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I really enjoy reading books along these lines, but kind of feel like I've read them all. I can't think of them all, but here's a few I've read:

Little Earthquakes (Jennifer Weiner)
Babyville (Jane Green)
Shopaholic & Baby (Sophie Kinsella)
Knocked Up (Rebecca Eckler) - I think this is non-fiction but reads like fiction

Do you know of others?? TIA!

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Most all of Jennifer Weiner books include pregnancy and AP parenting themes.
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Non-fiction but reading like fiction and lots of fun is Hump: True Tales of Sex After Kids by Kimberly Ford
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Ooh. Fun idea!

Subbing.

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Thanks! I was thinking of picking up Jennifer Weiner's "Certain Girls" next time I'm at the library -- I do enjoy her writing style and I did read "Good in Bed" and enjoyed it.

I was surfing on Amazon and found these:

The Yummy Mummy (Williams)
Gucci Gucci Coo (Margolis)
Tales from the Crib (Coburn)

Anyone read these?

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I was surfing on Amazon and found these:


Gucci Gucci Coo (Margolis)


Anyone read these?

I've read this one. It was a fun read. There are lots of incredible mishaps and it was a bit reminiscent of I Love Lucy.

I also read Baby Proof by Emily Griffin. That one was more of a drama but still a fast read. I like it.

And I just put Mommy Tracked by Whitney Gaskell on hold at my local library. I have no idea how it'll be but I thought I'd read it anyhow. Any reviews on that one?

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I've read this one. It was a fun read. There are lots of incredible mishaps and it was a bit reminiscent of I Love Lucy.

I also read Baby Proof by Emily Griffin. That one was more of a drama but still a fast read. I like it.

And I just put Mommy Tracked by Whitney Gaskell on hold at my local library. I have no idea how it'll be but I thought I'd read it anyhow. Any reviews on that one?
I just finished Mommy Tracked yesterday! Entertaining and an easy read. Read it in two days. Lots of Mothering Magazine mentions, is she a member here? Very pro-breastfeeding. I'm going to look for more of her books.
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Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be was cute. Can't remember the author.

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"Playing House" by Patricia Pearson!
Granted, I did read this in university, many years before having children of my own, so maybe it was the perspective at the time, but I more than once snorted tea out my nose laughing while reading it. I think I read three quarters of it out loud to my roomate, because it was just that funny.

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Needles and Pearls by Gil McNeil
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Swapping Lives is good.

I also like Mary Kay Andrews. I think that would be considered chick lit, but not really anything to do with motherhood.
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Time Of My Life by Allison Winn Scotch is very good. Story addresses the question of WHAT IF? Career vs. motherhood, Ex-boyfriend vs. slightly stale marriage, etc.

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These sound intruiging- I'll have to check the library for them.
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Subbing! I always avoid parenting and baby fiction because I figure I'll be super-annoyed at the really annoying mainstream stuff (when I'm pregnant I just can't read about abies all alone crying, etc)... but many of these sound very promising! Thanks!
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Subbing! I always avoid parenting and baby fiction because I figure I'll be super-annoyed at the really annoying mainstream stuff (when I'm pregnant I just can't read about abies all alone crying, etc)... but many of these sound very promising! Thanks!
That brings to mind "Babyhood" -- by Paul Reiser I think it is a memoir. He and his wife were told to do the cio. It lasted all of five minutes before they moved the baby to their room and just didn't tell anyone. At least that is how I remember it. Some of the rest was mainstream, but still comical.

I also liked "The Kid Turned Out fine" http://www.amazon.com/Kid-Turned-Out...6728168&sr=1-1
It is a bunch of short writings by moms. Many are mainstream, but not in a bad sense. Most are just funny. Examples: Mom tries to fake a kid out by replacing a goldfish (didn't work), another mom found that she can shop for a long time if she gives her kid a lollipop, and a third resorts to duct tape to keep the diaper on. Stollers, disposables, etc are in the book, but like I said I found it mostly funny. And, if a story is rubbing you the wrong way--skip it. They aren't connected.

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Subbing! I always avoid parenting and baby fiction because I figure I'll be super-annoyed at the really annoying mainstream stuff (when I'm pregnant I just can't read about abies all alone crying, etc)... but many of these sound very promising! Thanks!
OMG me too. I read that one that was part of that series (confession of a shopaholic) about pregnancy and the baby and she was always leaving the baby to go sleep with her yoga instructor and leaving the baby to CIO because she was "supposed" to.

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I feel like I've read them all too ...

Here are the only two I could think of that weren't mentioned yet.

Slummy Mummy by Fiona Neill

Momzillas by Jill Kargman

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That brings to mind "Babyhood" -- by Paul Reiser I think it is a memoir. He and his wife were told to do the cio. It lasted all of five minutes before they moved the baby to their room and just didn't tell anyone. At least that is how I remember it. Some of the rest was mainstream, but still comical.

I also liked "The Kid Turned Out fine" http://www.amazon.com/Kid-Turned-Out...6728168&sr=1-1
It is a bunch of short writings by moms. Many are mainstream, but not in a bad sense. Most are just funny. Examples: Mom tries to fake a kid out by replacing a goldfish (didn't work), another mom found that she can shop for a long time if she gives her kid a lollipop, and a third resorts to duct tape to keep the diaper on. Stollers, disposables, etc are in the book, but like I said I found it mostly funny. And, if a story is rubbing you the wrong way--skip it. They aren't connected.

Amy
Thanks for the book rec (I don't think I can stomach Reiser anymore because it would just make me think of the horrible CIO episode of his TV show. I read his couplehood and parenthood books back when I was a teen and my big sis and mom read them, very funny!)
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It's not new, but I enjoyed "Dating Big Bird" by Laura Zigman. It has a really funny section where she describes Big Bird as the perfect father.
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