- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (March 21 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0316267104
- ISBN-13: 978-0316267106
- Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.5 x 24.8 cm
- Shipping Weight: 318 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #149,515 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids Hardcover – Mar 21 2017
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"Get this book for your pregnant friends, or yourself."
"Drawing from her own life, journalist Dunn offers up a hilarious-and actually useful!-take on the lopsided division of labor that bedevils many a marriage post-baby."―People, People Picks
"Dunn's writing is effortless and chatty.... The book is compassionate and reasonable.... This book would make a far more practical shower gift than, say, yet another organic cotton receiving blanket. Babies grow up fast and require less stuff than we usually buy them; we adults are the ones that keep growing."
"Part memoir, part self-help book, Jancee Dunn's How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids offers relationship research combined with personal anecdotes. Strategies learned from therapists, friends and even an FBI hostage negotiator help Dunn heal her marriage--and set a good example for her kid."
"How Not to Hate Your Husband After Kids," is equal parts romp and eye-opener, as she [Dunn] tackles relationship self-help from every angle-and through many experts and therapists. A few chapters in, one goop staffer had already photographed a dozen pages to send to her spouse."―Goop
"Jancee Dunn blends marital advice from real experts with her down to earth folksy wit in Hot Not To Hate Husband After Kids. If your husband has a better relationship with his phone than he does with his baby, you need to hit him with this book--and then ask him to read it."
―Jen Mann, New York Times bestselling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat
"I already knew I loved my husband, but Jancee Dunn's book makes me realize how much I owe it to my kids to love their father harder and more visibly. And maybe to take a big timeout the next time I want to run over his pipe collection with my jog stroller."
―Faith Salie, author of Approval Junkie
"Readers familiar with Dunn's honest and humorous writing will appreciate the behind-the-scenes look at her own semi-messy family life, and those who need guidance through the rough spots can glean advice while being entertained.... A highly readable account of how solid research and personal testing of self-help techniques saved a couple's marriage after the birth of their child."
"Dunn proves herself a clever, honest, and hilarious writer who isn't afraid to take her own marriage on a great experiment. Few writers would be courageous enough to lay bare such uncomfortable truths as her verbal abuse of her husband in response to his selfishness and how it may be threatening to the normal development of their daughter.... Her book should become a baby shower classic."
"Hilarious.... This truly fascinating text is delightful. One of the best books on the subject. Highly recommended."
―Library Journal (starred review)
About the Author
Jancee Dunn is the New York Times bestselling author of five books, including a memoir, a children's book, and Cyndi Lauper: A Memoir. Her essay collection, Why Is My Mother Getting a Tattoo? was a finalist for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. She is a frequent contributor to The New York Times, Vogue, O, The Oprah Magazine, and Parents. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and daughter.
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I borrowed this from the library initially but found it so useful that I want to be able to refer back to it in the future so I'm buying myself a copy! I would highly recommend this book to anyone who's married and wants to strengthen (or heal) their relationship, whether or not they have kids.
Big take aways:
LADIES, holy smokes you do so much... the stats are stifling!!! But be mindful of what your doing for yourself and family... and what you’re doing to feed your ego / protect you from mom shaming... aka do you really need to make realistic ladybug Pinterest-Able cupcakes for the Birthday party... or would the kids be just as happy with store bought? also.. “choose which hill you’re gonna die on” and make them good ones!
MEN: You are programmed so different... and it’s not your fault... but short term gain (taking a nap 😴 or watching the game) leads to long term disaster... help out your wife! Women doing everything can lead to resentment of you, contempt (relationship poison ☠️), detrimental harm to your child’s development and mental illness/depression and anxiety to everyone involved ... and no nap 😴 or game is worth that. ❤️
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