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From Here To Maternity: One Mother of a Journey [Paperback]

Mel Giedroyc
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Book Description

7 July 2005

'I'm 35 years old. A low-ranking TV personality. Rather immature and carefree, my only responsibility to date has been a guinea pig. All that's about to change. I'm pregnant, and now I've become a cheddar cheese junkie, inseparable from my dungarees. Help!'

Who can Mel turn to?

Pen, her best friend, who is still annoyingly carefree and single, and whose effect on Mel is like an injection of pure caffeine to the system?

Jools, the hippy who recommends basil nosegay for labour pains and placenta pate canapes when entertaining?

Amanda, the well-heeled, pregnant-friend-from-Hell who, only weeks after her textbook delivery, is planning to have her firstborn taught to ski?

Kate, Mel's sister and mother of two, whose offspring are inclined towards dangerous Captain Hook impersonations and sudden mood swings?

Mel's mother, who got Mel through babyhood by way of regular coffee mornings and who impresses on her the importance of portable 1950s baby gear that looks about as foldable as a Transit van?

Dan, the dad-to-be, who suddenly stops going to the pub to concentrate on Mel's dietary requirements and has adopted the sinister habit of always keeping a tape measure attached to his belt?

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (7 July 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091897505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091897505
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 97,143 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"highly polished and intelligent to boot" (The Times)

"Legends in their own lunchtime" (The Guardian)

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Mel Giedroyc's 'mumoirs' - a hilarious and hectic nine-month spiral towards motherhood

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funniest Book Ever 4 Aug 2005
By Karen.
I bought this book early on in pregnancy along with a pile of worthy academic guides. This is the one I've finished - in about 24 hours. The book made me cry laughing. It was hilarious, mirrored my own experiences and made me look forward to the whole thing. Thanks!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Read When Pregnant 21 Aug 2005
I'm not a Mel & Sue fan but this book is fab, I read it when I was pregnant last year and found myself laughing out loud. I will now buy this book for any friends who become pregnant in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 27 Oct 2006
I am currently 25 weeks pregnant and thought this book was hilarious!

I laughed out loud at it from start to finish and found it far more realistic than any of the other pregnancy books I have read. I have a number of friends who are also pregnant at the moment and this book is being passed around them all!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Hilarious! 21 Feb 2006
By A Customer
I have never, ever laughed so much at a book!! My husband get asking me what was so funny as I was literally bent double in parts. It is truly hilarious and will hit home to any woman who is or has been pregnant. A definite read for all mums and mums to be!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 18 July 2005
Great book, I laughed out loud. I'm not even pregnant or ever had a baby, but I loved it. And while I'm on the subject, it's ashame Mel and Sue aren't on our screens any more. They were funny and intelligent, that's what our tvs are missing at the moment.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Didn't raise even a smile 5 Oct 2008
I'm pregnant with my second child, and read the great reviews here. I wanted something that sympathised and revelled in the ghastliness of pregnancy. But you don't get any of that here - a couple of fat jokes, but most of it is the author's presentation of her wacky friends and NCT acquaintances - who are not very funny caricatures. I have to say, even mumsnet threads are quite a bit wittier and quite a lot funnier.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book to make you laugh! 17 Jan 2008
By emjem
This book had me laughing and cringing all the way through, and when I had to put it down all I wanted to do was to pick it up again. I would recommend this book if you are pregnant or not, as it is a fun read.
I loved this book right from the beginning. It has quite short chapters as Mel takes us throughout the weeks up to the birth, talking about how she was feeling and what she was thinking.
This is definitely a must have book for your book collection!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Funny 4 July 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Really enjoyed this book, was really funny and adopts a different approach to other celeb baby diaries on the market. Would recommend for an easy read.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars good old Mel made me feel better when everything else ...
Adore this book, good old Mel made me feel better when everything else made me vom
Published 16 hours ago by StansGal
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book, very funny.
Published 1 month ago by Sharon Getty
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful stuff
whether you are pregnant, already have children or just love Mel (from lunch with mel and sue ) this is a lovely journey to go on. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Elaine Watson
1.0 out of 5 stars Scathing, intolerant and a dangerous view of birth
Funny in parts but generally very scathing and intolerant of people with alternative ideas of pregnancy and birth. Read more
Published on 8 May 2012 by Satchitananda
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st-class read... even for a man
Picked this up just after my wife became pregnant, initially thinking she'd enjoy it.

Of course, having idly picked it up one day and started reading it, I was hooked... Read more
Published on 19 Oct 2011 by James (UK)
4.0 out of 5 stars funny and touching story
This book is funny from the start, you can almost here her voice reading it to you. There are touching sections that set off tears but overall it is more of a funny read,... Read more
Published on 17 April 2011 by ciao baby
2.0 out of 5 stars I had to stop reading before I threw it out of the window
I'm sorry - this is nothing personal against Mel -I've always been a fan -she's on Count Arthur Strong - in what higher regard could I hold her? Read more
Published on 21 May 2010
2.0 out of 5 stars Makes 'The Broons' look like social realism
I'm a big fan of Mel (and Sue!) and think it's a shame she's not on the telly so much these days. She's roughly my age, and I always think of her as the kind of person you can... Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2010 by Harriet the Spy
1.0 out of 5 stars I can't believe how highly this was rated...
Perhaps because I've never been pregnant, I didn't really find much to amuse me in this book - Giedroyc's comedy partner, Sue Perkins, I find is more witty and I wasn't entirely... Read more
Published on 9 Mar 2008 by Bee of Good Cheer
5.0 out of 5 stars must have
Most pregnancy books made me want to cry with all there is to know and remember. This book made me cry with laughter. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2007 by mumtobe
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