American parent: my strange and surprising adventures in modern Babyland
A journalist and first-time dad puts his investigative skills to good use in this uniquely illuminating and humorous exploration of twenty-first- century parentingPart memoir, part journalism, part history—part downright strange and hilarious—American Parent takes readers on a unique tour of the world of new mothers and fathers. As Sam Apple embarks on his own journey into parenthood, he seeks out advice from a wide range of experts. Along the way, Apple visits the mohel who circumcised him, enters a trance with a childbirth hypnotist, goes on a stakeout with a nanny spy, and fantasizes about losing his mind and refusing to remove his Baby Bjorn. As he moves from one parenting topic to the next, no theory is left unexplored: • Is the Lamaze Method a Stalinist plot? (Yes) • Is there a universal theory that can explain the origins of circumcision? (Maybe) • Does it sting when you pour baby shampoo into your own eyes? (Big time!) And yet, for all of the unusual twists in this story, the strangest twist of all might be that at its core, American Parent is a deeply serious and personal book about how emotionally vulnerable and confused new parents can get lost in the increasingly complex maze of products, classes, and fads that have come to define child-rearing in the twenty-first century.
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b13239442|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Ballantine Books,|c2009.|xxii, 297 p. ; 22 cm.|
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|subject_facet||Child rearing -- United States, Fatherhood -- United States, Parenthood -- United States|
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