Author: Meghann Foye
Published: April 2016, MIRA
Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Not quite knocked up…
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.
What readers are saying...
"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 and First Comes Love
"A character so lovable, a predicament so fantastic, I could not wait to find out what happens next!" --Nicola Kraus, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Nanny Diaries
"Funny, real and painfully true at times, Meternity tackles the bumpy road from singledom to modern motherhood with clever crafting and plenty of heart." --Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of Summer Secrets and The Beach House
"A witty and wonderful look at the challenges of being a woman today. Foye's mixture of humor mixed with honesty and satire will have you laughing out loud one minute and seriously pondering the state of the modern world the next." --Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza, authors of The Knockoff
"If Bridget Jones had a modern-day BFF who worked at a New York magazine, was faking a pregnancy, and was struggling with post-30 singledom, this laugh-out-loud debut would be her book!" --Kristin Harmel, international bestselling author of The Life Intended and The Sweetness of Forgetting
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