The New Dad Dictionary (Hardcover)

Everything He Really Needs to Know - from A to Z

By Chris Illuminati

Adams Media, 9781440585234, 224pp.

Publication Date: April 3, 2015

List Price: 14.99*
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Description

Parenting techniques and theories--on Dad's terms!

Are you ready for cluster feedings and cradle cap? How about meconium and jaundice? With The New Dad Dictionary, you no longer have to page through parenting tomes to understand what everyone is talking about. From engorgement to independent play, author Chris Illuminati offers a crash course in today's parenting language, guiding you through the foreign territory of doctor visits, magazines, and conversations with Mom. Featuring hundreds of real-life explanations for popular words and phrases, each entry not only translates these textbook terms into plain English, but also teaches you what changes to expect from your baby--and Mom--during this time.

So stop banging your head against the wall and discover everything you need to know about raising your child with The New Dad Dictionary!


About the Author

Chris Illuminati is a writer, humorist, and dad. He's the creator of the popular parenting blog Message With a Bottle. When he's not making fun of parenting issues on Post-It notes, Chris is a senior editor for Guyism.com. You can visit him online at http: //messagewithabottle.tumblr.com and www.chrisilluminati.com.


Praise For The New Dad Dictionary: Everything He Really Needs to Know - from A to Z

"A very funny but educational bad-ass book.... If you're a new dad, or about to become a new dad you should totally get this book." --The Bloggess

"Required for any new parent. The New Dad Dictionary is a combination of desk top reference guide to some of the more esoteric parenting terms as well as a collection of hilarious insight into the world of being a dad." --Geekadelphia

"The New Dad Dictionary provid[es] genuinely helpful advice without getting overly clinical, and with enough humor to keep you wanting to read more.... If you're going to become a new dad imminently...having this book by your side...will help make the transition easier." --GeekDad.com

"New dads now have one handy guide to help them figure out the difference between meconium and Mongolian spots. They can read textbook definitions and cheeky 'dadfinitions,'...and, of course, keep their sanity and good humor intact." --Parents.com

"Be sure to take this book with you to every parenting class that you are going to. The great thing about The New Dad Dictionary is that it gives you the real definition of the word then it gives you the dadfinition. If you are a new dad or having your second, third or twenty-third, you are going to want to buy The New Dad Dictionary by Chris Illuminati." --The Rookie Dad

"Anybody that puts the focus on their kids and adds a dash of humor is alright by me. When Chris uses personal stories and experience for the breakdowns the book shines and feels genuine. His commentary in many of the examples are identical to my own reactions, which made me laugh. It is nice to have a book written in a male tone for a male audience." --BabyCenter

"Humorist Chris Illuminati offers fellow fathers a crash course in today's parenting language and spells it out in real-guy talk with a hefty dose of HA-HAs along the way. Along with the humor, dads will gain some valuable know-how about the kinds of changes to expect from their babies--and Mom!--from before birth to the early childhood years." --Nashville Parent

"The New Dad Dictionary gives you everything you need to know to talk the talk of new parenthood." --Babble.com