Not quite knocked up...
Like everyone in New York media, editor Liz Buckley runs on cupcakes, caffeine, and cocktails. But at 31, 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.
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- Ann Martina Brown "Mom of two boys"