Don’t Panic! All the Stuff the Expectant Dad Needs to Know by George Lewis

Thank you Anne of Random Things Tours and Octopus Books for the opportunity to read and review this excellent book.


Written by award-winning comedy writer, George Lewis, DON’T PANIC! is destined to be the next classic for new dads, preparing them for the confusing, emotional – and funny – rollercoaster ahead.

From birth to pre-school, EVERYTHING new dads need to know is here. The book is packed with useful tips, inside knowledge and hilarious real-life stories from George’s friends and fellow comedians, who know exactly what it’s like to take your first steps as a new parent, including, Adam Kay, Andy Parsons, Carl Donnelly, Elis James, Iain Stirling, Ivo Graham, Jen Brister, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, Matthew Crosby, Rich Hall, Romesh Ranganathan, Russell Kane and Sindhu Vee.

Practical and emotional this is a book full of all the stuff your mates would tell you. Friendly, accessible, informative and funny, Don’t Panic is the vital guide that reassures new dads that they’re not alone, and demonstrates how helpful the experience of others can be.

My thoughts:

When you are expecting a baby, you start to be given free samples of baby items to help you prepare for impending parenthood. After reading this book, I think a sample of the book should be a much needed addition to those packs.

I know that the book title mentions ‘expectant dad’, but actually this book would be a useful read for any family and friends of an expectant parent (although grandparents may need to stop drinking sherry after reading it).

Lots of practical advice in a humorous but educational style with contributions from well known parents/doctors. Happy to recommend this book – would make a great gift to someone getting ready to become a parent for the first time.

Author Bio:

George Lewis’s writing credits include Have I Got News for You, 8 out of 10 Cats, various work for BBC Comedy, Radio 4, Dave, Comic Relief and his own weekly football column – Funny Old Game – in The Times. He has recently appeared on the Stand Up Sketch Show (ITV2), Top Gear Extra Gear (which he hosted), Celebrity Mastermind (which he won) and he presents the Britpopcast for Radio X. Before he became a comedian, he worked as a copywriter. He lives in Manchester with his wife and his two children, a boy and a girl, fourteen months apart.


By Karen K is reading

An avid reader from the age of 4. Love escaping into a good novel after a busy day working with students. Mum. Adopter of dogs.

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