Pacify Me

A Handbook for the Freaked-Out New Dad

Pacify Me

A humorous yet practical collection of essays that look at the one thing that terrifies men the most: Fatherhood.

Anyone who’s seen Judd Apatow’s smash hit Knocked Up knows that many modern men are still clinging to their inner child. So what happens when this man-child finds out that he’s an expectant father? The obvious: he freaks out.

Written for the new fathers who know more about Mr. Spock than Dr. Spock, My Life Is Over empathetically shatters the myths and fears new fathers really feel. Using the power and wisdom of hindsight, Chris Mancini humorously and candidly shares his own personal journey of becoming a new father and covers the entire process— from pregnancy to delivery, the adjustment period, and the infant years.

Anticipating a broad range of questions from the practical (how do I stop a kid from crying? how many diapers will I really be changing?) to the personal (how soon can I have sex with my wife again?), Mancini mixes entertaining anecdotes with helpful in-the-trenches information, offering an invaluable guide for every scared, nervous—but ultimately very capable—new dad.
  • Gallery Books | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439128879 | 
  • May 2009
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Chris Mancini
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Chris Mancini

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 www.comedyfilmnerdsdotcom.com and contributes to two parenting blogs.  

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