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Baby Proof By Emily Giffin Baby Proof From 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 mar

  • Title: Baby Proof
  • Author: Emily Giffin
  • ISBN: 9780312348649
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Baby Proof By Emily Giffin From 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 what all women want Not so for Claudia Parr And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meetsFrom 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 what all women want Not so for Claudia Parr And just as she gives up on finding a man who feels the same way, she meets warm, wonderful Ben Things seem too good to be true when they fall in love and agree to buck tradition with a satisfying, child free marriage Then the unexpected occurs one of them has a change of heart One of them wants children after all.This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things It s about feeling that your life is set and then realizing that nothing is as you thought it was and that there is no possible compromise It s about deciding what is most important in life, and taking chances to get it But most of all, it s about the things we will do and won t do for love.
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    1. Nicole on said:

      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 [...]

    2. Jennifer on said:

      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 ref [...]

    3. Melissa on said:

      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 divo [...]

    4. Qiana on said:

      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 k [...]

    5. Stephanie on said:

      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 individual [...]

    6. Carrie on said:

      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 is a selfish notion yes, it seems unselfish to procreate because you love your husband so much and that is what he wants And [...]

    7. Erin on said:

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

    8. Tamara Evans on said:

      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 couple 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 t [...]

    9. Cherie on said:

      D This book reminded me of why I don t like chick lit unrealistic expensive Manhattan lifestyles obsession with finding love partner Anyway, this seemed promising a woman finds a man who also doesn t want kids yay Perfect for me like T and then he changes his mind, and the whole drama An ending to gag over.

    10. Brenda on said:

      Este libro est escrito para m Es como si alguien dijera voy a escribir la vida de Brenda en unos 15 a os en el futuroPodia reconocerme en muchas de las facetas de la protagonista, daba miedo ENCANTA que se haya tocado un tema que casi nadie toca Que es el simple hecho de no querer tener hijos, NUNCA Con esta sociedad machista, si una mujer no tiene un hijo no tiene nada.La gente piensa que es antinatural Porque claro una mujer para que esta hecha no Incluso he escuchado a gente muy cercana a m , [...]

    11. Liisa on said:

      It s quite a brave topic to tackle women who don t want children In this day and age, I think it s almost the last taboo But it is the topic that author Emily Giffin addresses in Baby Proof Knowing that the story would focus on this issue, I worried it would end up being black and white with a watered down and easily digestible ending but Emily Giffin kept to her usual high standard as I read my way through a messy, emotional, complicated and realistic story.Despite such a sensitive and emotive [...]

    12. Olivia "Don't Blame Me I Voted for Hillary" on said:

      Wonderful heartwarming story.

    13. A.gasior on said:

      Giffin s writing style and subject matter was what enticed me to listen to this book on CD I listened to Something Borrowed on a weekend car trip and it was so good it felt like a guilty pleasure Self indulging in female mellow drama seems to be my thing This book did not disappoint, it exceeded my expectations The subject matter hit a bit closer to home than Giffin s 1 st book Now that I m closing out my 20 s and have a husband and a house, I m constantly surrounded by baby talk It was nice to [...]

    14. Amy on said:

      The plot is completely unbelievable are we supposed to believe the so called perfect couple gets divorced after what seems to be about 2 weeks of arguing about having a baby Then is it possible that most of the people around the wife are having child issues kids keeping someone in a bad marriage, not being able to conceive, conceiving with a married boyfriend at the same time It s insulting to the readers intelligence and that is what makes it the perfect beach read If that is what you re lookin [...]

    15. Aleah on said:

      As I ve read and enjoyed each of Emily Giffin s other books, I fully expected to enjoy this book It was definitely not the case Most of Giffin s characters are smart, educated, professional women they are also strong in that they don t necessarily fall full force into a stereotypical I ll compromise my goals and ideals in order to keep a man In fact, even though her protagonist in Heart of the Matter decides to take her cheating husband back, Giffin still manages to paint the wronged wife as one [...]

