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Paperback , pages. More Details Other Editions 1. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about From Dude to Dad , please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Sep 23, Jeffrey Mervosh rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Well, I feel prepared. View 1 comment. Jul 01, Jared Bercea rated it really liked it. Jun 06, James rated it it was ok. Too simple and plain for what I was looking for.
I gave up as I found myself just not interested and skipping ahead. Jun 19, Frank Hood rated it did not like it. Far better books out there that are oriented toward guys. Plenty of important information is missing, especially on the medical side. May 03, Steven rated it it was ok Shelves: , advice. I either have too much common sense or am not a selfish, self-serving individual. It's full of cliches and expected answers and really doesn't break open the idea of being a parent.
With that being said, there are brief moments where it is useful. Jun 20, Jordan Munn rated it liked it. Schtick gets a little much at times, and the book is less about conveying lots of factual information and more about discussing the mindset of a guy as partner in this particular situation. Jan 18, Dave rated it liked it. I would have thought this book was much better if I was 18, but I'm a little better prepared now. Apr 12, Byambasuren rated it really liked it. It is not quite about informing you how to be a dad from a dude.
It is about preparing you to adjust yourself for the incoming role. I found it useful to read especially when your lady is pregnant because as I said, it depicts how your life as a man will adjust to father's lifestyle. The author will interact with you through the whole book. Thus, you might relate to what he wrote, but in my case, it was completely blank since I wasn't going to become a dad in the following 9 months, though you mi It is not quite about informing you how to be a dad from a dude. Thus, you might relate to what he wrote, but in my case, it was completely blank since I wasn't going to become a dad in the following 9 months, though you might enjoy the book because of the author's sense of humor that he explained pregnancy from a totally different perspective, and reading it informed me about pregnancy and was so much fun.
Apr 19, Ray rated it liked it. Simple, short, sweet and entertaining. Easy read for a potential dad that wants to get their feet wet. There's a good amount of info for someone that knew nothing about pregnancy.
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Pegula adds lots of his own stories, many for entertainment. Main point is to make your partner's life as easy as possible since she's going through a lot, physically and emotionally. You may want to do more research than just reading this book. Feb 02, Russell rated it liked it. Went through this book right after our firstborn arrived and found the latter half to be helpful. Granted that was the part that discussed where I was at in the pregnancy.
Aug 06, Pat rated it really liked it. This one is more about your role as father and partner to Mom, being supportive and staying in check when things get stressful. Not so much the nuts and bolts and data. I definitely was a better partner to my wife during her pregnancy because of this book.
Sep 13, Marcus Greene rated it really liked it. This was great to calm the emotional uncertainties of being a first-time expectant father. This was a very informative, and enjoyable, book about what to expect for soon-to-be dads. I'd definitely recommend it for anyone at this particular stage in their life! Jul 10, Jacob rated it it was ok. Some books you don't read for fun.
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Feb 24, Sean rated it liked it. Solid starting point and overview book. I'm a grammar Nazi so the typos really killed me. Apr 28, Shawn Sotheran rated it did not like it. The book was written by someone's who's job title is aspiring actor. And it shows! Jan 19, Harrison Bowlin rated it liked it. Often funny, interesting perspective and good keys to being a good dad and husband. Dec 28, Rod Hilton rated it really liked it. I have consistently written a short little review of every book I've read for the last few years, and I'm not willing to let this one break my streak.
The problem is, I usually read programming books, and I've read hundreds of them so I have a lot to compare to, and thus my reviews of programming books are pretty well informed. However, this is my second "new dad" book and, I dunno, it's fine I guess? I just have little frame of reference here. I learned some stuff, it's good good advice, and it' I have consistently written a short little review of every book I've read for the last few years, and I'm not willing to let this one break my streak.
I learned some stuff, it's good good advice, and it's easy to read. I basically have no idea what I'm doing as a first-time-father-to-be, so any advice is good. It's a low bar. There's a lot of breadth here, it covers every trimester as well as the first few weeks with the new baby, which is good. A lot of these books only focus on the pregnancy itself which, yeah I like being helpful to my wife, but it's kind of her thing and I'm not super involved.
In fact, I found that I had to stop reading this book immediately before bed, as it would give me anxiety that would cause me to wake up and be unable to sleep. The book didn't relax me at all, quite the opposite. I appreciate all the "heads up" type moments the book conveyed, but relaxation was a distant memory while reading. Anyway, it's pretty good.
Readable, kind of funny, short, useful. It's a new dad book. Sep 09, Royce rated it it was ok. Good luck keeping a straight face. From football-shaped grills to fish-shaped flasks, these unexpected finds are the perfect surprise. These unique bamboo rayon bed sheets are engineered to transfer body head two times more effectively than cotton sheets, so Dad can stay cool and comfy all night long. The kids can even help with this one by decorating the labels. The dad who enjoys a nip or two while fishing obviously needs a large fish-shaped flask.
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