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Who's Publishing What: Babies Don't Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?)

Julie Vick’s debut book, Babies Don’t Make Small Talk (So Why Should I?), is billed as a humorous advice book for introverted parents. It releases Aug. 10, but is available for pre-order.

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 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 play dates. 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’s writing has appeared in The New Yorker's Daily Shouts, Real Simple, Parents, McSweeney’s and The Washington Post. When she is not writing about herself in the third person, she is parenting and teaching in Colorado.

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