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by Scott Kelby

  • ISBN: 0321334280
  • Category: Relationships
  • Author: Scott Kelby
  • Subcategory: Family Relationships
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press; 1 edition (May 19, 2005)
  • Pages: 80 pages
  • FB2 size: 1699 kb
  • EPUB size: 1302 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 252
Download The Book for Guys Who Don't Want Kids fb2

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Each year millions of fathers are "born"—many kicking, screaming, and railing against the prospect of raising the next generation. Not to worry: Veteran author (and Super Dad!) Scott Kelby turns parenthood into a pleasant prospect by focusing on all that you get from being a dad rather than what you think you're about to give up. Even the most resistant will soon see that the scale is tipped heavily in dads' favor as Scott reveals the rewards of fatherhood. Filled with the same self-deprecating humor and no-nonsense writing style that have made Scott the number one computer book author of 2004 across all computer book categories, this book promises to transform your loved one from a fearful father into parenting's biggest fan. In direct, guy-to-guy language, Scott walks you through the process of accepting and eventually welcoming offspring. With chapters such as Making the Baby Your Own (by attending prenatal appointments, taking Lamaze classes, etc.), Dealing with Dirty Diaper Syndrome, Looking Past the Baby Stage, and more, Scott demystifies—and glorifies—every aspect of fatherhood.

Reviews about The Book for Guys Who Don't Want Kids (7):
After years of not wanting children, then living with 2 youngsters and mom, then an unexpected pregnancy with initial anger and fear; reading many other perspective other than staying stuck in my own patterns is a relief and has helped open me up to some broader views, and I'm now looking forward to the new experience.
Scott Kelby's book, "The Book for Guys Who Don't Want Kids" is a wonderful book!

I love this book! I wish it was written years ago when my wife and I first decided to have children. Reading the book now as a proud father of three kids, I found myself nodding, smiling, laughing out loud, and an occasional tear in my eye.

The author has written a book that speaks to the hearts and minds of all men.

Kelby walks you through all the stages of becoming a dad in a humorous conversation style read. He covers everything from the fear of being a good dad to changing poopy diapers. This book makes you realize that becoming a dad doesn't change who you are, it only makes you better. I always believed I would love my children but I never knew how much I was going to love being a dad. This Christmas I'm buying copies for all my non-dad male friends.
As many commenters have noted, the title is indeed misleading. This is not a book for men who do not want kids, but a screed by the author as to why he thinks they're all wrong.

The book opens by the author (obliviously) admitting he is unqualified to write such a book, since he is not a doctor or a college professor. Unaware that his lack of credentials leave him completely unable to judge which of his experiences are personal, and which are universal, he then professes to be qualified since he is something "far more important" than a doctor or professor: he is a dad.

The book's premise is that men who are wary of fatherhood must have this condition because they fear giving up their free time; they would rather be watching Sportcenter or going out to eat. This stereotype is based on the fact that this was the reason he and his friend "didn't want" kids. (One is left to wonder here if they *really* didn't want children, wouldn't they have sought mates who felt the same way and used birth control?) This is where that PhD might have come in handy; a qualified social scientist might recognize a diverse array of reasons men avoid childhood, such as not enjoying the company of children, feeling a calling to dedicate their whole life to another purpose, or simply thinking it is a momentous task best undertaken by the truly devoted, etc.

He then goes on to expound on how all these motivations will disappear once the child arrives, since one will prefer spending time with their child. Kelby's projection of his own experience onto ALL men is not just narcissistic here, it is dangerous. Again, someone who has studied the diversity of people, societies, and variations between human minds might be able to explain whether this actually happens to each and every father. If not, and if readers take Kelby's word as truth, the author might have just ruined the lives of many children.

If someone is really interested in reading aboutthe varied experiences of fatherhood, in seeking guidance on making this momentous decision, or in finding a book actually for men who don't want children, they best look elsewhere. There are many out there by qualified professionals who know how to properly address such subjects, and who don't think their overinflated egos are a substitute for hard work and dilligent study. There are also plenty that don't need to resort to dirty tricks like misleading titles to sell books.
I think this is an amiable book for guys who are apprehensive about stepping into the role of "Dad".

That being said, I'm incredibly confused by all the negative reviews by people who found the title of the book misleading. I think there are 2 reviews at this time by men who were about to become parents and didn't like the book. Fair enough; everyone's entitled to an opinion. It's all these other 1-star reviews by people who insist that not everyone is cut out for fatherhood. I don't think anyone, including the author, would dispute that fact.

There are those who, as described in these reviews, put time and thought into their decision, and have concluded that parenthood is not for them; fine. But then why, exactly, are they looking for books about not wanting children?

When I first came across this book, its purpose seemed incredibly obvious to me: This book is written for the average guy who's afraid of having his life run by a miniature person. He doesn't know what having a kid would really, truly be like, and so he's expecting the worst. If his wife or girlfriend were to inform him that she had no wish to have children, he may (or may not) see this as a major relief. But he's kind of expecting that at some point he'll be called upon to raise a kid or two, or more, and he's just not looking forward to it. The book addresses these issues and tries to reassure the reader that having kids does not equate to a life of misery.

Getting back to the reviews by people who know for a fact that they do not want children: what were THEY expecting from this book? Is there really that big of a market for non-parenting books for people who don't want to be parents? Is it that these people are looking for some reassurance from an author that their decision is OK? Or is it that they're looking for some understanding from an author about their choices? Either argument seems kind of weak to me.

I'm honestly surprised that people who don't want children are considering buying books about REALLY not wanting children, and therefore find Scott Kelby's book to be some sort of marketing scheme designed to trick them in some way. I, for one, do not read books about those of us who choose NOT to pursue high-income/high-stress careers because we know that's not the lifestyle we want to live. Nor am I interested in wasting my time or money on a book about NOT liking cats. There are loads of categories that I DO NOT fall into. Reading and reviewing books about things I'm NOT interested in also happens to be one of them.

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