Vicki Iovine was in her mid-thirties when she became pregnant for the first time and bought every book she could find on the subject. But she found that the most helpful information came from her friends who had already had children. This led to her first book, The Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy: Or, Everything Your Doctor Won't Tell You. In a style that is both candid and funny, Iovine discusses subjects ranging from nausea to nursing to fighting the urge to murder an unsympathetic husband. The concept proved so successful that several more books followed, including Girlfriends' Guide to Pregnancy Daily Diary, The Girlfriends' Guide to Surviving the First Year of Motherhood, and Girlfriends' Guide to Toddlers. Vicki Iovine graduated from Hastings Law School and was a television producer before becoming a mother of four.