Julie Vick, Writer

Humor, Parenting, and Travel Writer

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Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?)

The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood

A baby can be a good excuse to skip a party, but . . . goodbye alone time, hello awkward new social obligations.

My humorous advice book for introverted parents is now available. A combination of personal stories, satirical quizzes and charts, and some actual advice, this book will help introverted parents navigate the period from pregnancy through preschool. Publishers Weekly said, “This will be an invaluable resource for introverts about to become parents, though anyone with kids will appreciate Vick’s perspective on the absurdity of parenthood.”

Looking for the book’s media kit? Check it out here.

Julie Vick

Julie Vick

Julie Vick is the author of the humorous advice book for new parents Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?): The Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Parenthood (Countryman Press, 2021). Her writing has appeared in New Yorker Daily Shouts, Real Simple, Parents, McSweeney’s, and The Washington Post. She is an English Instructor at the University of Colorado Denver.

From pregnancy and birth through the early childhood years, Julie’s book will guide the introvert through being suddenly shoved into situations where she has to interact with other people on a regular basis. I laugh-snorted while reading this!”

Janine Annett, author of I Am “Why Do I Need Venmo?” Years Old

“I was pleasantly surprised that in addition to being a very fun read, Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) also has a wealth of actionable advice… The way Vick incorporates subtle humor in unexpected places is delightful and the comedic lists that are interspersed throughout the text are fantastic.”

—Andrew Knott, Author of Fatherhood: Dispatches From the Early Years

“Julie Vick offers up a ton of hilarious (and actually useful) advice, along with her (awkward) experiences, in a great book for any first-time parent!”

—Jen Mann, New York Times best-selling author of People I Want to Punch in the Throat

“Being a parent is challenging to say the least. Julie’s book had me laughing so hard my 6-year-old told me to leave the room because it was disturbing their remote learning.”

Biz Ellis, co-author of You’re Doing a Great Job!

“Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?) will make you laugh out loud while dispensing much welcome advice, from strategies to dealing with invasive pregnancy-related questions, to baby shower coping mechanisms, to avoiding people entirely by moving to Finland.”

—Devorah Blachor, Author of The Feminist’s Guide to Raising a Little Princess

“As a comedic introvert myself, Julie Vick’s seamless blend of hilarious jokes, comedic checklists, and actually great advice made me laugh, learn, and even…consider having a child myself. A rare feat!”

—Caitlin Kunkel, coauthor, New Erotica for Feminists

“Julie Vick has given birth to a delightful book sure to be beloved by exhausted parents and anxious expectants.”

—Brooke Preston, co-author of New Erotica For Feminists

Order at your favorite retailer below:

Colorado Bookstores (Online ordering available)

Boulder Book Store

(signed copies available -- mention you want a signed copy in the comment field online)

Old Firehouse Books
Tattered Cover

National Outlets

Barnes & Noble
Apple Books

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