"Frankly Pregnant provides humorous insight into the emotional solitude of pregnancy. Stacy makes you feel that all the craziness happening with your body and in your mind somehow falls into the realm of "normal." This book should contain a warning about laughter during pregnancy and possibility of urinary incontinence!"
Debbie Davis is the Senior Writer for Today's Pregnancy Magazine.
"Frankly Pregnant will be a welcome addition to the libraries of expectant mothers who want more than what is available in current handbooks and medical manuals. It is chock full of accounts of bodily changes and misbehaviors that are too embarrassing to share even with a close friend or partner, a mother or sister. The tone is delightfully intimate and more than a bit quirky, as author Stacy Quarty speaks as if to a girl friend of such matters as suddenly losing bladder control at an inopportune moment or the shock of a sudden appearance of a third nipple (a rare but apparently normal) occurrence!
"In the shape of a week-to-week diary charting the authors second pregnancy, it makes the case for not feeling freakish when seemingly freakish things occur, helping each newly pregnant reader to distinguish when to worry and when to try to take pleasure in the natural whining in which author and reader join forces."
Erika Duncan is a novelist, essayist and founder of Herstory Writers Workshop.
She was a columnist, writing the Encounters column for the Long Island Weekly section of The New York Times for three-and-a-half years.
"Frankly Pregnant is as exciting as a Broadway show and as illuminating as a PBS special!"
"This book delivers the truth along with confirmation that you are not alone experiencing it."
"Don't drive without a seat belt, bicycle without a helmet, or go through your pregnancy without reading Frankly Pregnant."
"Pregnancy needn't be a guessing game; sit back, read Frankly Pregnant and relax."
Peg Murray has appeared in 15 Broadway productions including the mama in Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy with Ethel Merman, She Loves Me with Barbara Cook and a Tony Award-winning performance in Cabaret. She starred in an NBC prime time series and as Olga", in All My Children for 14 year.
"I feel like you were reading my mind! I am the 7th person in my office to become pregnant and I thought that I would have heard most of the gory details by now, but no. I know the standard pregnancy books are not telling me everything and my girlfriends haven't offered up anything that I don't already know. I need a friend like you to tell me how it REALLY is! I can handle the truth. In this case, ignorance is not bliss."
Louanne is a New Account Representative at CBR (Cord Blood Registry) Systems, Inc. and an expecting mother.
"Frankly Pregnant is a book I wish I had available to me when I gave birth to my son nearly twenty years ago. Though I chose to have a child in my twenties, my contemporaries are still at the business of welcoming children into their lives, and this book will be the first gift I give to them. The frankness and intelligence of this book integrated with a solid knowledge of the -childbirth- experience, peppered with the hilarity of surfacing problems throughout the pregnancy is different, original, and surprising! It also explores the varying options for the modern mother-to-be. I have been privileged to read the book in its entirety and am confident it will be a smash hit in today's fickle market."
-Leslie Ayres Seiden
Leslie is a writer, caterer and mother.
"I admit I began to read Frankly Pregnant from the viewpoint of an antagonist, I've always hated self help and how-to books. But "frankly,"- I was soon won over."
"Ms. Quarty isn't telling me what to do and how, but sharing her own experience with all its unexpected joys and flaws, and with the sort of information even my own mother shied away from sharing."
"This is an important book, and the perfect gift for every pregnant woman I know."
Marsha is a writer and jewelry designer.