I bought this book for my wife upon the birth of our child. We travel often and were hoping for some actual information that would help us TRAVEL with our baby, we already knew what to pack when visiting our neighbor. We were bored out of our minds listening to stories about the author's 'little junior'- don't waist your money on this one! We are still looking for a book with REAL information concerning the technicalities of traveling with our baby.
Dear A Customer,
I'm sorry you "waisted" your money. I hate it when that happens.
And for The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting...8 of 10 people found the following review helpful: Disorganized, a blizzard of unfinished thoughts, January 3, 2004 By Mikey (Beautiful central Wisconsin) - See all my reviews
I have been a step-parent to two wonderful children for almost two years. I recieved this book for xmas, I never would have bought it had I looked at any one page. The book reads like someone took 100 post it notes with tidbits of info on them and threw them together to create a book. Unfortunatley the information (if it can so be called) is nothing more then a bunch of questions and the author saying how difficult living with a stepchild will be, she says it over and over and over.... The book is set up with a small paragraph with an idea or a question followed by "see more on this in chapter 9 or 14" etc. It is not only not informative but it a very annoying book to read. I can sum this entire book up in one sentence "Raising or Living with a step child/stepchildren is not easy, it is going to be stressful and challenging (see more on this at the beginning of my review)" There I just saved you 20 dollars, now find a different book to buy.
You got me. That's exactly how I wrote this book. I took like 50 post-its and wrote a bunch of questions on them, then I took like 50 more and whined about how HARD it is to be a stepparent. Then I stuck the post-its in an envelope and mailed the envelope to my editor! That must be why the book is like in its 17th printing or something and has sold so many tens of thousands of copies and is recommended by the Stepparenting Association of America and lots and lots of therapists, and why my publishers insists on sending me nice juicy checks two times a year. But you're right, that's a true statement you make: stepparenting IS stressful and I'm so sorry I added to your stress by writing an annoying book. I must be a Complete Idiot.
Love and kisses,