The novel your book club must discuss!
"A fresh, contemporary take on love and work, marriage and motherhood, Meternity is guaranteed to surprise and delight!" —Emily Giffin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed andFirst Comes Love
Like everyone in New York media, editor Liz Buckley runs on cupcakes, caffeine and cocktails. But at thirty-one, she's plateaued at Paddy Cakes, a glossy baby magazine that flogs thousand-dollar strollers to entitled, hypercompetitive spawn-havers.
Liz has spent years working a gazillion hours a week picking up the slack for coworkers with kids, and she's tired of it. So one day when her stress-related nausea is mistaken for morning sickness by her bosses—boom! Liz is promoted to the mommy track. She decides to run with it and plans to use her paid time off to figure out her life: work, love and otherwise. It'll be her "meternity" leave.
By day, Liz rocks a foam-rubber belly under fab maternity outfits. By night, she dumps the bump for karaoke nights and boozy dinners out. But how long can she keep up her charade…and hide it from the guy who might just be The One?
As her "due date" approaches, Liz is exhausted—and exhilarated—by the ruse, the guilt and the feelings brought on by a totally fictional belly-tenant…about happiness, success, family and the nature of love.
I really wanted to love this book The book description made this right up my alley.
I have no kids (and have been married for 34 years) and this is by choice. I get a little tired of not being able to park where I want to because spaces are saved for mothers...of being run down in the grocery stores by those absurdly long carriages that are made to entertain children. It is an entitled generation.
It sounded (in theory)kind of good for Liz our main character to take matters into her own hands (so to speak) and grab some of the 'goodies' that only Moms get...then it just became an embarrassment for both the reader and the author.
What I got instead is a book that was written for a different generation than mine, a book that I couldn't even begin to translate into readable English. I finally started skimming and then even gave up on that.
If anything this book will most likely become the lowest rated book ever on AMAZON. The reviews there are amazing and cruel towards the author.
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