There are more pregnancy and motherhood advice books out there than you can shake a Clearblue stick at. Most of them are earnest, some of them are finger-wagging, other seemed designed to make you feel guilty every second of the day. This is not one of those books.
Written by Zoe Williams, the Guardian journalist behind the hilarious 'Anti-natal' column, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting is a straight-talking corrective to the sea of advice that engulfs pregnant women and new mums. It tackles the big issues facing every parent: - Why abstinence is for suckers - Why labour is no big deal (especially when you're unconscious) - Why everyone else's child is cleverer than yours - Hugging, smacking, drugging and other things you should never do to a childcare expert
Witty, wry and occasioanally even informative, What Not To Expect When You're Expecting is the refreshing antodote to standard parenting books.
What Not to Expect When You're Expecting was published as Bring It On Baby in 2010.
About this author
Zoe Williams writes comment pieces, interviews and reviews. She is best known as a Guardian columnist, but her work has also appeared in the Spectator, NOW magazine, the New Statesman and the Evening Standard. She lives in London with her partner and two children.