Now what? Dude, relax; you're going to be fine. But it wouldn't hurt to get a few pointers--a road map of what lies ahead. That's what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. Read more...
Now what? Dude, relax; you're going to be fine. But it wouldn't hurt to get a few pointers--a road map of what lies ahead. That's what this book is for. From Dude to Dad gives you the need-to-know essentials on pregnancy, birthing, and parenthood, and how it's okay to be scared out of your mind. You'll learn what the expecting mom is going through during each trimester, how you can be the best partner and dad-to-be, and how to immediately start bonding with baby. Be prepared for the arrival that will ultimately change your life in the best way possible.
- ISBN-13: 9780399166266
- ISBN-10: 0399166262
- Publisher: Perigee Books
- Publish Date: May 2014
- Page Count: 204
- Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
- Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-04-07
- Reviewer: Staff
Pegula (creator of Diaper Dude, a line of gear for dads) offers a dude-centric guide for expectant fathers. Any man who doesn’t identify himself as a “dude” may not be able to get past being constantly referred to as such or repeated asides about barbecuing or drinking. Dude language may also prove off-putting. Examples range from the silly such as, “I’m not going to get all... Dr. Philish on ya” to crude references to “your wang” and your wife’s “rad new set of jugs.” Men who embrace the “dude” sobriquet and who are planning a family may find some helpful hints in this “Pregnancy 101 from the dude’s point of view.” Pegula hammers home a few main points, chief among them being “it’s not all about YOU anymore.” Listening to your partner and being supportive features prominently, as does remembering whose life will be the most difficult over the next nine months, and providing your mate with compliments and massages. New fathers and fathers-to-be should be ready for new experiences—like housework. An adequate resource for dudes, with discussion of standard pregnancy milestones and baby prep, though nondudes may wish to seek advice elsewhere. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (May)