It Could Happen to You: Diary of a Pregnancy and Beyond

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Andrews McMeel Publishing, Sep 2, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 288 pages
Martha Brockenbrough's It Could Happen to You is a delightfully funny diary of the author's own pregnancy through the first year of her daughter's life. It is the perfect antidote to all of the patronizing, horribly dull pregnancy books, which are long on advice and short on laughs.It Could Happen to You began as a column Brockenbrough wrote for the Microsoft Network while she was pregnant. During its tenure on MSN, it was the most widely read column about pregnancy and motherhood on the Internet. It's easy to see why. Brockenbrough's amusing approach to pregnancy and motherhood will strike a chord with experienced moms and the newly pregnant alike, who may wonder, as the author did, "Do I really have to wear maternity clothes?"Throughout the book, Brockenbrough shares her joys and her fears, and asks the questions every new mom wants to know, such as, "Why do old ladies keep telling me my baby is cold?" and shares the realization that "When you're a mother, your guilt light goes off the second you start doing something for you, instead of something for your child." A few not-to-be-missed chapters written by her husband, Adam, such as "A Guy's Guide to Baby Holding," provide a comical male perspective on the whole experience.Refreshingly honest and funny, It Could Happen to You is just right for bolstering the most important tool a new parent has-a sense of humor.

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User Review  - Lindsayg - LibraryThing

This is the diary of the author's pregnancy and her baby girl's first year. I read it almost all in one sitting. It was funny and insightful. Not as good as The Zygote Chronicles by Suzanne Finnamore ... Read full review


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Martha Brockenbrough graduated from Stanford University with degrees in classics and English. At various times, she has worked as a high school teacher, a journalist, and a Web producer. Currently she keeps a weekly on-line journal of family life ( with subscribers in over 16 countries. She also writes an educational humor column for the on-line encyclopedia Encarta. Martha lives in Seattle with her husband, Adam Berliant; daughter, Lucy; dog, Misty; and cats, Spot and Lily.

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