    16. Love Fool on said:

      From 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 Women who don t want children Are they monsters That s how society makes us feel if you don t want babies I was like that for awhile slightly still am I rather have dogs than babies so maybe that s why I enjoyed this book, because I was able to relate to the main character However, I gave it four stars because Claudia annoyed me [...]

    17. Victoria on said:

      the end was kinda abrupt BUT this has to be one of the first book that I ve read were the main character doesn t want a child and we are shown how that decision affects not only her life, but her husband s and their family.I loved it I don t want children either and I could totally relate to Claudia which is funny, because everyone is saying she is spoiled selfish and whiny and yet I thought she was like my missing sister lol

    18. Amy on said:

      I loved the first two Emily Griffins I read and but this is by far my favorite I am a book crier, this is true, but when I was tearing up a few chapters in, I thought, Dang She s good The novel is very realistic, and there were moments when I laughed to myself, That is so true I wish someone had told me that BEFORE I got married This really captures the emotions and desperation of that awkward stage that happens the first time you seriously realize as in the first time your partner breaks your t [...]

    19. Sarah on said:

      I read this book because I had heard about it from my baby boards I did not read Giffin s other 2 books I was pregnant at the time and wanted a funny and light read I didn t like it much I thought it was extremely shallow and I found it strange that the characters go from having a great marriage to divorce It makes it sound like divorce is a quick,easy answer when you don t get your way I thought the ending was too sugary sweet and fake.

    20. Danielle (Danniegurl) on said:

      RTC check out latest update for end of book feelings I think I m going to eviscerate this book.Warning, I m probably going to tear this book up I dunno It s not that I didn t like it, exactly It s that I didn t like Claudia and as a main character she was very unlikable So I might rant A lot.Let me get out my notes that I wrote right after I finished this book.Alright here we go I m sorry but I have to say it This author can t write At least not in a way I appreciate The way the book is written [...]

    21. Jenallen74 on said:

      Another complex, well characterized novel from Emily Giffin It s as good as the first two books of hers that I read, Something Borrowed and Something Blue I love how Giffin goes straight for the moral gray area, presenting characters who face some of the most difficult personal choice dilemmas of our modern age situations ripe for strong opinions and discussion I always find myself identifying with the protagonist and asking, What would I do I were in her situation or, If I were her best friend, [...]

    22. Teryl on said:

      I loved Emily s first 2 books, but I had a hard time with this one I think I was having a hard time with the main character I didn t sympathize with her at all and was actually rooting for the husband than her.

    23. Elizabeth on said:

      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 fo [...]

    24. Sarah Swann on said:

      Meh I listened to the audiobook of this one narrated by Cynthia Nixon, which was great However, the story was boring Literally nothing happened A woman doesn t want a baby, gets married, her husband decides he does, gets divorced, kinda sees other people, gets back together with her ex Mkay And I wanted turmoil in her life, there didn t really seem to be much I didn t have any empathy for her Just okay for me.

    25. Shaifali on said:

      Baby Proof is all about RelationshipsBaby Proof 2006 by Emily Giffin is about relationships and what it takes to be a part of one Giffin answers or atleast raises some very important questions about life and relationships and family It starts with a bang, directly divulging in the main issue of a married couple, earlier agreeing on no children, but has somehow come at a fork in the road, when Ben, the husband wants kids, and Claudia, one who wants to be responsible for herself and no one else, d [...]

    26. Ameena on said:

      Because someone once told me that Emily Giffin s books are formulaic, fluffy, and devoid of any real plot, I ve avoided them But I was looking for a light pick me up last week, found Baby Proof at the library, and after being captivated from the very first page, I finished this book in 2 days flat.I don t recall who told me to avoid Emily Giffin s books, but whoever you are, you have bad taste in books Anyway, this is the story of 35 year old Claudia a successful editor, a loyal sister, and a lo [...]

    27. Valerie Roller on said:

      Out of all the books Emily Giffin has written this one is my favorite I can relate to it the most I don t want children until I am in my very late twenties early thirties I am told constantly by women that I am selfish for this Is it really THAT horrible that I want to finish traveling enjoy my career pay off car or owe less money on home before having a child And besides, I want to be able to tell my children about my life experiences rather than not having any to draw on when said child is ask [...]

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