i read all three of chelsea handler's books
-my horizontal life
-are you there vodka, it's me chelsea
-chelsea chelsea bang bang
was great, and i'm sure that all the laughing helped tone my uterus for contractions
as far as baby books go, trust your instincts. a quick read of up the duff and baby wrangling will give you all the basics. you just won't know until you meet baby - some things will work, things you say you will never do you WILL end up doing, and things you have never thought of (or read about) will be mentioned in passing in a mother's group.