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Be Prepared: A Practical Handbook for New Dads Paperback – 21 Jun 2004

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Product details

  • Paperback: 229 pages
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster; 1st Simon & Schuster Paperback Ed edition (21 Jun. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743251547
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743251549
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,199 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Paul Reiser

"New York Times" bestselling author of "Babyhood"

If you're a new dad, keep a copy of "Be Prepared" by your bedside. It's funny, informative, and -- let's be honest -- it's not like you're going to be sleeping anyway.



Paul Reiser"New York Times" bestselling author of "Babyhood"If you're a new dad, keep a copy of "Be Prepared" by your bedside. It's funny, informative, and -- let's be honest -- it's not like you're going to be sleeping anyway.

Paul Reiser "New York Times" bestselling author of "Babyhood" If you're a new dad, keep a copy of "Be Prepared" by your bedside. It's funny, informative, and -- let's be honest -- it's not like you're going to be sleeping anyway.

Paul Reiser New York Times bestselling author of Babyhood If you're a new dad, keep a copy of Be Prepared by your bedside. It's funny, informative, and -- let's be honest -- it's not like you're going to be sleeping anyway.

About the Author

Jeannie Hayden is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer whose clients include Nickelodeon and the American Museum of Natural History.


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No man likes to read the instruction manual and Be Prepared understands this mentality from the get-go.

This book is essentially comedy, with actual education sneakily inserted into every page. From the ugly reality of what a newborn really looks like (more like an evil changeling than a photogenic bundle of sweet-smelling cuteness) to the great pacifier debate and the sexless months in store for all new parents, this down-to-earth collection of tips are really pretty handy for any father-to-be.

It's even worth a look for experienced parents... Although most of the info will already be known, the achingly familiar problems (and their solutions) will raise a smile.

I bought this book as part of a New Daddy Survival Kit for my husband - including strong alcohol, ear-plugs and a home-made voucher for 'Two Nights in a Row of Uninterrupted Sleep.' All of these things are, in my opinion, essential for a new dad and this book makes the must-have list as well.
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I love this book and give it out as gifts to any of my guy friends who are expecting. It is just the right amount of humour and lightheartedness amongst quite a scary prospect and avoids all the annoying guilt found in most parenting books.
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My husband read this cover to cover. It is informative yet fun. It is very much an American book (diapers, baseball etc) but still mostly relevant and useful. Not a joke book, it is genuinely useful. Not the only book you will ever need, but its a good start. I'd buy other books by same author.
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This book was brilliantly written and although the illustrations were a bit passe (could do with some modernisation) and some of the terms were American - this book was exactly what my husband needed to humourously prepare him for fatherhood without making him feel absolutely out of his depth or stupid.
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I bought this book as a gift for my husband and actually found it extremely useful for myself as well. It's very practical, full of little tips that you aren't going to find in What to Expect, like "how to change a diaper while the baby's standing". The illustrations are also hilarious. Highly recommended for new parents.
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I bought this book for a new Dad in my office (Secret Santa gift) based on the high rating it had received. He was delighted and found the tips and ideas fascinating. I would happily recommend this book to anyone.
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Very easy for reading and very helpful.

I'm going to be a father and wanted to have something I can rely on when I don't know what to do. That's the book for it. Important stfuf said in a very funny way.
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A funny enjoyable read.
Perhaps not received in the best of condition.
Would recommend as a novelty gift for a new dad.
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