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Don'T Make ME Stop This Car Paperback – 25 Jun 2001

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st Fireside Ed edition (25 Jun 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0684868946
  • ISBN-13: 978-0684868943
  • Product Dimensions: 14.1 x 1.6 x 21.3 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,330,167 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dr. Joyce Brothers Al Roker...hits the touchstone of being a modern parent -- the awe you feel as your child grows, coupled with how quickly you become your own mom or dad. The scientific term is "love." A funny, warm, truthful book that every parent can relate to.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Always liked you I think I love you! 3 Jun 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The most enjoyable read I've had in a long time! I always respected and enjoyed Al as our local weatherman on the local NBC news - this the THE man you always trusted to tell you the REAL weather..well after reading the book..this is the man you're going to trust telling you about REAL life too. The candor he expresses with regard to the medical profession.. the arbitrary nature of health insurance..adoption..divorce..marriage..racism are but a few topics covered in this book. It enlightened made me laugh and cry..but more than made me want the book to never end. This is more than a "celebrity fluff" book. Run..don't walk and get this book..for yourself..and share it with anyone you love.
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Great Book But Marketing Created False Expectations 1 July 2000
By "frankonard" - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Al Roker has created an enchanting and captivating book about fatherhood. Unfortunately, only the second half of the book is about what one would expect -- raising children.
The first half of the book is all about pregnancy, which is an interesting topic, but certainly not what one expects when reading a book marketed as a great "Father's Day" book.
Despite that criticism, I feel that the novel is a good read for those who wish to read a book about fatherhood.
The novel contained a wonderful defense of adoption during Roker's discussion of his parents' choices in parenthood. Al Roker's parents adopted three children. Roker has an adopted daughter. As a fellow proponent of adoption, I was happy to read a book in which adoption is shown in a very postive light.
Due to this positive portrayal of adoption, I was somewhat saddened to hear that the Catholic League had lambasted this book for Roker's inappropriate remarks about a certain fertility drug made by the Vatican using nuns. It would be wrong to worry that this book is negative towards Catholicism.
Therefore, I strongly recommend this book to the curious father-to-be or to anyone who is interested in the modern father. My choice of four stars is due to my disapproval of how the novel was advertised and packaged.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Honest yet hysterical 2 May 2000
By Todd Matthews - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This is true Roker. It isn't often that I laugh outloud and re-read a line to laugh yet again aloud. This book is both touching and very funny... to experience the pregnancy, fatherhood, and interactions with others through Roker's eyes. This book is on my Father's Day list for sure! Highly enjoyable.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Al Roker: Don't Make Me Stop This Car 20 Jun 2000
By John Camper - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Sorry to disagree with the other reviews, but this is undoubtedly the most boring book I have ever read. No offense to Mr. Roker...I really like the guy, so I'm especially disappointed. I heard him on the radio promoting the book, and he was a riot. So what happened? We've all been cornered by the well-meaning, but incredibly self-absorbed young couple that wants to tell us, blow by blow, every detail of their pregnancy and delivery. Well, that's exactly what this book does to you...Corners you, bores you, and finally lets you go, with regret that you wasted so much money on the book. Sorry gang, but this book was excruciating.
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Humor and heart for parents and children 1 Jun 2000
By Alan - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Al Roker has always been one of my favorite television personalities. He never fails to brighten my morning and get my day off to a snappy start (no matter the weather). I am not a parent (though my partner and I would like to adopt one day), but when and if the time comes, this book will be close at hand. It's heartening to know there are broadcast journalists out there who can communicate humor and heart simultaneously.
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