Full of practical advice for new dad’s-to-be “Dude, You’re Gonna Be a Dad!” by John Pfeiffer is an absolute page turner… and I’m neither pregnant, or a man. I absolutely loved it.
I was asked to review this book and share my opinion about it with my readers. I’m not going to lie – I was dreading it, believing that I was about to be subjected to technical writing and a, dare I say, boring read. Once I received it I was pleasantly surprised and immediately struck by the hilarious book description:
This is a pregnancy book for dads-to-be who hate to read. It serves the duel purpose of being informative and an absolute riotous read.
From John himself:
About the time my wife and I learned we were pregnant with our third child, I realized that my pregnancy threat level—or how panicked I felt internally about having additional children—was only canary yellow instead of Creamsicle® orange. (Or was it the other way around? I was never quite sure which threat level was more, well, threatening.) I wasn’t overwhelmed by that mixture of panic, joy, and bile, and I even skipped my ritualistic calculation of how many years this new baby would push back my retirement. I finally figured out that the joy of fatherhood outweighed the fears and challenges that pregnancy presented. That’s when I decided to write Dude You’re Gonna Be a Dad!: How to Get (Both of You) Through the Next 9 Months (F+W Media, On Sale Now).
So while being a new parent isn’t as serious as, say, war, where hot metal flies by you and there are bombs overhead, there will be heated words flying between parents and stinky diaper bombs exploding all over the house. Parenting is a tough job; it always has been and always will be. Kids require a lot of time and effort, and for once in our lives there isn’t “an app for that.” But if you are willing to give the effort, you can become your child’s favorite superhero. Isn’t that what we all wanted to be when we grew up? Here is your chance, oh, and Happy Father’s Day!
About the Author
John Pfeiffer is the proud father of three and author of Dude You’re Gonna Be a Dad. You can check out his fatherly advice (gripes) and ramblings at DudeYoureADad.blogspot.com and follow him on Twitter at @johnpfeifferdad.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from F+W Media as part of a Book Review Blogger program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”