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The Sh!t No One Tells You Audiobook

The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

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Publisher's Summary

There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby.

Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais reveals what it's really like to be a new parent and provides helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they're suddenly facing. Dais offers real advice from real moms-along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood.

©2013 Dawn Dais (P)2014 Tantor

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    Luca Salamone 03/12/2015
    Luca Salamone 03/12/2015
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    "Uninspiring and no mention of the Dad's role"

    Why is this book written with almost no mention of the Dad's role? I didn't find much at all helpful in this book. A lot of complaining and framing in such a negative way. Even with this title, it could have been written in a useful way that actually provides solutions and not just moans. Very uninspiring.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hanna 22/09/2015
    Hanna 22/09/2015
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    "some useful tips/insight"

    there was some useful tips/insight where I will do some further reading. however at times I did find this rather negative.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Heather
    08/04/16
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    "Very negative"

    I was excited for this book. I know that there are unpleasantries to pregnancy, child birth and the firs year of baby's life. I like that this book touched on all these points. What I didn't like was how negative the book is. I started to feel sorry for this women's kid. I would hate to grow up and read how much my mom hated raising me. I get that there are times you want to rip your hair out, but I didn't know I was going to hate every moment of having a baby. This book made me sad for this women's daughter.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • L. Proctor
    Texas, USA
    25/01/16
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    "Decent, but flawed"

    Liked: presented a normalizing narrative of accepting that parenting is hard.

    Didn't like: author did not seem aware of her own biases or cognitive dissonances. She tried to present vaccination as "controversial" issue, but barely talked about the science. I wanted a refund on this book after listening.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Karen
    16/01/15
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    "Disappointed"
    Would you try another book from Dawn Dais and/or Meredith Mitchell?

    No.


    Has The Sh!t No One Tells You turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I was really looking forward to a funny and light read, but I found this book to be extremely negative to the point that it was just depressing. I was also hoping to get a few good tips in-between the humour but there really weren't any at all. This book was just an endless stream of complaining without offering any suggestions of how to make things better. I kept listening to see if it would get better but ultimately turned it off halfway through.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Walker-LeGree
    07/03/16
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    "must have"

    I really enjoyed this book. It is made for new parents to have a real eye opener and not going to a situation with rose colored glasses on. Or for parents like myself who are starting over with the new pregnancy after their child is reach 14 years of age. every parent needs to go buy this book you will cry you will laugh and you will be better prepared

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Araceli
    27/06/15
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    "Not the right attitude for parenting"
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    This book draws on the already freaked out, parenting-is-hard bunch that has come to be the glamorized norm in America. I didn't enjoy the author's obsession with exaggerated numbers- it got old after two instances.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • jenna
    13/05/16
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    "yup. thats about right."

    This was pretty accurate to my experience. Definitely going to consider buying it as a shower gift for new moms.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Michelle
    17/02/16
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    "FTM this book was great!"

    I loved the whole book, so funny! Only regret is I did not buy the hard cover! Author refers to previous chapters when making a point. Will for sure read again!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • dfwavonrep
    29/09/15
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    "Thank you for the truth!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Sh!t No One Tells You the most enjoyable?

    The author tells it like it is. I related to pretty much everything (pre-birth) the author spoke about. I am very glad that I came across this book. I am currently 37.5 weeks pregnant (thank God) and am waiting for my induction date. I am very happy to be having a child, but this was the worse experience of my life. I have never been so sick or tired, have never had as many missed work days, have never been so constipated or in so much pain in my life. Since about week 28, my body has felt like I was in a horrible collision. I have severe inflamed joints, intense pressure on my lower abdomen/pelvic region and pain and numbness in the lower back which sometimes cause me to lose feeling in my legs. My "morning sickness" during the first trimester was an all-day event that lasted 2.5 months and I would rather go through that again than experience the crap that I've gone through during the third trimester, which only got worse as the weeks progressed.


    What other book might you compare The Sh!t No One Tells You to and why?

    There are no other books that I can compare this book to. So far, this is the first book that I can relate to.


    What does Meredith Mitchell bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I like her narration.


    What did you learn from The Sh!t No One Tells You that you would use in your daily life?

    I will not allow other people try to make me feel bad for having realistic expectations for life after delivery.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ayeisha
    08/09/15
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    "loved it!"

    my husband and I laughed so much! she really speaks the truth. best purchase I have made.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mattie-Rose
    05/12/16
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    "Bit of a downer"

    I don't suggest reading this book at 8 months pregnant. This book is full of sarcasm and just the mentality of someone who has a negative outlook on life. I do want to know what to expect when the baby comes but I refuse to believe that my life will be over when she does.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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