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New paperback edition of Bring It On, Baby. There are more pregnancy and motherhood advice books out there than you can shake a Clearblue stick at. Most of them are earnest, some of them are finger-wagging, other seemed designed to make you feel guilty every second of the day. This is not one of those books. Written by Zoe Williams, the Guardian journalist behind the hilarious 'Anti-natal' column, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting is a straight-talking corrective to the sea of advice that engulfs pregnant women and new mums. It considers such issues as the overbearing public guidelines on what not to eat or drink, 'women shouldn't be treated like three-year-olds, airily instructed in the way of things with no proper explanation,' weighs up the relative merits of different childcare routines, 'It doesn't make any sodding difference. There are easy babies and difficult babies, and, before you know it, they're no longer babies,' and even considers the correct response to the question, 'Who's fatter, my sister or me?' Witty, wry and occasionally even informative, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting is the refreshing antidote to standard parenting books.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingPregnancy, birth & baby carePhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Guardian Books Publication Date: 06/06/2008 ISBN-13: 9780852652664  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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ZOE WILLIAMS writes comment pieces, interviews and reviews. She is best known as a Guardian columnist, but her work has also appeared in the Spectator, NOW magazine, the New Statesman and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her partner and two children.

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