a New Mother, but Where the Hell Did My Wife Go? make this book as original as it is funny.

One of my favorite quotes is "You know that voice in your head that says 'You really shouldn't say that' right before you say something? Mine is broken." A man who can admit when he's making a mistake? WE LOVE THIS GUY.

Check out Chris's website and if you want to buy a signed copy of his book (as well as Stefanie's), head over to Comedy Film Nerds. You can also pick it up at your local book store.

Buy it for the guy who is over his head and under his wife, or maybe the other way around. Wherever he is, he'll thank you for getting him the Cliff Notes to his new life.

15 comments:

  1. A man who can admit when he's making a mistake?

    You know that goes against all that is right and holy.

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  2. Where was that book 16 years ago...Damn Dr. Spock did nothing to help him or me! Going to check it out!

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  3. Fantastic - think I might place a bulk order for all of the new Dads I know!

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  4. This is a great for all new Dads. So happy I'm no where near that stage.

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  5. Is it too late for Tightwad to read it?

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  6. This would have been helpful to me about 18 years ago. But now I'm all forget being helpful to new dads, everyone else had to figure it out all by themselves and they can, too. :0)

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  7. Anonymous12:48 PM

    I will admit it. I am horrible and have never had/wanted children. I am glad there are youngsters, as otherwise who would be the waiters/waitresses of tomorrow? I miss the 747 aircraft because children weren't allowed in the upstairs part, usually insuring a fabulous flight. And the piano bar wasn't bad either.
    Aloha,
    MJ

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  8. Chris said this was a great review.

    You have almost 300 followers

    I think I've gain at least 3 pounds.

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  9. That quote is hysterical. Someone needs to put that on a shirt.

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  10. I don't currently know any "new" dads or "soon to be new" dads ... but when I see one ... I'll pop right over and get one of these books for him!

    brilliant!

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  11. methinks ye meant 'foreword' there! ;) lol

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  12. Yeah, all my friends are divorcing the dads. Gotta book for that?

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  13. Looks like a good one. I think my son-in-law needs one. Wait, ALL four of my SILs need that book. I'm on it.

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  14. Ha HA. "Where did my wife go?" Brilliant! Sounds great.

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  15. Thanks to Suzy and everyone for all the support. May you all have valid credit cards. Cheers

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