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Rattled!: A Memoir Paperback – April 14, 2009
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"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
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In the midst of all this, a night of unprotected passion with "A" results in an unplanned pregnancy. Fortunately for Ms. Coppa, her family (including her elderly Italian grandmother), her coworkers, and a huge network of friends trip all over themselves vying to be the most excited, non-judgemental, and approving of this development, and to offer the most support. The heroine herself almost immediately begins anticipating the birth of her baby with joy. "A" alone does not share in this general feeling of awesomeness, and ultimately runs for the hills, but that barely ruffles her feathers.
I am long past my "Glamour" reading years, so I am unfamiliar with Ms. Coppa's blog, but I assume it is a better showcase for her writing style; and perhaps already being a fan of the blog is necessary to enjoy "Rattled." While I can be happy for the author and her adorable son and how perfectly everything all worked out, it's hard to understand why any of this is supposed to have made an interesting book. The pacing is dull, there is no dramatic tension, no climactic moment or shocking revelation. Ms. Coppa suffers no real ambivalence about motherhood, nor did she experience any significant hardship - financial, medical or otherwise - to bring her baby into the world.
Christine Coppa can write, and I certainly don't blame her for capitalizing on the popularity of her blog.Read more ›
For any woman who has peed on a sick and either hoped to God it was one line or two this book is for you. Whether you have had a close call, are a mother yourself, or just have a soul, you can relate to Coppa's journey into a situation that turns out so magically. Of course most single women do not plan to become single mothers, but Coppa makes an amazing revelation that I loved. She does not want to be pregnant, and hates the situation she is in, but she wants her baby. That is so often the most overlooked aspect of unexpected pregnancies with younger women. Coppa got something so wonderful out of a not-so-good predicament.
This book is a total page turner. Her attention to detail is unreal. I felt like one of her best friends, like I was there through this with her the whole 9 months. This book really impressed me, especially coming from such a young author. If it is any foreshadowing into what Coppa will bring us in the future we are all in luck. I can't wait to read more from this author, and I definitely hope she writes some more about her life with her son, Jack.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved it. couldn't put it down. wish she would write a sequelPublished 17 months ago by Constance L. Fisher
Loved reading about her experience. I was interested right Til the end.Published 20 months ago by Kristine Lindgren
Although Coppa's story is really one of the few and lucky, I sincerely enjoyed reading this book. I am a twenty-something with a surprise pregnancy and to read this book in the... Read morePublished on February 5, 2014 by Amanda G. Brown
Interesting, quick and fun read. If you have read the authors many blogs, then you will enjoy the more detailed take of her pregnancy and birth of her son. Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Emily
This was a really boring read. She isn't a talented writer (constantly using the same phrases repeatedly) and it was definitely not a page turner. I wouldn't recommend it.Published on October 7, 2011 by Jennifer
This was a beautiful well written review! I absolutely could not put it down from the minute I started reading it. I am a mother of two and one on the way. Read morePublished on January 11, 2011 by Diana Fournier
I managed to finish this book but the entire time I was reading it I couldn't get over how obsessed and repetitive the main character was. Read morePublished on September 29, 2010 by GiGi
My husband bought me this book because I've enjoyed the blog Storked! However, I found the flow of the book really choppy. Read morePublished on May 29, 2010 by B. Lapseritis