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Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

"What to Expect" no longer a bestseller? Didn't expect that!



I couldn't imagine going through my first pregnancy without the book that is Mom_whattoexpectjpg_2 the bible for expectant mothers, What to Expect When You're Expecting. From the photos of what the baby looks like each week of your pregnancy, to the list of what you really needed to buy for the baby to finding the right time to tell your boss, this one book had it all.

But these days there are so many more places to find that kind of information online, including a ramped up Web site for the book and its spinoffs, as well as similar books (The Girlfriend's Guide to Pregnancy comes to mind), that sooner or later the pregnancy bible, now in its fourth edition, was bound to take a hit.

Now it has. After 391 weeks on the New York Times' list of the bestselling paperback advice and how-to books, it has fallen off. That's nearly eight years after it first hit the list.

But don't count it out. I asked a friend who is expecting her first child if she and some of her friends still use the book religiously. Her response: "I have 3! LOL. It's still considered the bible of pregnancy."

-- Sherry Robinson

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:58am]


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