Instant Mom (Anglais) Broché – 6 mai 2014
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Description du produit
Revue de presse
“I expected to laugh. I didn’t expect to cry. And I certainly didn’t expect to laugh and cry on the same page. Instant Mom is for anyone whose life plan didn’t follow the path they anticipated, and shows us that unexpected obstacles can lead to beautiful rewards.” (Rachel Dratch, author of Girl Walks Into a Bar)
“Funny, smart,and full of grounded wisdom that shines much-needed light on adoption I couldn’t stop reading this hilarious and gripping rollercoaster of a story. Nia is an authentic, rocking female role model in so many ways...and being an instant mom is just one of them.” (Jewel)
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)
“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)
“If you have ever considered bringing a child who isn’t an infant into your family, it’s the book you’ll want to read. And if you just enjoy a good, honest memoir, it’s the book for you, too.” (New York Times’ Motherlode Blog)
Présentation de l'éditeur
In Instant Mom, Nia Vardalos, writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding, tells her hilarious and poignant road-to-parenting story that eventually leads to her daughter and prompts her to become a major advocate for adoption.
Moments after Nia Vardalos finds out she has been nominated for an Oscar for the screenplay for My Big Fat Greek Wedding, she is alone and en route to a fertility clinic, trying yet again for a chance at motherhood.
Vardalos chronicles her attempts to have a baby, and how she tries everything—from drinking jugs of green mud tea, to acupuncture, to working with two surrogates. Finally, she and her husband, actor Ian Gomez, decide to try adoption and discover a free service: Foster Family Agencies. Then one day, the social workers "match" her with an almost-three-year-old girl, who she knows, instantly, is her daughter.
With her signature wit and candor, Nia Vardalos reveals what really came next—the truth of how she and her husband transitioned a preschooler into their home. Vardalos opens up about the bawling-tears and belly-laughter that all make up what it means to be...a parent.
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Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com
My suspicions were true, and she was very open and honest in this book.
She walked the tightrope that adoptive parents walk of what to tell or not to tell regarding our children's histories with dignity and respect.
Ok, suggesting they might name her "Cujo" was borderline, but then, you have to understand the humor behind that one.
I found this book to be a real honest portrayal not only of the journey through infertility, but also the beginning days of bringing a little one home.
It was heartfelt, sad, joyous and all the emotions inbetween watching or reading about Nia and Ian, accepting and loving their new daughter unconditionally, no matter what she threw at them or how hard she bit them.
They RIGHTFULLY saw, it wasn't about them. It was about her, and helping her feel safe.
I would consider this testimony a must read for potential adoptive parents, or those who are even in the trenches of adjustment.
It will give you hope and help you know that you are not alone.
Your child is terrified...Even if it comes off as aggression, it is a response to sheer terror.
I so appreciate the care given to share how they dealt with these scenarios.
Thanks for the good read, and the laughs along the way.
Bottom line: If you are struggling with TTC, infertility, and/or thinking about adoption this book is worth reading, if only to make you feel like you're not totally alone in all of this.
An absolute must read.
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