[Reading] ➶ Baby Proof Author Emily Giffin – Anguillais.us

Baby ProofFrom The Author Of The Smash Hits Something Borrowed And Something Blue Comes A Novel That Explores The Question Is There Ever A Deal Breaker When It Comes To True Love First Comes Love Then Comes Marriage Then Comes A Baby Carriage Isn T That

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  1. says:

    I loved Giffin s first two books, Something Borrowed and Something Blue, so I had high hopes for this book Instead I was left with a resentful disappointment.Firstly, why is it that novels set in NYC have to be gushing odes to the city This book name drops worse than a D lister trying to get into a hot Hollywood club Restaurants, street names, the Brooklyn Bridge there s even a paragraph devoted to the skyline post 9 11 WE GET IT THE BOOK IS SET IN NEW YORK.The plot is ludicrous, formulaic, and trite Woman decides she never wants children, meets man with same view, marries said man, said man changes his mind After a brief argument, she packs up, moves out, and files for divorce Literally overnight Claudia, the protagonist, is annoying, to say the least Self centered, whiny, and narcissistic Her two sisters are cardboard stereotypes Daphne married h...


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    I have mixed feelings about this book I had picked this up as the third novel by Ms Giffin, having already read her first two Something Borrowed, Something Blue All the characters in her books seem to be somewhat interrelated, and the back cover looked interesting, especially since I, like the heroine, am a thirty something woman exceedingly tired of being asked when I will have children Like Katherine Hepburn, I suspect I am just far too selfish to make a decent mother, and I think it should reflect WELL on me that I know this and don t have kids, not POORLY on me that I am actualized enough to realise this before they were born I was very happy with the beginning of the book Boy and Girl Meet, Boy and Girl Don t Want Kids, Boy and Girl Get Married, Have Lovely No Kid Life I was thrilled to finally have a literary heroine But then, for me, the book took a disappointing turn Spoiler Alert I realise in real life that many times people make the decision that the love of their life is important, or that some women do decide later that they want children But for those of us who purchased the book thrilled that a woman was finally taking a stand and saying I don t want kids and I refuse to make excuses or be embarrassed by it , it was a great disappointment at the end of the bo...


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    Ugh It s very rare that I get this pissed off by a book, especially such random chick lit This review contains spoilers, so don t read any if you ever plan to read this book.Ok, here goes The story was about a NYC couple, Ben Claudia, that are madly in love They both agreed before marriage that they never want kids, but after a close friend had a baby, Ben changes his mind It s out of the question for Claudia, and since neither will compromise, they promptly divorce and this was the fastest divorce I ever heard of, fictional and all No counseling, no conversations, nothing just divorce.Claudia then starts dating this hot guy from work and after he takes her to Lake Como and gives her this wonderful cocktail ring, she decides that she doesn t want to be with him WTH The only way I wouldn t want to be with him after this would be if I met George Clooney at Lake Como Nope, she decides that she wants Ben back and will do anything, even have a baby, to get him back This is where I really got pissed off ...


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    I m only a few pages in and I m hooked This woman is me, plain and simple I m sitting here wondering when Emily Griffin found the time to sit down and write a book all about me I m really hoping the main character doesn t sell out in the end to garner the mass appeal of chick lit readers If she does, I might have to swear off Ms Griffin for good So far, though, she understands me, which lets me know that there are other women out there who feel exactly the way I do about the prospect of having kidswhich is insert obnoxiously loud vomitting noises here.LaterSPOILERS AHEAD So, I finished it Normally, I m not the sort to bash a book because I m butt sore about the ending, but this one struck a chord with me The heroin decides that she ll have a baby if that s what it takes to get her husband back I m guessing that to even things out, the husband decides that he d live without a child to be with her, butthat s what the agreement was between them to begin with Living without a child is reversible Having one is NOT The moral of the story is You ll do ANYTHING for the one you truly love WTF Really Because I m not jumping off a cliff or doing anything else I can t reverse especially something that I truly do not want ...


  5. says:

    I chose this because the premise seemed interesting I too chose not to have children as did many of my friends So I wanted to read this and I had already read the Something Borrowed series.While not quite up to that level, I did enjoy this book about choices and the ramifications of the ones we make I thought the book was quite realistic As a woman myself, I cannot even say how many times that same question has been asked. don t you want kids and it has been asked to many of my friends who are childless too It does get annoying and I could relate to the heroine.I also was reading this while in the waiting room at a doctor s office The receptionist saw what I was reading, I d just started and said to me, you are going to love this book We then talked about the book a bit She was a major fan That was pretty cool.SPOILERS I did not have any issues with the ending at all The book went pretty much like I ...


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    Emily Giffin has the literary capacity to create the most aggravating, unlikable characters in all of chick lit that I positively can t stand and yet somehow by the end of the novel I am empathising with and rooting for every single one She gets me every time and quite frankly I m sick of your shit, Giffin I m going to come right out and say it people who say they don t want children astound me I m not sure what it is I don t even like children So I struggled to grasp the concept of this book for a long time a 35 year old woman abandons her incredibly happy marriage because she simply refuses to have the child her husband desperately wants It just seemed really extreme to me The couple in this book are financially sound, in their thirties, with stable careers, a good home, and in a happy, loving marriage in a way Claudia s decision almost seemed immature.Anyway, I got on board She got a divorce, she pl...


  7. says:

    Yet another Emily Giffin novel, and I think it was okay for the most part The thing I HATE about Giffin as a writer is she makes a really interesting, difficult scenario that makes you sympathize with her characters, and then she can t think of how to solve the moral dilemma, so near the end of her books she pulls something COMPLETELY horrible, whether it s a clich plot development or a seriously erroneous logical argument for making her characters change motives an anti feminist anti individualist argument in this case The fact that one of her good characters references Romeo and Juliet as an example of true love is truly sick...


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    This book annoyed me I couldn t figure out why at first, and then I realized it I don t agree with the author s message The protagonist spends the whole book trying to get over her ex husband who left her because she didn t want children In the end, they reconcile because while she still doesn t want children, she d consider having them to be with her soulmate I think that ...


  9. says:

    This is one of the WORST books I have ever read Please do not torture yourself.


  10. says:

    Usually, I tend to shy away from books in the chick lit genre When I saw Baby Proof on the shelf, I was instantly drawn to this book for some reason After reading the book jacket, I knew this was definitely going to be an interesting read to say the least Claudia and Ben are the perfect coupleat least to everyone around them anyway Claudia is a successful book editor and Ben is a successful architect who are both enjoying their married childfree life Although they both agreed in the dating stage that neither wants to have children, the issue come back up when the find out that their mutual friends are going to have a baby Claudia sticks to her guns about not wanting children but Ben is now not so sure and decides he may want kids after all Claudia forces Ben to make a choice in the matter either be happy and childfree with her or be single and have a child with someone else Once they realize that neither one is willing to compromise, they get a divorce During their separation and divorce, Claudia does a lot a ...

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