Okay, so she’s pregnant! Well done to you both, but now what the heck do you do? Books for pregnant women will have featured heavily in your partner’s reading for months now, while most likely you were watching sport on television, reading the paper, or thinking about a new lawn mower. Oh dear… As far as devoting any time whatsoever to "thoughts of the father", the closest you have come to nursing in your life is that icy cold beer you’re cradling while channel surfing on the sofa.
Babies sure look like a bit of fun, you might have thought during the ad breaks, but what’s the full deal here? Feelings of delight coupled with unrestrained joy will feature strongly in these early days of pregnancy for any couple. This is a seismic and life-changing event, so of course there will be additional factors well worth addressing before you are ready to deal with the delicate sounds of a hungry baby.
There is surely something about pregnancy that no matter how exciting it may initially sound can also bombard the dad to be with some very destabilising concerns surrounding this mysteriously secret world. What exactly are the duties of the father in all of this?
Fear not: A vast array of extremely unhelpful solutions is here for new dads everywhere, including:
• Tips on how to get a breast pump pumping when it clearly doesn’t want to.
• Where did my life go, and will I ever get it back?
• Learn why you must never, ever be present at a baby shower.
• Hangovers & babies: Avoidance techniques and excruciating examples of what not to do.
• The tedium of fatherhood. How bad can it really get?
• Babysitters - A necessary evil, or just plain evil?
Once the euphoria that arrived like sets of giant waves exploding on the beach has receded, reality sets in. Those well-wishing family, friends and colleagues have returned to their regular duties. Where does that leave you, the first-time Dad? Rather than lie awake at night staring at the light fittings, racking your brain for answers, “Will I Ever Sleep Again?” will prepare you in advance. So, if you’re about to be a father, let’s get started.
Via the author’s own torrid experiences, “Will I Ever Sleep Again?” is a wildly irresponsible ride - an hilariously funny take on just what is involved in being an expectant father. Find out exactly what lies ahead. For any man searching for solutions on exactly what is involved in the complex world of how to be a dad this book is written expressly for every father to be out there.
If there’s a baby on the way, and you’re finding yourself perhaps just a little overwhelmed, then this is just the tonic in providing plenty of truly silly, and completely ludicrous advice on just how to be a father.
“Will I Ever Sleep Again” is like a triple shot of espresso in a decaf world.
A riotous collection of essays and memoirs that explores the absurd silliness of fatherhood, creating a wickedly incisive snapshot of an all-too-unfamiliar world.
Adair’s collection of stories and essays is a rollicking tour - candidly following an awkward yet thoroughly entertaining mission to succeed, regardless of the unfolding consequences. It covers all scenarios imaginable that a new Dad could possibly expect to confront.
Despite being thwarted at every turn, Adair faces the hazards head on, with often futile attempts at anything close to resembling fatherly duties. If you’re in need of a good laugh, then it’s time to take a look at the lighter side of how to parent.
A great entertaining read that briskly unfolds and never loses your attention.