New York Times bestselling author Nancy Redd’s visual guide to pregnancy and all the bizarre, hilarious, and often unanticipated changes a woman’s body can go through. On sale April 2018.
Just when you thought there could never be another pregnancy book, Pregnancy, OMG! (click HERE to request a review copy!) comes along, and you realize how much the current market is missing. Did you know that: your nose can change size and shape? Your fingernails, far from growing long and strong, can crack or fall off? You can completely (temporarily) lose your sense of smell? That 5% of women grow a third boob? More seriously, that 25–50% percent of the partners of women with postpartum depression develop it themselves, or that 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage?
This is a one-stop guide to every change a woman’s body can go through while pregnant, and is unlike anything for expecting parents on the market: it is illustrated by full-color photographs of a diverse set of real pregnant women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Featuring Nancy Redd’s trademark warmth, humor, and candor, and partnered with the advice and vetting of medical experts, this book tackles embarrassing, confusing, and less-widely discussed issues that many pregnant women face while offering practical tips and techniques to ease even the strangest problems, helping to dispel panic and shame, and providing women the resources they need for a healthy pregnancy.
Praise for Nancy Redd and her previous books:
“This Harvard grad & working mom is the perfect combination of style.” — Essence Magazine
“Body Drama should be center stage in every young woman’s life. It will make you love every little thing about your body: your sags, your tags, your lumps, your bumps. It’s a book of liberation and it’s fun.”- Eve Ensler
“I have never seen anybody write so candidly about things that we all experience but don’t talk about.” - Gayle King on XM’s Oprah & Friends
“Demystifies female bodies and shows them as they really look: curvy, sometimes pimply and never perfect.” — Glamour
“For girls and women facing the mixed messages, double standards, and perfection pressures of our culture, there is no better corrective than Diet Drama, and no better person to write it than Nancy Redd…her warmth, enthusiasm, and smarts jump off every page.” — Irin Carmon for Jezebel.com
“This honest, funny, and lucidly-written book is the perfect antidote to a culture constantly teaching young women to angst about their bodies.” — Judy Norsigian of Our Bodies, Ourselves
NANCY REDD is a 2016 GLAAD Award nominee for her on-air hosting, a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, and an NAACP Image Award nominee for her non-fiction book Body Drama, as well as a Mom’s Choice Award winner and a winner of a National Parenting Publications Award.
Two weeks after graduating from Harvard with an honors degree in Women’s Studies, Nancy won the title of Miss Virginia, going on to compete in the Miss America Pageant, where she won the swimsuit competition and made the top 10 at Miss America. This experience would become the impetus for her first two non-fiction books Body Drama & Diet Drama (Penguin). Her latest book, Pregnancy, OMG! (St. Martin’s Press) is the first-ever photographic guide to pregnancy symptoms. On a related note, she once ate her placenta and lived to write about it for The New York Times in a piece virally heralded as the ‘NYT Headline of the Century.’
As a panelist on the FOX talk show pilot So Me, a millennial version of The View, and as one of the founding hosts at digital streaming network HuffPost Live, Nancy juggled a daily schedule of eclectic lifestyle, family, & female-focused conversations, and interviewed dozens of celebrities from Dr. Oz to Sharon Osbourne to Steve Harvey. Other honors include appearing on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? with Regis Philbin and winning $250,000, being named L’Oreal’s Beauty of Giving Young Woman of the Year, one of Glamour magazine’s Top 10 College Women, and one of HARVARD Magazine’s Top Six Seniors. Nancy also served as the spokeswoman for Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends & Influence People for Teen Girls (Touchstone) and helped to write The Girls’ Guide to the SAT (Princeton Review).
Originally hailing from southern Virginia, Nancy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, actor Rupak Ginn (Highland, Royal Pains), her 6-year-old son August, and her 3-year-old, Li’l Nancy.
- Release date — April 3, 2018
- Price — $19.99
- Purchase Links — Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Kindle, Nook, iBooks, Kobo, Indiebound
- Review Copy Request — http://www.nancyredd.com or use the contact information below!