The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood

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When it comes to your new baby, everyone from Dr. Spock to Dr. Brazleton has an armful of advice. But no one's delivering any tips on how you can care for yourself. Now, four-time delivery room veteran Vicki Iovine answers your questions, calms your fears, and cracks you up as only a girlfriend can, with straight advice and hilarious observations on...

"Baby euphoria": Is it a mind-altering drug?

"Husband? What Husband?": Taking care of the big baby, as well as the little baby

"I Want My Old Body Back!": What you can fix and what you can't

"The Droning Phenomenon": The inability to discuss anything but your baby for more than thirty seconds

"Do I Have to Become Carol Brady?": Conquering your fear of being a less-than-perfect mother

"Competitive Mothering": Coping with know-it-alls, finger-pointers, and others who try to "Out-Mom" you

NOTE: Pausing to read this book may be the only selfish thing you do all year, since you'll have time for nothing else!

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Just had a baby? Lie down, rest your weary womb, and muster up a rousing cheer! (Shh! Don't wake the baby!) Now, from the author of The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy, comes the book all new moms have been waiting for, whether they know it or not. Vicki Iovine talks turkey ... and stitches, and weight loss, and depression, and sex (trying it for the first time after labor and delivery? "Inebriate and Lubricate"). Vicki--yeah, I know I'm calling her by her first name but after reading this book you'll be on a first-name basis with her, too--is funny, informative, and utterly (udderly?) irreverent. New mothers have never had it so good.

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If you need a good laugh while suffering the sleep-deprived delirium of life with a newborn, then the Girlfriends' Guide isjust the thing. In addition to being packed with important advice and insider survival tips, Iovine's terrific sense of humor separates this set from traditional books for new mothers. The recording quality is remarkably clear, and Iovine's voice is easy on the ears, though perhaps a bit too gentle for the hilarious sarcasm that balances her sound advice. Without a doubt, this tape will elicit hearty chuckles from the listener and will be passed from girlfriend to girlfriend. E.W.S. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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