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At fifty-three, Kevin Nealon thought he had it all: a massive international celebrity with legions of loyal fans; a fabulous modeling career; hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank; and the most recognizable face on the planet. Nealon had accomplished the impossible: a thirty-year career in show business with only limited trips to rehab. But just like every other celebrity, he felt that was not enough. The perpetually insatiable Nealon wanted more, and for him "more" meant a little addition that drooled, burped, and pooped (no, not a Pomeranian).

Now, in his first-ever book, Nealon tells the outrageous story of how he battled through aching joints, Milano cookie cravings, and a rapidly receding hairline to become a first-time dad at an age when most fathers are packing their kids off to college. Offering hysterical commentary about his fickle, often hormonal, road to belated and bloated fatherhood, Nealon guides you through the delivery room and beyond, discussing how his past, his wife, and his neuroses all converged in a montage of side-splitting insecurities during the months leading up to the birth of his son.

In Yes, You're Pregnant, But What About Me?, Nealon details his trip through all the emotional stages of pregnancy — uncomfortable, denial, hungry, sleepy, self-conscious, hungrier, confused, cranky, not-quite-as-hungry but still craving something, sweaty, covered in cookie crumbs — all while struggling to keep his blood pressure down and find the time to read the latest issue of the AARP Bulletin. Wrestling with the dilemmas and fears that fathers have been dealing with for centuries (Can I duct-tape a crib together? How often can I reuse a disposable diaper? What if the baby looks like me and not my wife?), Nealon never fails to entertain with the frequent lunacy and inevitable joy that punctuate his story about parenthood.

Laugh-out-loud funny and remarkably poignant, Nealon's entertaining perspective and his wealth of sarcasm provide a take on fatherhood that is as fresh as it is universal, always reminding you that half the fun of being a parent is getting there.

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"Comedian and actor Nealon (best known for his characters on Saturday Night Live and his role on Weeds) makes his print debut with comedic content so potent readers will surely demand future books. Nealon is a first-time father with his second wife, actress Susan Yeagley, and detailing the male point of view on pregnancy, he writes about the events that led to the birth of their son in 2007. The 53-year-old Nealon considers becoming a father while also anticipating death: 'It wasn't over for me yet, but I felt I was 'circling the drain'.' However, at age 34, Susan was still 'pregnantable,' as he puts it. Thus the merry parental dance began. Beneath the jokes, Nealon swims in poignant undercurrents, discussing his relationship with Susan, recalling his childhood and reflecting on life in general. Digressions lead to such jests as: 'Why do some people get their stomach stapled? What if you wanted to just lose a little weight? Could you paperclip your stomach?' Fellow humorists Benchley and Thurber would probably nod in admiration at Nealon's ability to insert a bon mot or clever phrase into almost every paragraph of this very funny navigation from pregnancy to parenthood." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"A cute little missive about the joys of parenthood that's slightly cuter than most of the other recent cute little missives about the joys of parenthood." Kirkus Reviews

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Nealon, a former longtime Saturday Night Live cast member and star of the hit television show Weeds, offers a funny and illuminating take on becoming a first-time father — at 53.

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Kevin Nealon has been involved with comedy and entertainment for almost thirty years. One of the longest-running cast members in the history of Saturday Night Live, Nealon has appeared in movies such as Happy Gilmore, Anger Management, and Daddy Day Care, and currently stars in the Showtime original series Weeds. Nealon lives in Los Angeles with his wife and their son, Gable.

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Madam Pince, September 21, 2008 (view all comments by Madam Pince)
Not as funny as I expected. Kevin Nealon's revelations about the journey that led him to become a father later in life are interesting, but true to the title, he talks too much about himself and not enough about the little boy who made him a dad.
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ISBN:
9780061215209
Author:
Nealon, Kevin
Publisher:
It Books
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by Kevin Nealon
Author:
by Kevin Nealon
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Comedians
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Topic - Family
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Form - Anecdotes
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Parenting - Fatherhood
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Fatherhood
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Actors -- United States.
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Hardcover
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20080513
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Hardback
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General/trade
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English
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272
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9 x 6 x 0.93 in 16.32 oz

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Comedian and actor Nealon (best known for his characters on Saturday Night Live and his role on Weeds) makes his print debut with comedic content so potent readers will surely demand future books. Nealon is a first-time father with his second wife, actress Susan Yeagley, and detailing the male point of view on pregnancy, he writes about the events that led to the birth of their son in 2007. The 53-year-old Nealon considers becoming a father while also anticipating death: 'It wasn't over for me yet, but I felt I was 'circling the drain'.' However, at age 34, Susan was still 'pregnantable,' as he puts it. Thus the merry parental dance began. Beneath the jokes, Nealon swims in poignant undercurrents, discussing his relationship with Susan, recalling his childhood and reflecting on life in general. Digressions lead to such jests as: 'Why do some people get their stomach stapled? What if you wanted to just lose a little weight? Could you paperclip your stomach?' Fellow humorists Benchley and Thurber would probably nod in admiration at Nealon's ability to insert a bon mot or clever phrase into almost every paragraph of this very funny navigation from pregnancy to parenthood." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "A cute little missive about the joys of parenthood that's slightly cuter than most of the other recent cute little missives about the joys of parenthood."
"Synopsis" by , Nealon, a former longtime Saturday Night Live cast member and star of the hit television show Weeds, offers a funny and illuminating take on becoming a first-time father — at 53.
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