Diary of a Mad Mom-to-Be

by Laura Wolf | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0385336772 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CdnBlueRose of Lynden, Washington USA on 8/5/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Friday, August 05, 2005
From Publishers Weekly
Readers of Wolf's debut novel, Diary of a Mad Bride, were introduced to her garrulous, uninhibited and beguiling heroine, Amy Thomas, self-styled control freak and list-making queen. Now known as Amy Thomas-Stewart, she embarks on an unlikely-for her-adventure. Motherhood had been pretty much the last item on this ambitious Manhattanite's to-do list, but when her beloved great-aunt Lucy dies, Amy does an about-face and even manages to get husband Stephen on board (since "an egg without a sperm is nothing more than an omelet waiting to happen"). The novel's diary format consists largely of recapped dialogue with Stephen, sister Nicole and best friends Mandy (a spoiled and defiantly childless princess) and Anita (a hipster who wants to be a single mom using "sperm for hire"). Amy spares no detail as she recounts puking on her designer shoes or having an embarrassing siege of flatulence. She discovers that morning sickness can last all day and finds herself in the capable hands of an aging, mild-mannered and completely inaudible obstetrician-the Crotch Whisperer. Amy copes with all this while trying to maintain her new career as a publicist at a third-rate firm that represents demi-celebrities like the Reese twins ("They're not singers, or actors, or dancers. They're not even models. They're just two incredibly cute twentysomething girls, with four incredibly fake boobs"). The treacly ending is below par, but this chatty, often amusing confection may entertain women's fiction fans-especially those who find themselves in a family way.

Journal Entry 2 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Monday, January 02, 2006
Reserved for ramson as a substitute for another book which was originally accepted through one of the book relays.

Journal Entry 3 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Sunday, January 29, 2006
I got about halfway through this book when I realized I have SO MANY books I'd far rather be reading that I just stopped - guess it's just not my kinda thing - sending it on it's way to ramson - hope you enjoy it more than I was! I owe you two more and I'll try to get to them soon, but didn't want to hold this one up any longer!

Journal Entry 4 by ramson from New Orleans, Louisiana USA on Sunday, February 05, 2006
Received in yesterday's mail My TBR is HUGE but I will probably read this one tonight as I know it will be a quickie so I can add it to the perpetual chicklit box.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Wednesday, September 13, 2006
I received this today from Ramson!
I read the first book and enjoyed it, it was a nice, light, quick read. I'm hoping this is the same. Sometimes between mystery and fiction books you need some fluff. I'm sure this will be great fluff!

Thanks Ramson!

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Saturday, April 14, 2007
This book follows up Diary of a Mad Bride. This time, Amy and her hubby Stephen are trying to get pregnant. Amy is a notorious to-do lister, mapping out her entire life even though it doesn't always work. I found Diary of a Mad Bride easier to relate to, seeing as how I don't have any plans on having a child. I'm sure someone that has been through the experience before would be able to better relate to Amy. She did bring up a good question that I had been wondering though. What happens to the other end of the umbilical cord? lol
This was a nice light read and took a short time to get through. But I don't think I would recommend it to anyone who hasn't had a child.

Journal Entry 7 by irenic from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Sunday, May 20, 2007
Thanks for sharing

Journal Entry 8 by irenic from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Monday, May 28, 2007
This was a really cute, quick read. It made me laugh at some of the milestones that I have already passed and gasp at the ones yet to come. Like Amy, I have stolen her "list" for what I need.

Journal Entry 9 by irenic at Downtown, somewhere along Lakeshore in Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 16, 2007

Released 11 yrs ago (7/16/2007 UTC) at Downtown, somewhere along Lakeshore in Burlington, Ontario Canada



I will leave this along Lakeshore Ave when I go to my first OB appointment.

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