Instant Mom

Instant Mom

eBook - 2013
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For the first time, Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, tells her hilarious and heartfelt bumpy-road-to-parenting story that eventually leads to her meeting an almost-three-year old girl who she knows instantly is her daughter.Vardalos chronicles it all with her signature wit and candor but also weaves in delicious behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories on the making of her films--from working with Tom Hanks to meeting Oprah to having dinner with the Queen of England.In Instant Mom, Vardalos writes how moments after she finds out she has been nominated for an Academy Award, she is alone and en route to a fertility clinic, trying yet again for a chance at motherhood, wondering how long she can continue. When she finally adopts her daughter via American Foster Care, Vardalos reveals what really came next--how, with only fourteen hours' notice, she and her husband transitioned their preschool aged daughter into their home. The...
Publisher: 2013
ISBN: 9780062231857

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jschi19
May 26, 2019

This good humored book about the author's struggles with fertility, experience with adoption, and life as a new parent is relatable and charming! I enjoyed this book but was surprised to stumble upon a chapter that describes the event and emotional aftermath of the author being followed home from a shopping mall and mugged. Readers should just be aware that this content is lurking in an otherwise very peaceful book!

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Ehd12345
Jan 14, 2016

Very sweet book. I found her experiences so relatable. Recommend!

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lledomik
Feb 12, 2014

Very funny and at the same time truthful. Not your regular celebrity autobiography. Refreshing.

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cardigramma
Aug 24, 2013

I haven't adopted, but parenting is the same no matter how the child arrives. I laughed out loud at some of their experiences.

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labrys
Aug 18, 2013

bham2013 Very readable and relate-able, the actress and screenwriter shares her journey to parenthood. This inside look at one experience with the fos-adopt system both shares some of the ups and downs of parenthood and introduces another route to domestic adoption. Entertaining reading whether or not you want to adopt!

jclterrib Aug 17, 2013

The cover caught my attention and I was not disappointed! What a funny and heartfelt book.

I love that Vardolos focused her book not on her pain and disappointment but on the circumstances that led her to her beautiful and outgoing three-year-old daughter.
Recommended reading for those interested in adoption, if you don't mind the totally irrelevant but entertaining side stories.

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cbanja
May 24, 2013

Using humor to describe a small part of the crazy world of foster care = great entertainment + useful information. Loved it!

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