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Rachel Sarah: Christine Coppa -- who pens Glamour's popular blog Storked! -- makes single motherhood sound so easy.

author of rattled christine coppa and her baby

In her just-out memoir "RATTLED!," Christine details the night that she and her boyfriend of not-yet three months slept together. In straight-out honesty, she describes how she and "A" relinquished the condom.

One of my favorite lines early on in the book is: "Penises should just come with condoms."

Although our lives have many parallels -- I got pregnant at age 26, too, and my ex also split town -- Christine swiftly figured out how to fit a baby into her social lifestyle. (I'm still figuring it out!)

Ah, the glamour. If only it were so simple.

"All I know is that I can't have an abortion," Christine writes. Her decision to bring Jack Domenic into the world seemed certain from the moment she knew she was pregnant, and I would have loved to know more about how she just knew.

Of course, Christine's life dramatically. She gave up her beloved NYC apartment for a spacious pad across the Hudson River. And her boyfriend bailed when she was 11 weeks pregnant. (In her Storked! blog, Christine refers to him as "SD -- Sperm Donor ex --" but sticks to "A." in the book.)

But Christine was savvy enough to keep her great job at a major women's magazine and remain connected to her sweet circle of girlfriends. She even had the wherewithal to realize early on that her little boy would also need role models. Her father and brothers stepped up to the plate for her -- and Jack.

"Everyone seems to think he is my husband," Christine writes about her brother, Carlo. "Carlo is the most prominent male figure in Jack's life. He even changes poo diapers."



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5 comments so far | Post a comment now
Sandy April 19, 2009, 10:04 AM

“Her decision to bring Jack Domenic into the world seemed certain from the moment she knew she was pregnant, and I would have loved to know more about how she just knew.”

She was smart enough not to believe the ‘clump of cells’ crapola, I guess.

Shannon April 19, 2009, 2:01 PM

Though not smart enough to believe the “sex with love” crappola, eh.
Sanctimony is annoying.

Sandy April 20, 2009, 9:12 AM

Excuse me for thinking that it’s not ok to kill a baby.

annoyed April 20, 2009, 9:40 AM

Oh puke -this girl actually has a book now? Her arrogant, self important, poorly written blog was bad enough. She decides to sleep w/some guy that she is “exclusive” with, without any type of birth control and then sings the blues of how hard it is being single and pregnant, and boo-hoo has to make sacrifices. Um, duh, maybe you shouldn’t just sleep around wihtout protection. Her writing is just juvenilie and she fancies herself a character out of “Sex & the City”.

lovebean31 April 26, 2009, 3:00 PM

Loved the book! Not the only one!
“Coppa, 28, is at the forefront of a wave of modern moms who are reinventing the parental publishing genre.” The Sunday London Times


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