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  • ISBN: 0091900638
  • Category: Relationships
  • Subcategory: Family Health
  • Other formats: lit rtf lrf docx
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: VERMILION (2005)
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • FB2 size: 1740 kb
  • EPUB size: 1363 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 585
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Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover

Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover.

Marcus Berkmann (born 14 July 1960) is a journalist and author. Berkmann was educated at Highgate School and Worcester College, Oxford. His younger brother is the DJ Justin Berkmann. He began his career as a freelance journalist, contributing to computer and gaming magazines such as Your Sinclair. In the 1990s he had stints as television critic for the Daily Mail and the Sunday Express and has written a monthly pop music column for The Spectator since 1987.

Fatherhood: The Truth. Fatherhood - The Truth, on the other hand, is a shed-friendly man's guide to the whole scary, life-changing business. One that looks/ Fatherhood There are lots of books about parenthood. But if you look closely most of them are about motherhood. Fathers get brief paragraphs about needing the odd cuddle themselves and being helpful for carrying the heavier elements of baby kit, but that's it.

Fatherhood: The Truth by Marcus Berkmann Vermillion £1. 9, pp278. The truth about parenthood comes to parents in all sorts of unwieldy, unwelcome shapes and is unlikely to be contained inside one book. If it was, it would prove pretty hard to swallow

Fatherhood: The Truth by Marcus Berkmann Vermillion £1. If it was, it would prove pretty hard to swallow. So instead, Marcus Berkmann has a clean bash at nailing the key myths, while offering a few jokes to lighten the load necessarily bearing down on someone who is waiting to become a father.

Select Format: Paperback. Release Date:January 2005.

Marcus Berkmann is one of our funniest writers, and he was sent by Heaven - or was it Hell?. Marcus - who claims to have two small children - views parenting with the combined eye of Miriam Stoppard and Bertie Wooster. Read full description. See details and exclusions. Fatherhood: The Truth by Marcus Berkmann (Paperback, 2004). Brand new: lowest price.

There are lots of books about parenthood

There are lots of books about parenthood. One that looks beyond the happy-clappy cliches into the fiery hell of night feeds and projectile vomiting. Shit happens' will suddenly start to make sense as a phrase.

There are lots of books about parenthood.

Marcus Berkmann is a journalist and author. His book A Shed of One"s Own: Midlife Without the Crisis was serialised by British Broadcasting Corporation Radio 4 in its Book of the Week slot during 2012. A fan of Star Trek since its first British screening by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1969, his book on the franchise, Secretariat Phasers to Stun: 50 Years of Star Trek, aimed at the general reader, was published in March 2016.

FATHERHOOD: The Truth by Marcus Berkmann Vermilion £1. 9 pp288. Women have long been turning to books to tell them what motherhood will be like

FATHERHOOD: The Truth by Marcus Berkmann Vermilion £1. Women have long been turning to books to tell them what motherhood will be like. Factual works by Miriam Stoppard and Penelope Leach have provided sensible, reassuring advice on how to burp a baby and breast-feed, while autobiographical books, such as those by Rachel Cusk and Anne Enright, have taken the reader on a tour of the emotional landscape of the new mother. Many of the books destined for women have probably always been read by men, too, but until now fathers have had few works directed straight at them.

Reviews about Fatherhood: The Truth (5):
Well, i bought it for a reluctant father- and I mean he is not expecting a child, he just doesn't want one. I thought the humour and the 'mans' take on things might help him change his mind, sort of give him reassurance not every man - or even most men, start out not wanting a child. The writer doesn't really expand on the good points of fatherhood, just acceptance that perhaps the man doesn't want to become a father- though the book already assumes the wife or g/f is expecting.
It didn't change his mind at all, and he still wants to remain childless. So perhaps the book isn't great if that's what you had in mind. But it is funny..
As author of The Alpha Parent correctly states, "the slogan ‘breast is best’ frames formula feeding as the norm and breastfeeding as a nice extra if you’re able to do it. The reality is that breastfeeding is the normal, natural way nature intended babies to be fed. Formula is a poor substitute. However elevating breastfeeding to “best” status allows some people, and in particular formula companies, to claim that formula is “fine”. It seems that Berkmann has fallen for this charade.

Berkmann maintains on the positive side, “the main advantage is that once milk production ceases the dad’s access to said breasts will no longer be denied” (p160). This assertion exploits the misconception that breastfeeding mothers are frigid martyrs and that when breastmilk is being served to baby, sex is off the menu for dad. Here Berkmann fails to appreciate the simple fact that breasts are dual-purpose organs. They are perfectly capable of being simultaneously sexual and nutritional. Amongst all the book's stereotypical jokes of female multitasking I was surprised to find that Berkmann failed to grasp this simple concept."

Mr. Berkmann, such a shame you are perpetuating these myths.
A fantastic book...both informative but also filled with humour!
Don't normally write these, but this book is excellent. Very funny and keeps cracking the jokes throughout. Really dry humour - I was almost crying at points - PLEASE read this book, even if you already have kids. You'll love it.

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