By Christine Coppa
(Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780767930826, 336pp.)
Publication Date: April 14, 2009
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Warm, honest, funny, and empowering, Rattled! is an unforgettable memoir of a life that takes an unexpected turn—and a brave young woman who decides to follow where the road leads. Everything in twenty-six-year-old Christine’s life was going as planned—great friends, a promising job as a magazine assistant, New York City at her feet . . . even a cute guy. Until the fateful day she realizes she’s pregnant by said cute guy, whom she’d only been dating for a few months. The next thing you know, he bails and Christine is left to wonder, What now? Trading Manhattan for the suburbs, skinny jeans for sweatpants, and all-nighters with the girls for 3 a.m. feedings with a restless infant, Christine chooses to live a life that honors what’s important to her—and finds strength she didn’t know she had in the process.
CHRISTINE COPPA is a freelance writer and pens the popular Storked! blog on Glamour.com. She lives in New Jersey with her son, Jack Domenic.
"A warm, frank, big-hearted book, which reveals Ms. Coppa’s doubts, difficulties and fears, as it attests to the success she’s made of her life—and of Jack Domenic’s." The New York Times
"I was hooked from the very first page of Christine Coppa's triumphant memoir, Rattled!, an inspirational story which proves that life's richest rewards appear when you least expect them."
--Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times best selling author of Time of My Life
"Sex and the City meets Knocked Up in this moving memoir about a sassy single gal who gets pregnant."
"Even if you've never found yourself single, pregnant and headed back home to the burbs, you will relate to this true story of life gone wrong-and then oh so right again."
--Susan Goodall, Executive Managing Editor, Glamour
"Christine Coppa is a potty-mouthed, modern-day Holly Golightly. May she steal your heart as she's stolen mine."
–Genevieve Field, co-founder, Nerve.com
"A must-read for new moms. In Rattled! A Memoir (Broadway Books, 2009) Christine Coppa chronicles her life as a single mom, from finding out she is unexpectedly pregnant to parenting her baby boy. The hilarious, yet poignant voice in which she tells her story is sure to resonate with new (as well as more seasoned) moms, and the book makes a perfect Mother's Day gift."
“Sex and the City crashes into reality at taxicab speed. Coppa is engaging, honest and, ultimately, inspiring.”
–Louise Sloan, author of Knock Yourself Up: A Tell-all Guide to Becoming a Single Mom
“Neither fairy tale or cautionary tale, Rattled! is both a brave, bittersweet memoir about the life that happens when you’re busy making other plans and a hilarious, heartwarming love story about a mother and her son.”
--Matt Sullivan, InTouch Weekly
"Christine Coppa's memoir is deeply affecting--not only has she handled numerous challenging life experiences (including the crux of this book--an unexpected pregnancy) with aplomb, but she also writes about them beautifully and courageously. Shock morphed into poignancy, which in turn morphed into joy--and we were right there with her, inspired at every page turn."
--Leanne Shear and Tracey Toomey, authors of The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy
"Coppa, 28, is at the forefront of a wave of modern moms who are reinventing the parental publishing genre." The Sunday London Times
“Sex and the City meets The Devil Wears Prada meets Juno” Banterist.com
"Coppa's memoir traces, in vivid detail, her nine roller-coaster months -- alternating between assured, resolute calm and sheer panicked terror." New York Post