So, guys, I wrote a book. I'm not going to lie; it was a shit ton of work and it was pretty time-consuming and an advance reader just told me she ACTUALLY peed in her pants - a little, you know that shit happens -- because she laughed so hard while reading a part about my Nonny. The fact that my book might cause you to soil yourself makes me ridiculously happy. I'll probably mention it a few more times before its publication (yay! St. Martin's!!) on June 24th. But for now, I will whet your palate and get you hungry for more but offering you this tasty little morsel of an expert . . . the prologue of the book and a whole juicy chapter from the middle.
Nicole is a parenting writer who contributes essays and articles for magazines like Parenting, Parents, American Baby and Babble. She lives in Brooklyn with three children, one husband and a morbidly obese goldfish.