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Instant Mom (Hardcover) (Nia Vardalos)

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"Some families are created in different ways but are still, in every way, a family."

Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Nia Vardalos firmly believed she was supposed to be a mom, but Mother Nature and modern medicine had put her in a headlock. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler.

Instant Mom is Vardalos's poignant and hilarious true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters asking, "Any baby news?" With genuine and frank honesty, she describes how she and husband Ian Gomez eventually found their daughter . . . and what happened next. Vardalos explores innovative ways to conquer the challengesall new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming, and learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption—motherhood comes in many forms.

The book includes laugh-out-loud behind the scenes Hollywood anecdotes, plus an Appendix on how to adopt worldwide. Vardalos will donate proceeds from the book sales to charities.

Vardalos candidly shares her instant motherhood story that is relatable for all new moms (and dads!)

After adopting a preschooler, the writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding shares her hilarious and heartwarming parenting experiences, explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges new moms face, and celebrates the fact that motherhood comes in many forms. 50,000 first printing. (This book was featured in a previous issue of Forecast.)
Number of Pages: 282
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Family + Relationships, Humor
Sub-Genre: Topic / Family, Personal Memoirs
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Nia Vardalos
Language: English
Street Date: April 2, 2013
TCIN: 14535504
UPC: 9780062231833
Item Number (DPCI): 247-07-9780
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5 out of 5 stars
Birdy 5 years ago
Great book - not just for moms or people interested in adoption. It's funny and poignant. Perfect summer read. GREAT BOOK!!!!!
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