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Meternity Paperback – April 26, 2016
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"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 Diarieson Meternity
"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 on Meternity
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About the Author
Meghann Foye is the web editor at REDBOOK, where she covers topics such as parenting and infertility. Before that, she took her own #Meternity in 2010 to travel to China, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Australia. From Marblehead, MA, she now lives in Jersey City.
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Well, here's why not.
In brief, it's poorly written. So much of it is lazy, and there are even errors in the text (could just be the kindle version I read, but was it rushed to press or something)?
Also, it's implausible. She's a 30-something woman in New York who's never found love - and yet there are no shortage of men picking her up at bars. Successful men who want a relationship with her. Riiiiiight.
Finally, the whole premise is just ridiculous. She writes from a place of such bitterness and naivete at the same time. She never actually challenges her idea that maternity leave isn't just for relaxing - she actually seems to believe that, to her core. She also believes that the mothers in her office get advantages that the single women don't, something that is naturally born out in her experience once she starts lying about being pregnant and planning her paid leave (which is a crime, btw, but of course she never suffers any repercussions). By the end of the book, of course her best friends are all happily in relationships and/or pregnant - because that's the only ending a woman can have, natch. Maybe... maybe she's just shallow?
As a gesture of how ridiculous the book is, what eventually saves her career/life is in large part an infrequently updated travel blog she writes to highlight her "passion" - despite rarely traveling. Her blog seems to consist of photos she takes off the internet coupled with top 10 lists of places she'd like to visit. Is this 2006???