The major draw of this book is that the authors don't take themselves too seriously, which is hard to find in parenting books. (Some of them are sooo stuffy.) This one had jokes and a sense of humor, and didn't take itself too seriously, which was nice. Of course a lot of the advice is common sense, but it almost always is. It's a quick read, though, and something I might give the more nervous of my first time mom friends.