4/18/16

Meternity


Meternity by Meghann Foye. Canada, MIRA books, 2016. 352 pages. Reader's Guide. ***

Thirty-one-year-old baby magazine editor, Liz Buckley, is surrounded by Moms, the newest and latest baby products, parenting, and pregnancy-related information. She's feeling resentful that as a single woman she is expected to pick up the slack for co-workers who have children and Mom related responsibilities. When a misunderstanding causes her boss to believe she is pregnant, Liz and her friends decide to continue the charade to allow Liz time during her maternity leave to find her dream job. Keeping up appearances by wearing a foam-rubber belly and mimicking the symptoms of pregnancy proves challenging when she meets a new guy who could turn out to be the man of her dreams. Her deceit takes a new turn when a picture of her pregnancy appears on social media and her Mother is thrilled that she is going to be a Grandmother. 

It is very easy to see how Liz gets caught up in her pregnancy drama when she is treated differently at work and is taken seriously now that she has joined the "Mommy Club." Some very funny scenes when Liz is doing a photo shoot and the foam-rubber belly fills with water and drags her down. Fun, poignant story which will be relatable to single women working in a baby product driven field or any work environment. When a woman is single, it seems as if all the other women are pregnant or mothers.

I received a copy of this book from BookSparks for a review.

Meghann Foye is the senior web editor at redbookmag.com, where she covers topics such as parenting, relationships and infertility. She has previously been the deputy editor of Seventeen magazine and senior editor at Woman's Day, For Me and elle.com, where she got her first taste of good, strong coffee while covering fashion shows as an assistant in the Paris office. Meghann took her own#Meternity from 2010 to 2012 when she quit her job to travel to China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Australia to pen freelance travel articles and begin this book. Originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts, she currently lives in Jersey City. This is her first novel.

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