Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Review: Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy

by Jenny McCarthy
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press (December 12, 2005)
ISBN-13: 978-0738210070
Genre: Parenting, Non-Fiction
Source: My shelves
Rating: 2.5/5

Oh, the joys of pregnancy! There's the gassiness, constipation, queasiness, and exhaustion, the forgetfulness, crankiness, and the constant worry. Of course, no woman is spared the discomforts and humiliations of pregnancy, but most are too polite to complain or too embarrassed to talk about them. Not Jenny McCarthy!

After reading the massive Admission (review), I was in the mood for something short and sweet. And, since I am over halfway through my pregnancy I thought I'd better read a pregnancy book before I had the baby...Unfortunately, my feelings on Belly Laughs can be summed up in one word. Meh.

Was it terrible? No. Belly Laughs is a quick read (about an hour), but I was expecting something a little more. Something that someone hadn't mentioned before. Or more embarrassing stories. Or more humor. Just something.

Since I have at least McCarthy's second, if not third book, I'll probably read them. But if you don't have these already I'd recommend borrowing them from the library or a friend. 2.5 stars


Sandy Nawrot said...

I've never been a fan of Ms. McCarthy, from way back when. I know she has had struggles and issues, and I respect that, but I can't take her seriously as a writer.

Zibilee said...

Sorry that you didn't like this book. It sounds like it was a quick read though, so at least it wasn't a huge time sink. Thanks for your honesty on this one, I don't think I'll be picking it up.

Lisa said...

I thought this one was pretty funny. Baby Laughs didn't amuse me at all though.

Marie Cloutier said...

sounds like it might be cute to include in a gift basket or something :-) thanks for the review.