Book Diva’s Must-Read: Instant Mom by Nia Vardalos

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INSTANT MOM 3D Book Image“Sometimes if something scares me, I lean right into it. I’m not a brave person—I’m more of a fearless idiot.” ~Nia Vardalos


A phone call and 14 hours notice turned Nia Vardalos’ world into a whirlwind.  Becoming a mother of a preschooler in less than a day is not something many of us have experienced. What did she do, you ask?  She smiled, took it all in and wrote it all down.


“INSTANT MOM is the story of how, with just 14 hours notice, I became the mom of a pre-schooler. There’s even a How-To-Adopt section (that part was harrrrrd to write) but the book is not just about adoption. It’s about my family and friends, movies and food,” writes  Nia.


“Ian and I are so giddy we got matched with our delightful daughter, we’ll donate from the proceeds to adoption groups.”


For the USA, order Nia Vardalos’ book INSTANT MOM here:


Early praise for INSTANT MOM:


“Readers can feel the tension between desire to share her joy and good fortune and wish to maintain her child’s privacy. Vardalos offers candor,humor, and poignancy in her account of adoption and parenthood as she pokes fun at parenting memoirs but delivers on emotional impact.” ~BOOKLIST


“…laugh-out-loud and painful-in-the-shins moments of raising a scared 3-year-old child. The author holds nothing back as she chronicles the years leading up to the adoption, and she recounts the minute details of the first year of life as a mother, as her daughter began to learn how to love and trust her new surroundings.” ~KIRKUS


“An instant classic. Refreshingly candid for all parents—plus anyone considering adoption. (I was adopted!) We know Nia is many things: writer, actress, director, musical theater lover! Here, though, you learn she is a mom first. Pure, beautiful honesty.” ~KRISTIN CHENOWETH


 “ I expected to laugh. I didn’t expect to cry. And I certainly didn’t expect to laugh and cry on the very same page. Instant Mom is not just for anyone considering adoption, and not just for anyone who ever thought of becoming a parent. It’s for anyone whose Big Life Plan doesn’t follow the path they thought it would, and shows us that unexpected obstacles can lead to beautiful rewards.” ~RACHEL DRATCH


“ Funny, smart, full of heart and grounded wisdom that shines much-needed light on the world of adoption—yet is relatable for all parents, male and female, even those of us who had children the old-fashioned biological way! I couldn’t stop reading this hilarious and gripping roller coaster of a story.” ~JEWEL














Take a look at the book trailer video here:




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