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Here, with laugh-out-loud humor and well-earned experience, Julie Vick offers coping mechanisms for everything from sharing the news that you are becoming a parent to the moment the baby is born (one way or another, it will happen), from managing doctor’s visits to handling playdates. She offers advice on finding childcare and ignoring the nursing versus formula conversation with strangers. Witty yet valuable, her tips, checklists, and the occasional chart focus on the time from pregnancy through preschool.
Julie Vick is the author of Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?), a humorous advice book for introverted parents navigating the early years of parenthood. She has written for New Yorker Daily Shouts, Parents magazine, Real Simple, and McSweeney’s Internet Tendency; and most importantly, one of her tweets once appeared in In Touch Weekly. She teaches writing at the University of Colorado Denver.
Praise for Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?)
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
Julie Vick has given birth to a delightful book sure to be beloved by exhausted parents and anxious expectants.
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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.”