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Baby Proof (edition 2007)

by Emily Giffin

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Baby Proof
Emily Griffin
A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?
Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a motherâ??which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we willâ??and won'tâ??do for l
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Title:Baby Proof
Authors:Emily Giffin
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2007), Edition: 1st, Paperback, 368 pages
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Baby Proof by Emily Giffin

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    Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis (Katymelrose)
    Katymelrose: both chick lit, kind of coming of age stories about 30(ish) year old women. Ask Again Later has less story but is funnier than Baby Proof.
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2.5 stars. Perfectly adequate chick-lit except lacking any humour element. ( )
  Abcdarian | May 18, 2024 |
This book was.....eh. It was an easy read but after reading two of her other books, I anticipated more out of this one. ( )
  Cathie_Dyer | Feb 29, 2024 |
Claudia and Ben are soul mates; but after only 3 yrs of marriage, they divorce because he changed his mind about wanting children. Thus, begins their introspection into what is important enough to lose a soul mate.
  bentstoker | Jan 26, 2024 |
Fun read! Great to see the main character evolve through the course of the book. ( )
  ajrenshaw99 | Sep 1, 2023 |
“There are no absolutes in relationships. You can't take anything for granted. You can count on absolutely nothing but the unexpected. You only get in trouble when you start thinking that you're some kind of exception to the rule.”
― Emily Giffin, Baby Proof

I chose this because the premise seemed interesting. I too chose not to have children as did many of my friends. So I wanted to read this and I had already read the "Something Borrowed" series.

While not quite up to that level, I did enjoy this book about choices and the ramifications of the ones we make. I thought the book was quite realistic.

As a woman myself, I cannot even say how many times that same question has been asked.."don't you want kids" and it has been asked to many of my friends who are childless too. It does get annoying and I could relate to the heroine.

I also was reading this while in the waiting room at a doctor's office. The receptionist saw what I was reading, (I'd just started) and said to me, "you are going to love this book"! We then talked about the book a bit. She was a major fan. That was pretty cool.

SPOILERS:

I did not have any issues with the ending at all. The book went pretty much like I'd have predicted and it moved at a brisk fresh pace. Baby Proof was a pretty good read anmd an interesting one at that. Highly recommended. ( )
  Thebeautifulsea | Aug 5, 2022 |
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Baby Proof
Emily Griffin
A novel that explores the question: Is there ever a deal-breaker when it comes to true love?
Claudia Parr has everything going for her. A successful editor at a publishing house in Manhattan, she's also a devoted sister, aunt, and friend. Yet she's never wanted to become a motherâ??which she discovers is a major hurdle to marriage, something she desperately wants. Then she meets her soul mate Ben who, miraculously, feels the same way about parenthood. The two fall in love and marry, committed to one another and their life of adventure and discovery. All's well until one of them has a change of heart. Someone wants a baby after all.
This is the witty, heartfelt story about what happens to the perfect couple when they suddenly want different things and there is no compromise. It's about deciding what is most important in life and wagering everything to get it. And most of all, it's about the things we willâ??and won'tâ??do for l

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Lángoló ​szerelem. Mesébe illő lánykérés. Házasság.
Azután pedig… gyerekek?Ez minden nő álma.
Vagy mégsem?

Claudia és Ben tökéletes pár.
Pillanatok alatt egymásba szeretnek, és megállapodnak abban, hogy szakítva a hagyománnyal, a családi és társadalmi elvárásokkal, beérik egymással, nem terveznek gyereket. Boldogan élik szabad, korlátlan és a független felnőttek boldog életét. Zavartalanul építhetik a karrierjüket, esténként kedvükre szórakozhatnak, bármikor fölkerekedhetnek és járhatják a világot.

Amikor azonban az egyik legjobb barátnőjük teherbe esik, Ben más jövőképet kezd el dédelgetni. Rájön, hogy tulajdonképpen ő is kisbabát szeretne, amivel igazán megkoronázhassák kettejük kapcsolatát. Ben vágyai 180 fokos fordulatot vesznek, melyeket Claudia nem tud és nem is akar komolyan venni. Elvégre a kapcsolatuk elején nem erről volt szó! Hogy nyomatékot adjon nemtetszésének a válástól sem riad meg. Sajnos Ben sem…
Claudiának nehéz döntéseket kell meghozni, hogy az önismeret egy magasabb szintjére lépjen és eldöntse, mire vágyik igazán az életében.

Az olvasó szellemes, érvekben és ellenérvekben bővelkedő, elgondolkodtató könyvet tart a kezében arról, mi történik, ha egy házaspár egyik tagja hirtelen másként képzeli el a jövőt, mint azt közösen tervezték. A probléma ott kezdődik, hogy egyikük sem akarja föladni az elveit a másik kedvéért.

Emily Giffin magyarul először megjelenő, öniróniával fűszerezett, friss, vicces fordulatokkal teli történetét tarthatja a kezében az Olvasó. Szórakoztató regényében nagy kérdéseket vet fel az írónő: Mi a legfontosabb az életben? Hogyan érhetjük el? És mekkora áldozatra vagyunk hajlandók a szerelemért?
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