Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jan 4, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 304 pages
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Teresa Strasser made her baby a spleen and some eyebrows.
He got her a book deal.

Everyone loves babies-and pregnant women-so TV and radio personality Teresa Strasser decided to use this obsession to her advantage. She came up with a way to provide for her newfound family and help other mommies- to-be with this down- and-dirty memoir about first-time pregnancy.

An award-winning writer, Teresa is achingly honest about the motherhood she begins experiencing at age thirty-eight. With a biting sense of humor and heart, she portrays the tribulations that come with each trimester, from nausea, weight gain, and bladder infections to dealing with those other kinds of pregnant women. (You know the ones. The ones who glow-and gloat about it.)

Exploiting My Baby is a must-read for anyone pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who is just more crazy than baby-crazy. Hopping on a trail pioneered by such lions as Laura Ingalls Wilder, Erma Bombeck, and Tori Spelling, Teresa has no problem using her pregnancy, childbirth and difficult relationship with her own mother for material. It's her blunt and plain-spoken approach to exploiting her family for literary success that sets her apart.

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Review: Exploiting My Baby: Because It's Exploiting Me

User Review  - Amber Ball - Goodreads

Hilarious depiction of the trials of pregnancy. I love that she does not describe pregnancy as a time full of unicorns and rainbows, but something you can relate to and laugh knowing your not alone! Read full review

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User Review  - Lyndsay Leggott - Goodreads

Hilarious! There were so many things in this book that I'm sure ran through my head verbatim during my pregnancy. I love her sense of humor. A quick, light read. Very entertaining! Read full review


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About the author (2011)

Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning television writer and Emmy- nominated television host. Radio audiences know her as Adam Carolla's co-host. As a journalist, she is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and has won several Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year.

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