Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Improbable Grace, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler. As she navigates life with her existentially curious and heartbreakingly sweet three-year-old, and her doozy of a pregnancy, she lends her irresistibly unique voice to the secret thoughts and fears of parents everywhere. Filled with quirky warmth and razor-sharp wit, Waiting for Birdy captures the universal wonder, terror, humor, and tenderness of raising a family.

On the web: http://www.babycenter.com,  http://www.parentcenter.com

 

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Review: Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family

User Review  - Chrysta - Goodreads

Hi - freakin - larious. LOLed all the way through it and yet it's also quite poignant. Many astute observations on motherhood, and many of those are ones most of us would never dare give voice to. Has a few random swears but overall just a really great read. Read full review

Review: Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the Wild Magic of Growing a Family

User Review  - Talli Roland - Goodreads

Love love LOVE this book! An unromanticized, down to earth account of a mother with one child, awaiting the birth of another. Fantastic. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Catherine Newman is the author of the column “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy” on babycenter.com. A contributing editor of Family Fun Magazine, her work has been published in numerous anthologies.

On the web: http://www.babycenter.com, http://www.parentcenter.com

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