Friday, May 20, 2016

Meternity by Meghann Foye

Liz Buckley is a thirtysomething, single young woman, living in New York City, working as an editor at the it baby magazine Paddy Cakes. She's spent years pulling long nights and covering for her co-workers with children, so one day when her boss sees Liz nauseated in the morning, the rumor begins to float around that Liz is pregnant...which couldn't be farther from the truth. Impulsively Liz fakes a pregnancy, baby bump and all, and is looking forward to her "meternity" leave or the me time she'll have when she "gives birth" to figure out her life--work, dating and relationships, and the like. But just how long can Liz pull off this charade without getting caught?

Foye, who doesn't have children, has recently received criticism for her articles about mothers and maternity leave. While much of Meternity is centered around Liz and her often ridiculous, fabricated pregnancy, Foye does not shy away from addressing real issues, such as infertility, IVF, and surrogacy, that many women face.