Summary

There comes a time in every new mother's life when she finds herself staring at her screaming, smelly "bundle of joy" and wishing someone had told her that her house would reek of vomit, or that she shouldn't buy the cute onesies with a thousand impossible buttons, or that she might cry more than the baby.
Best-selling humor author Dawn Dais is convinced that there is a reason for this lack of preparedness. She believes that a vast conspiracy exists to hide the horrific truth about parenting from doe-eyed expectant mothers who might otherwise abandon their babies in hospitals and run for it. In The Sh!t No One Tells You, Dais reveals what it's really like to be a new parent and provides helpful insights, humor, and hope for those who feel overwhelmed by the exhausting trials they're suddenly facing. Dais offers real advice from real moms-along with hilarious anecdotes, clever tips, and the genuine encouragement every mom needs in order to survive the first year of parenthood.
©2013 Dawn Dais (P)2014 Tantor
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2 out of 5 stars
By Luca Salamone on 03-12-15

Uninspiring and no mention of the Dad's role

Why is this book written with almost no mention of the Dad's role? I didn't find much at all helpful in this book. A lot of complaining and framing in such a negative way. Even with this title, it could have been written in a useful way that actually provides solutions and not just moans. Very uninspiring.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Hanna on 22-09-15

some useful tips/insight

there was some useful tips/insight where I will do some further reading. however at times I did find this rather negative.

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2 out of 5 stars
By SkiBug on 08-04-16

Very negative

I was excited for this book. I know that there are unpleasantries to pregnancy, child birth and the firs year of baby's life. I like that this book touched on all these points. What I didn't like was how negative the book is. I started to feel sorry for this women's kid. I would hate to grow up and read how much my mom hated raising me. I get that there are times you want to rip your hair out, but I didn't know I was going to hate every moment of having a baby. This book made me sad for this women's daughter.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Karen on 16-01-15

Disappointed

Would you try another book from Dawn Dais and/or Meredith Mitchell?

No.

Has The Sh!t No One Tells You turned you off from other books in this genre?

No.

Any additional comments?

I was really looking forward to a funny and light read, but I found this book to be extremely negative to the point that it was just depressing. I was also hoping to get a few good tips in-between the humour but there really weren't any at all. This book was just an endless stream of complaining without offering any suggestions of how to make things better. I kept listening to see if it would get better but ultimately turned it off halfway through.

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