Writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding Nia Vardalos takes her new book Instant Mom on the road with book signings and engagements from tomorrow, April 3 through April 27. Included in her tour will be the Los Angeles Festival of Books on April 21 in Los Angeles. Other cities include Northvale, N.J., Chicago, Naperville and Skokie, Ill., Brooklyn and Austin, Tex.
According to her publisher HarperCollins, Instant Mom is Vardalos' “hilarious and poignant true chronicle of trying to become a mother. 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.
She includes a comprehensive how-to-adopt section and explores innovative ways to conquer the challenges all new moms face, from sleep to personal grooming. The 282-page book “reveals her stubborn optimism and perseverance on her trek to finally becoming a mom, instantly.” Vardalos, 50, and her husband adopt an almost-three-year-old.
Among Vardalos stop on her book tour for Instant Mom are:
Wed., April 3, Books and Greetings, 271 Livingston St., Northvale, N.J.
Thurs., April 4, Bookmark Shoppe, 8415 3rd Ave. Brooklyn.
Fri., April 12, Anderson’s Bookstore, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville, Ill.
Fri., April 12 and Sat., April 13 Barbara’s Books, Chicago, Ill.
Sat., April 13, Skokie Public Library, 5215 Oakton Skokie, Ill.
Wed., April 17, Barnes & Noble, 189 Grove Dr. Los Angeles, Calif.
Sun., April 21, Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, Calif.
Sat., April 27, Texas Library Association (conference), Austin, Tex.