Welcome! This form is for anyone requesting an ARC of Kimberly's next book, Birth and Other Surprises, late February 2020. We are looking for all kinds - book lovers, moms and dads, medical professionals (love nurses, midwives and pediatricians) and bloggers of all types - but even if you don't fall into any of those categories and you'd like to participate in launching the book - please click here to fill out the form.
Birth and Other Surprises is a memoir of childhood in the seventies (no seat belts, no bike helmets, lots of eating paste) and early parenting adventures (no privacy, no clue, lots of eating what's left on the plate) by award winning humorist Kimberly Davis Basso. Both a follow up and a prequel for fans of I'm a Little Brain Dead, it's written in the same brutally hilarious style and will ignite book club discussions all over again.
Why, yes, there is a chapter on Epidurals, Episiotomies and Enemas called E.e.e.k! and Kimberly did do all the research herself. You'll also get the Top Ten Questions she should have asked while pregnant and learn The Stupidest Thing We Ever Did, 1978 edition in addition to interactive portions of the book, like the Parenting Spirit Animals Quiz. 100% not scientific and yet still remarkably accurate- turns out Kimberly's spirit animal is a sea horse, like so many. Lovely Hubby does make an appearance or two, what with being the other half of her procreative process and once again all names have been changed to protect the innocent. Even if you aren't a parent, the alien analogies alone are worth a look. After all, Kimberly wasn't born, she arrived.