|About the Book|
Rebecca Eckler is a popular newspaper columnist who lives the fabulous life and gets paid to write about it. So when a tipsy romp with her fiance on the night of their lavish engagement party leaves her unexpectedly expecting, she is utterly at aMoreRebecca Eckler is a popular newspaper columnist who lives the fabulous life and gets paid to write about it. So when a tipsy romp with her fiance on the night of their lavish engagement party leaves her unexpectedly expecting, she is utterly at a loss. How will a woman who loves nothing more than a night out on the town sipping cocktails with her fellow party girls survive the pregnant life?Knocked Up is the witty, engaging and refreshingly frank chronicle of a modern womans journey into motherhood. We follow Eckler from the first trimester (a.k.a. the longest three months of her life), through the fat months of the second trimester, on to the even fatter months of the third. Flipping the pages of this Bridget-Jones-style diary, we share in Eckler s discovery of prenatal vitamins and nursing bras, ultrasounds and obstetricians. And we experience her growing horror at the physical symptoms of pregnancy: all-day morning sickness, fatigue, varicose veins, and cravings. And the weight gain, oh the weight gain. Who knew the day would come when she could no longer put on her own socks?Along for the ride is a cast of characters as comical as any met in fiction. Theres the Sexy Young Intern, a Sophia Loren look-a-like with her skinny eyes set on Ecklers job- the glamorous friends who continue to drink Manhattans, while Eckler sips Perrier- and the Cute Single Man who knows just when she needs a carton of ice cream or a game of Scrabble. And then theres the fiance, living in another city, who, thanks to the miracle of long-distance phone lines, appreciates better than anybody the highs and lows of the hormonal rollercoaster pregnant Eckler is on.Lighthearted, intimate, and very funny, Knocked Up is the diary of a modern mother-to-be determined not to let pregnancy and motherhood change her life. Not. One. Little. Bit.