- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Vermilion (6 Jan. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0091900638
- ISBN-13: 978-0091900632
- Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.1 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,458 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fatherhood: The Truth Paperback – 6 Jan 2005
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"I laughed out loud and squirmed with awful recognition. Marcus Berkmann is one of our funniest writers, and he was sent by Heaven - or was it Hell? - to write Fatherhood" (Craig Brown)
"Berkmann is a very funny writer ... the text is laugh out loud funny" (Daily Express)
"Ambitious and substantial ... Berkmann is highly entertaining ... with an anarchic Monty Pythonesque sense of fun" (Alain de Botton Sunday Times)
"The laughs come in every paragraph. A masterpiece about sad, neurotic British fathers" (Sunday Telegraph)
"A man of infinite wisdom and experience when it comes to male parenting in the 21st century ... The daddy of baby guides ... quick-witted ... excellent" (Mail on Sunday)
Letting fathers-to-be know what they're in for and how to cope once they're thereSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
This is a very well written book that manages to combine some really useful information with a great deal of humour. I would consider my 'level' of humour to be relatively highbrow, and I certainly don't go along with the reviewer who felt this treated them as a teenager. As a 34 year old man expecting my first child I felt it was pitched just about perfectly.
He tells things exactly as they are, without trying to preach or force his opinions down your neck. It's refreshing to read something that acknowledges the different attitudes to fatherhood men may have, and doesn't simply assume we are all dreading it and wish we'd 'been more careful'.
Clearly I cannot comment on how accurate some of the content is just yet, as our child does not arrive for a few weeks, but I certainly feel a lot better informed as to what to expect.
Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end - can't recommend it highly enough.
If you are a farther to be or already have Children and is intending on buying this book I only ask that you ignore the negative comments some people have left, I feel them to be very unjust and also feel that they don't understand what this book is about and who its aimed at. I can only imagine that the people who left the negative comments brought this or any book as they wanted a clear step by step guide with all the answers on how to act and how to be a parent! As far as I'm concerned if you need a book to tell you exactly how to be a parent . . .you probably shouldn't be having children!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very funny and informative. Have given it to all first time fathers I know and was probably the only book on childbirth and caring for babies I read 6 years ago...Published 1 month ago by Mother-of-Grimstons
great book, lots of laughs at what can be a stressful time in your lifePublished 2 months ago by Chris
After buying a multitude of baby books, this ended up being the one I ended up reading from cover to back. I cannot express enough appreciation to the writer. Read morePublished 5 months ago by fuglis
great book - funny and very useful. I have bought copies for friends!
only issue is Marcus gets a tiny bit preachy on a few things which I don't entirely agree with but... Read more
A good example of British given as a gift for a young friend who is expecting twins. Boy/Girl............Published 11 months ago by Meg T
The wife bought me this book around the 7 month mark as she thought it was quite funny and a good way to ply me with some knowledge before our daughter arrived since all the... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Starbuck84