Pacify Me by Chris Mancini
A Handbook for the Freaked-Out New Dad

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You're having a baby. That's it. Game over, man.
Life as you know it is done.

Go ahead, freak out. Comic Chris Mancini was terrified of his impending fatherhood. But soon after throwing up upon seeing the little blue line, he realized that most expectant dads sometimes feel nervous, depressed, or powerless -- like a new baby is guy-kryptonite. Chris has been there and survived it. He'll talk you off the ledge.

Naturally, you have plenty of questions: How many diapers will I really have to change? Will I ever have sex again? When should I mention that new 50-inch LCD television I want? Is it okay to play Grand Theft Auto while I hold my kid? Aren't there robots that can do most of this stuff by now? From fearing the ovulation kit, to leaving your child with a complete stranger when you go back to work, to the best and worst parts of being a parent, to wondering if Dr. Spock really is like Mr. Spock, Pacify Me is full of honest, hilarious, and insightful advice for new dads. Like, if you screw up a little the first time you're alone with the baby, it's not as if she's going to tattle. And babies love the mall.

The truth is, the anxiety leading up to your child's birth is way worse than the anxiety of actually having a child. Soon you'll discover that the joy of experiencing life through innocent new eyes more than makes up for having to send your inner teenager to bed before midnight, unless there's something cool on Adult Swim.

About Chris Mancini

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A comic and a filmmaker, Chris Mancini has written and directed many films, shows, and people who were lost looking for the mall.  The Sci Fi Channel awarded Chris the "Future of Film" award and a grant for his short film SKINS, which The Museum of Television and Radio in New York archived as an “Important Short Film.”  He has screened and spoken at various prestigious festivals including Slamdance, HBO’S US Comedy Arts festival, and at Comic-Con in San Diego.Chris is a regular on Budd Friedman’s world famous Improv comedy circuit. When not performing for the Improv in Las Vegas and other locations or working on a film, Chris has also worked as a creative comedy consultant for Fremantle Media and Klasky Czupo.  He's co-founder of and contributes to two parenting blogs.  
Published May 14, 2009 by Gallery Books. 224 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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