I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot!


Author: Lalita Iyer
Publisher: Amaryllis, New Delhi
(Pp 250, ISBN 9789381506301, Rs 295)

One day you are a ‘woman’ and could be a ‘mommy’ next day! This book I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot is a journey which deals all good, bad and downright ugly of being pregnant. The author narrates her real life experiences right from when she conceived up to motherhood. Then followed by everything between and later in a friendly and funny antic which everyone, particularly female readers, can enjoy to the fullest, gaining both knowledge and leisure.

Why this book is different from other pregnancy books? The answer is simple. I’m Pregnant, Not Terminally Ill, You Idiot does not talk about the same old sermons or advices on foetus, breastfeeding, delivery and other common blah-blah! It tells the ways a typical Indian family, friends and colleagues react when they come to know that a woman is pregnant. And the anecdotes continue with other interesting topics with overdose of advices from relatives, friends and others. Read on…!

– Jyaneswar Laishram

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