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Babies & Other Hazards of Sex: How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have Around the Home

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Barry exposes natural childbirth as a pop phenomenon of the 1960s that, alongwith bell-bottoms and sideburns, deserves a rest.

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Published February 1st 1993 by Phoenix Books, Inc (first published 1984)
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Sean Halpin
A must read for anyone considering having children.
Love my Dave Barry. I think I read every book he ever published, though some before I started keeping my book journal. Warning, reading Dave Barry at a music concert in a nice Princeton recital hall comes with the danger of audibly snorting and disturbing those around you. I was a multi-tasking child, and well prepared for my future college job as a stage manager at the School of Music during which I would sit backstage and again read books instead of paying attention to the music.
This book is hysterical, and it's because it's exaggerated truth. Anyone who has or works with kids knows how dead on Dave Barry is in this book. My favorite was when he explained how to keep children from eating disgusting things they pick up off the floor. (Lure them away with something even more disgusting.)
Jane Stewart
I smiled a lot!

This is a short piece, 1 hours. I’ve heard these things before, but it’s fun to hear Dave’s take. Example: a baby’s purpose in life is filling diapers and putting disgusting things in his mouth.

Audiobook narrator Arte Johnson was good.

Unabridged audiobook length: 1 hrs and 34 mins. Swearing language: I don’t recall any. Sexual content: none, other than jokes about sperm and eggs. Book copyright: 1984. Genre: humorous essays.
I devoured all of Dave Barry's stuff in high school and college, but I haven't read him in years. Now that I have a baby of my own, I remembered a lot of his jokes about babies from 30 years ago. So I reread the book, which is still pretty good. (Although not quite as hilarious as I remember.)
Tim Williams
Not bad. I don't read this type of book hardly ever but the title pulled me in and I have had friends who just loved his humor. Its funny but not over the top. For me it got old around the middle.
Maria Dudley
Read this a long time ago, but I loved it and all of Dave Barry's books.
Don't judge me. I needed to laugh and do the opposite of thinking :)
Bobbi Weiss
I don't have kids, myself. But this told me all I need to know!!
This book is hilarious. Dave Barry manages to narrate the first three years of raising a child without being offensive to virtually any parenting style or birthing preference, which is a tricky tightrope to walk. I laughed out loud a LOT. An easy, quick read.
It was a cute read. Although, I'm way past having more children (closer to grandparenthood... and I'm hoping that is in the distant future) But I did get a kick out of a lot senerios in this book.
My parents were given this book as a gift while pregnant with me. It will always be dear to my heart.

You must read this for a laugh or two. Then you should go bowling.
This was written in the 80s/early 90s, so the information is a little dated. But, birthing/parenting hasn't really changed that much, so it's still pretty funny.
Had to pull over and stop the car because hubby and I were laughing sooooo hard! A MUST read for anyone who is pregnant!!!!
Read it as part of the book Dave Barry's Guide to Life.

While parts were funny, it was too crude for my tastes.
An outrageously funny account of the shocking nature of first time parenthood. Take it to your next baby shower.
Gina Mora

Hilarious, but you might not want to read it until your child is 3 and you can see the humor in it.
Apr 05, 2010 Marlena marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
No babies here yet. Just thought this looked funny and wanted to remember to check out at BN sometime.
Dave Barry is really funny and this is a good book for anyone who plans to have or has ever had a baby.
Man, I love this author. This book is absolutely hilarious. I want to read some of his others.
Before children: This book is kinda dopey, not really funny. After children: It's hilarious.
Stephen Snyder
Very Humorous!!! Excellent book. Thank you Franklin Public Library for the loan.
there was a few funny parts. not as many as I expected.
Dave Barry is always entertaining and a quick read.
Jean Doolittle
Funny book--in this case, painfully funny!
Hilarious, a must read for all expectant parents.
Cute articles, poor sound quality
Cassettes. Listened With The Kids.
Huma Rashid
Standard Dave Barry fare. :D
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Dave has also written a total of 30 books, although virtually none of them contain useful information. Two of his books were used as
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