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From Humor to Hormones [Paperback]

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Books abound for pregnant women, walking them through motherhood week by week and stage by stage. But what about men who want a little help? What about men who don't want to study the anatomy of labor pains but just need a basic primer and a little assistance? Written for your 'average Joe's" perspective enter radio sportscaster Joe Gumm. With humor, wit and insight, Joe presents a 101 crash course for men seeking support and understanding for their pregnant wives, along with their new life that is about to come. Combining his own experience as the father of two, with countless interviews from other households, From Humor to Hormones is a must-read for every new dad and dad-to-be.

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Pages   248
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.7"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 30, 2006
Publisher   Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN  1932783431  
ISBN13  9781932783438  

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More About Joe Gumm

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Joe Gumm has been around the Dallas/Fort Worth sports scene his entire life. Born and reared in the area, he became a huge sports fan while a tot in preschool. With a lack of athletic ability and zero coordination, he knew he would never be good enough to play in college or the pros, so he tried his hand at sports reporting.

After graduating form the University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in Broadcast Communications, Joe spent several years at the USA Radio Network as a sports anchor and news producer. He then joined the team of ESPN Radio 103.3 FM in Dallas shortly after their debut on the air in the Metroplex. It was there that Joe honed his writing skills and ventured out into the world as a hard-core sports reporter using his unusually loud voice that can be heard up to a mile away. After several years covering various athletes and their teams he decided to write about something more important than salary caps, balls and strikes, and touchdowns. He decided to write about marriage and family.

When not writing or covering a game in Dallas/Fort Worth, Joe is busy changing diapers, playing with Barbies(r), watching Disney movies and hanging out at Chuck E Cheese with his wife and two daughters.

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Joe Gumm currently resides in the state of Texas.

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Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Entertainment > Humor > Love, Sex & Marriage
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Personal Health > Women's Health > Pregnancy & Childbirth > General
3Books > Subjects > Medicine > Reproductive & Sexual > Hormones
4Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > Family Relationships > Fatherhood
5Books > Subjects > Parenting & Families > General

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Good but slanted  Dec 4, 2006
From a guy's perspective:

Over the last few months, I've read six of the most "popular" books on pregnancy and this is the first I've felt the need to review.

The Pros:

Plenty of good information on pregnancy and childbirth, written in an intelligent and humorous format, especially for those interested in the natural route and home/birthing center delivery. Given the scarcity of baby books written for the daddy-to-be, this is a good one to pick up early on. Gumm is a gifted writer and humorist and has obviously done his homework and written from the heart.

The Cons:

Personally, I found "From Humor to Hormones" to be a thinly disguised manifesto on natural child birth and home delivery. The author makes a passing attempt at neutrality and then pushes the home delivery/birthing center and "no drugs are good drugs" position pretty hard.

I would have found an honest straight-forward approach to Gumm's pre-dispositions to be more refreshing. If you're anti-hospital, please just say so up front so I can make an informed buying decision.

Also, much of the book seems to focus on the stereotypical "Neanderthal husband." For those who don't spend their free time chugging beers on the sofa and watching ESPN on their big-screen TV's, you might not feel that the author is speaking to you personally.

"The Expectant Father" remains the best daddy-to-be pregnancy and childbirth book I've read, but I'll keep "From Humor to Hormones" on my bookshelf for the occasional laugh and to pass along to guys who might be a little less "enlightened."


Perry P. Perkins

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