Get ready to see and hear a whole lot of Nia Vardalos. In support of the April 2 release of her book Instant Mom, the actress-writer will be making a variety of appearances next week including The Today Show, Katie, BRAVO’s Watch What Happens Live and, perhaps most promisingly, Frank De Caro’s SIRIUS XM radio show.
Vardalos got a couple of nice advance blurbs from comedienne friends for her book about what went into her and husband Ian Gomez’s 2008 foster-care adoption of a three year-old girl. Kristin Chenoweth says Instant Mom is “pure, beautiful honesty” while SNL alum Rachel Dratch raves that she “certainly didn’t expect to laugh and cry on the same page.”
In a recent interview with Publishers Weekly, Vardalos said writing a book was harder that putting together screenplays. She also revealed that her social worker, after reading the book, predicted Instant Mom will be directly responsible for many adoptions.