Nia Vardalos was here to talk about her new book ‘Instant Mom’ featured at the Festival of Books. Vardalos chronicles her attempts to have a baby, and how she tries everything—from drinking jugs of green mud tea, to acupuncture, to working with two surrogates. Finally, she and her husband, actor Ian Gomez, decide to try adoption and discover a free service: Foster Family Agencies. Then one day, the social workers “match” her with an almost-three-year-old girl, who she knows, instantly, is her daughter.
Nia Vardalos is the Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated actress and writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. An alumnus of The Second City comedy theater, she also starred in and wrote Connie and Carla and I Hate Valentine’s Day, starred in My Life In Ruins, and co-wrote Larry Crowne with Tom Hanks. Born and raised in Canada, Vardalos now resides in Los Angeles with her husband, their daughter, and many pets and is currently working on balancing her acting and writing career with motherhood and adoption advocacy.
Nia will be appearing at the Barnes & Noble at The Grove at 7pm on Weds., April 17th and at the LA Times Festival of Books on Sunday, April 21st at 11:00am.
The 18th Annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California (USC)
Saturday 10AM – 6PM
Sunday 10AM – 5PM
More than 150,000 people expected
Over 400 authors, celebrities, chefs and musicians
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