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Daddy : the diary of an expectant father
Danziger, Dennis, 1951-
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Tucson, Ariz. : Body Press, [1987]

Physical Description:
239 pages ; 21 cm
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HQ756.D35 A3 1987 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Booklist Review

Thirty-two-year-old Danziger, a theater, television, and film writer, sensitively explores new definitions of manly behavior in this account of his experiences during the pregnancy of his writer-director wife, Ellen Sandler. Openly sharing his hopes and fears, as well as his blunders, Danziger paints a warts-and-all portrait of a man intimately involved with a woman-centered activity. Difficulties in conceiving, the experience of being present at various medical procedures and at the birth itself, and the slow emergence of a sense of fatherhood are all discussed with striking honesty. Emotional highs and lows come and go quickly as Danziger deals with his wife's feelings, with their financial and housing concerns, and with career plans for the husband-and-wife writing team. A good choice to supplement pregnancy collections. SP. 306.8'742 Danziger, Dennis / Fathers U.S. Diaries [OCLC] 86-71873

Library Journal Review

This book invites obvious comparison with Bob Greene's Good Morning, Merry Sunshine ( LJ 5/1/84) and Dan Greenburg's Confessions of a Pregnant Father ( LJ 4/1/86), since it is also the journal of a professional writer, kept during his wife's first pregnancy. This, too, is a generally humorous view of the experience, with just enough tension (an outbreak of rubella, an early delivery) to sustain interest. The difference here, of course, is that Danziger cannot trade on name recognition to build an audience. His circumstances may be more familiar, however, since he and his wife, Ellen, must rent instead of buy the larger house they need, and some of their baby equipment is secondhand. Still, a marginal purchase. Suzanne Druehl, Little Rock P.L., Ark. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.