Monday, January 23, 2012

Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth, by Jenny McCarthy

Barnes & Noble

Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. 

Not Jenny McCarthy! In the New York Times best-selling Belly Laughs, actress and new mother Jenny McCarthy reveals the naked truth about the tremendous joys, the excruciating pains, and the unseemly disfigurement that go along with pregnancy. Never shy, frequently crude, and always laugh-out-loud funny, McCarthy covers it all in the grittiest of girlfriend detail. From morning sickness and hormonal rage, to hemorrhoids, pregnant sex, and the torture and sweet relief that is delivery, Belly Laughs is must-read comic relief for anyone who is pregnant, who has ever been pregnant, is trying to get pregnant, or, indeed, has ever been born!

Um. Where do I begin? I have heard for years that this is the cutest, funniest, BEST little book about pregnancy. Yeah, no. Jenny McCarthy is her typical loud-mouth annoying self, just in print form. The writing is juvenile (not that I expected anything great from her) and I couldn't finish it in one sitting because I had to take breaks from boredom. I was so underwhelmed with this book. Maybe it's because I've already given birth twice.

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