What to Expect When You're Expected

A Fetus's Guide to the First Three Trimesters

By David Javerbaum; Mike Loew (Illustrator)
Spiegel & Grau, Paperback, 9780385526470, 197pp.

Publication Date: October 13, 2009

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This new second edition is filled with the latest, most accurate wombhood information, including comforting answers to hundreds of questions, such as
- "My mother just took a sip of white wine. Am I going to end up looking like some Chernobyl baby now?"
- "So far Mommy is spending most of her pregnancy in a state of stress, anxiety, and depression. Which one should she focus on?"
- "I'm kicking as hard as I can, but Mom says it feels like 'butterflies fluttering.' Am I doing something wrong?"
- "Why do my parents blast Mozart at me every night right when I'm trying to sleep? ?"
- "To the nearest hundred, how many people should Mommy invite to my birth?

About the Author
David Javerbaum is a former head writer and executive producer of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart". He is the coauthor of that show's bestsellers, "America: The Book" and "Earth: The Book", and author of the pregnancy parody "What to Expect When You're Expected".

Mike Loew has been the Graphics Editor for The Onion since 1995. He was a co-author and produced the graphics for The Onion's New York Times #1 bestseller Our Dumb Century and is the author of Tough Call.

Praise For What to Expect When You're Expected

"This story has it all— perfect pacing, organic character development, a plot that truly thickens, and a shock ending you literally won't see coming until the final spellbinding moments!" —Publishers Trimesterly

"I am in receipt of your check for $20. Here is the positive blurb you requested." —Stephen King 

"Swim, don't wriggle, up your nearest Fallopian tube and land on a copy today!" —The New York Pre

"I'm as sure that this book is terrific as I am that, notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research is not an infringement of copyright!" —The Copyright Act of 1976, § 107 

"I wish you'd never been born! (Without reading this, that is!)" —Your father

Wednesday, Oct 21, 2009

Billed as "a fetus' guide to the first three trimesters," What to Expect When You're Expected, by Daily Show writer David Javerbaum, is a tongue-in-cheek take on life in utero. More at NPR.org

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