I was so freaked out about having our first child that I bought a bunch of fatherhood books and read them in between dealing with my pregnant wife. Granted there wasn't a lot of time between getting the nursery just right for my wife, er... I mean the baby and going out for chocolate cake late at night, but I made the most of it. This thing is, NONE of those fatherhood books helped me whatsoever. I realized there wasn't a book addressing how guys really feel about having children and their anxieties and fears. Will I ever go out again? Will I ever have sex with my wife again? Should I buy stock in Disney? Is my life truly over? I mean, it's not like we guys talk to each other about this stuff. If we did, well, then we would be women, wouldn't we?
So I wrote a book for the freaked out new Dad to help navigate the coming baby-shaped storm and maybe even have a laugh or two along the way. Next to valium, it's the best medicine, right? But I also wanted it to be useful, and contain the things I wish I had known at the time. So my book contains helpful advice, anecdotes, and lots of science fiction references. Is Dr. Spock really like Mr. Spock? You'll see.
Praise for Pacify Me:
fizzes with raw honesty and gut-busting humor… Destined to become a classic.” -- Library Journal
“Congratulations! You now have a place to turn that will help you both make sense of, and come to, appreciate and love the insanity that your life is turning into as a new father.” -- Sacramento Book Review
“For those dads who want a combination of advice and humor… this is a good choice.” --Littleonelit.com
“This play-by-play for dads, from pregnancy and delivery to the adjustment period and the infant years, includes anecdotes from the author’s time in the trenches that will quell the nerves of many fathers-to-be.” -- Urbanbaby.com
“…a refreshingly open and honest book.” – schwapponline.com
“…full of fun and frank essays on fatherhood. Mancini finds humour in everyday life.” --Wanda Lynne Young, Bookalicious
“I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Pacify Me has something to offer every guy no matter what stage you are at. Whether you are just thinking that now is the time to take the plunge into parenthood or you just found out and it wasn’t planned or if you are a semi-pro like me, pick up the book. Have a good laugh and then pass it along to one of your buddies that could use one shining star in a sea full of parenting books written by the opposite sex.” – Dave Baldwin, TheFatherLife.com
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