Waiting For Birdy: A Year Of Frantic Tedium, Improbable Grace, And The Wild Magic Of Growing A…

Paperback | March 29, 2005

byCatherine Newman

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To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler. As she navigates life with her existentially curious and heartbreakingly sweet three-year-old, and her doozy of a pregnancy, she lends her irresistibly unique voice to the secret thoughts and fears of parents everywhere. Filled with quirky warmth and razor-sharp wit, Waiting for Birdy captures the universal wonder, terror, humor, and tenderness of raising a family.

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To fifty thousand readers, Catherine Newman is the beloved author of “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy,” a weekly column on babycenter.com. Now in the delightfully candid, outlandishly funny Waiting for Birdy, Newman charts the year she anticipated the birth of her second child while also coping with the realities of raising a toddler. As she n...

Catherine Newman is the author of the column “Bringing Up Ben & Birdy” on babycenter.com. A contributing editor of Family Fun Magazine, her work has been published in numerous anthologies.On the web: http://www.babycenter.com, http://www.parentcenter.com

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.6 × 5 × 0.6 inPublished:March 29, 2005Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143034774

ISBN - 13:9780143034773

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ben & Birdy growing up!!! This is a wonderful book. Reminds me of raising my own chilcren. I can't wait to read about Ben's first year at camp, and then, his firsr girlfriend. Yikes! I am still learning about my Joshua's first's!!! Wayto go Catherine, you are an wonderful mom. This is the best for first time mom's, 2nd, third and so on... I am reliving every moment with this gifted author. I am dreading University. I read her every week. This is a writer with lots of heart!
Date published: 2007-12-26

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"Might be the funniest—and most astute—account of a mother's first years with her child since Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions." —Chris Bohjalian, author of Midwives and Before You Know Kindness

"Catherine Newman's new book about the rock and roll life of newborn parents is hysterical... Don't give birth without it." —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean and Baby Bat's Lullaby