the Naked Truth About Pregnancy and Childbirth
by Jenny McCarthy
I don't really follow the doings of celebrities, or even recognize who they are half the time, so I had no idea who Jenny McCarthy was when I picked up her book to read. All I can tell you is she's rather funny. And blunt. In Belly Laughs she shares anecdotes about all the uncomfortable, embarrasing things about being pregnant that most people won't talk about (at least in public). The nausea, constipation, vivid dreams (mine are much weirder than hers!) mood swings, bloating, acne, etc. I haven't experienced all the things she mentioned (nor did she; some of the stories are of her friends) but recognized plenty of what she went through. It's nice to know you're not alone, and nice to be able to laugh about it. But the book doesn't give you much more than that. You can read it all in one sitting. The stories are all very short, and not very descriptive. I was expecting a little bit more. She uses lots of profanity and crude humor, so be forewarned, if those things offend you. It did get rather tiresome (as did the constant mentions of her celebrity lifestyle).
Rating: 2/5 ........ 165 pages, 2004
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