Review: I never watched the show, Mad About You. If Paul Reiser has been in movies, I’ve never seen them. However, his face does look vaguely familiar. I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, but I really enjoyed it. Paul Reiser seems like a genuinely nice guy. While much of what he writes is funny (some of it even laugh-out-loud so), even better is that what he writes is true.
I feel like he’s accurately captured the full range of emotions of first-time parenthood in a way I haven’t read before. Unlike what I would expect in a book by a celebrity and comedian, his words are full of sincerity. The only reason why I didn’t like this book more is that it is not particularly useful or informative, so reading it seemed more like a guilty pleasure than a productive use of time.
I think it would make an excellent gift for someone pregnant with her second (or third, fourth, etc…) child who already knows all the important stuff and would enjoy being reminded of what she’s about to relive in a pleasant and humorous way. (Personal Rating: 8/10)