Forget that fist-pumping, pickle-loving, pint-sized “guidette” drinking her way through Jersey Shore — Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi is now a mom, through and through.
After a surprise pregnancy, the reality star changed her world for her son Lorenzo, her first child with fiancé Jionni LaValle. And now Polizzi is sharing her journey from party girl to proud mama in her upcoming book, Baby Bumps.
“When I was pregnant, I feel like there were no really good baby books out there to help me out. So I used a lot of apps. I read stories with other moms on mom blogs,” the Snooki & JWoww star, 25, told Celebuzz at the BookExpo America. “But I felt like I needed something that was very relatable and I felt like there was nothing out there like that.”
That’s why Polizzi decided to pick up the pen once more — with three books already under her belt — to give other moms-to-be her distinct take on having a bun in the oven.
“We’re talking about peeing yourself, shitting yourself, the pain you go through but still looking fabulous,” she explains of the book’s brutal honesty. “I love Jenny McCarthy‘s book, so I kind of got inspired by that…. So hopefully it will be relatable for other pregnant ladies.”
Baby Bumps even gives a man’s perspective on pregnancy, through the eyes of LaValle.
“We’re actually working on that right now. It’s like the last thing to the book,” Polizzi said of her fiancé’s chapter. “Basically, he’s just saying, ‘Tell your wife she’s always correct. If she cries, tell her she looks great. And just be a princess to her for the nine months.'”
By “hitting a difference audience,” Polizzi hopes her new tome can see the same soaring success as her A Shore Thing, which landed on the New York Times bestseller list.
“That was my first book and it was amazing,” she said. “It was so awesome to have my fans support me like that. I definitely think…this book will be better.”
Baby Bumps, won’t hit bookshelves until January 2014, but we got our hands on three SIGNED preview copies. Each preview copy is signed by Snooki herself and features a sample chapter from the book.
How can you win a copy? Simply fill out this form:
We will select three entries at random and contact the winners via email next week.
Best of luck, everyone!