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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Review: Meternity by Meghann Foye

Release date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Mira
My rating: 3
Buy here: Amazon

The novel your book club must discuss!
Meghann Foye was interviewed on The TODAY Show and The View regarding her new bookMeternity.
"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 Borrowedand First 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.
My Thoughts:
So much hate on this book. It’s a book y’all. Everyone is taking offense to it. Mama’s are in an uproar, peeps without kiddo’s are offended. My gosh, who knew a funny, quirky book could get so many people upset.
I liked this book and no, I don’t have children. I liked the character and I found myself laughing out loud a few times. I thought this was a clever book and a fast-read. I didn’t really connect with Liz all that much, but like I said, I did like her. All-in-all, a 3 star read for me.