• Babies and Other Hazards of Sex

  • How to Make a Tiny Person in Only 9 Months, with Tools You Probably Have around the Home
  • By: Dave Barry
  • Narrated by: Arte Johnson
  • Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dave Barry exposes natural childbirth for what it is: a pop phenomenon of the 1960's that, along with paisley bell-bottoms and creative sideburns, deserves a rest. His new book gives parents-to-be the hard facts they need. He examines the new federal law requiring prospective fathers to free themselves from their self-made macho prison - to laugh, cry, love and just generally behave like certified wimps.

Barry reveals, for the first time, the secret chant for painless childbirth. He also reveals why no secret chant could possibly take a woman's mind off the fact that she is in such pain, that she wants a gigantic comet to crash into the earth and kill her and her husband and the doctor and the nurses and everyone else in the world.

©2000 Dave Barry (P)2009 Phoenix

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The perfect Birth Control

In true Dave Barry fashion. he has left me in stitches and not ever wanting to have children around.

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This is a hilarious book that I think is read quite well, however the recording quality is extremely poor. The sound goes in and out and at best is very quiet. A real disappointment.

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Somewhat Funny, Generally Amusing, but Not Great

I'm lukewarm about Dave Barry books, which have been a hit or miss to me, but this one is more of a hit than a miss.
It is over pretty quickly, made me laugh enough times, and was generally amusing. Its not a comedy spectacular. But it kept my interest during 2-3 days of dog walks and was never a chore to listen to. It felt like it was over too soon, a good sign. But I find it hard to make a strong recommendation about it.

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I knew all this - I have 3 kids

Very true and very funny story about having and raising children.
Well written and Arte Johnson does a great job crying like a baby.

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I smiled a lot!

This is a short piece, 1 ½ hours. I’ve heard these things before, but it’s fun to hear Dave’s take. Example: a baby’s purpose in life is filling diapers and putting disgusting things in his mouth.

Audiobook narrator Arte Johnson was good.

Genre: humorous essays