Julie Vick, Writer

Humor, Parenting, and Travel Writer

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All parents want the same things: to balance work and home life, to raise happy kids, to never attend a baby drumming class, and to build a secret room in their home where they can hide (preferably not the bathroom). Yes, an introverted parent would more keenly want to be free of the slew of attention and expectations that accompany both pregnancy and parenthood, but even the most outgoing person is sure to reach their limit eventually.

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.

Author Bio

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.

Publishers Weekly

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 bestselling 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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Julie Vick


Saba Sulaiman
Talcott Notch Literary

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.”

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