Rattled! by Christine Coppa
I read this memoir by Coppa in one night. I am a daily reader of her blog on Glamour.com and was really interested in what she had to say about her transition from city girl to mommy. For those who do not know, Chrissy is a single mom to JD and a freelance writer. She blogs daily about JD and her daily occurrences at Storked! and her writing over there got me interested enough to purchase not one, but two copies of her book the day it came out. One for me and one for my best-friend.
In Rattled! Chrissy relays how her boyfriend of three months and her had one night of unprotected sex and she ended up pregnant. The boyfriend stuck around half-heartedly for a few months while Coppa was thrown head first into mommy-hood and adulthood with a bleep on a sonogram.
Throughout the novel you want to throw things and swear at the boyfriend, hug and love her family (especially her very supportive father and brothers), giggle at the antics of her dear Nanny and sometimes throttle / sometimes desire to befriend her posse of pals.
Coppa is a very beautiful writer and really brings to life images and thoughts. My only complaint was that I wasn’t particularly moved by it. I thought there was emotion that could have been added but wasn’t. I don’t know, something just seemed a bit off, however I would recommend it and will most likely re-read. And would definitely read the next book that is sure to come!