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Instant Mom

By Nia Vardalos, 1962-

"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 challenges all 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!)

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2013

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9780062231833


Format: Book
Author: Vardalos, Nia, 1962-
Summary: 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 stood in her way. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler. This is Vardalos's hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters. With her signature wit and candor, she describes her and husband Ian Gomez's bumpy road to parenting, how they found their daughter, and what happened next. Vardalos includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. She learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption--motherhood comes in many forms.--From publisher description.
Title: Instant mom / Nia Vardalos.
Publisher Date: New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013], ©2013.
Subject: Vardalos, Nia, 1962- Vardalos, Nia, 1962- -- Family relationships. Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography Adoptive parents -- United States -- Biography Adoption -- United States BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family.
Isbn: 9780062231833 (hardback) 0062231839 (hardback)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: B Vardalos
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Bib Id: 425694

Format: Book
Author: Vardalos, Nia, 1962-
Summary: 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 stood in her way. So she made a choice that shocked friends, family, and even herself: with only fourteen hours' notice, she adopted a preschooler. This is Vardalos's hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother while fielding nosy "frenemies" and Hollywood reporters. With her signature wit and candor, she describes her and husband Ian Gomez's bumpy road to parenting, how they found their daughter, and what happened next. Vardalos includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. She learns that whether via biology, relationship, or adoption--motherhood comes in many forms.--From publisher description.
Title: Instant mom / Nia Vardalos.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2013], ©2013.
Description: 282 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Vardalos, Nia, 1962-
Subjects: Vardalos, Nia, 1962- -- Family relationships.
Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Adoptive parents -- United States -- Biography
Subjects: Adoption -- United States
Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs.
Subjects: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Adoption & Fostering
Subjects: HUMOR / Topic / Marriage & Family.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-280).
Contents: This is the before-I-start-typing prologue -- Birth -- A fistfight with Mother Nature -- When? -- Happy May Sucks Day -- "I have bad news" -- The road to adoption -- Almost there -- Soon -- Then, one day... -- Getting to know you -- What's in a name anyway? -- The ritual -- Waiting to be finalized -- Move that cot -- The kids are all right -- Firsts -- Adoption day -- That stupid class -- Greek baptism -- Where's the off switch? -- More than our bodies -- Mother Nurture -- The real stuff -- The wonder years -- Navigating Mom World -- Run like a girl -- This is the how-to-adopt appendix.
LCCN: 2012045930
ISBN: 9780062231833 (hardback)
ISBN: 0062231839 (hardback)
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: B Vardalos