by: Emily Giffin.
2006; 368 pages,
I bought this book for a number of reasons.
Number one: I can identify with the main character's lack of enthusiasm for having children of her own.
Number two: I've already read "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue" also by Emily Giffin and enjoyed both of those.
Number three: I thought the three books would tie together.
As a successful editor at a Manhattan publishing house, Claudia Parr counts herself fortunate to meet and marry Ben, a man who claims to be a nonbreeding career-firster like she is. The couple's early married years go smoothly, but then Ben's biological clock starts to tick. A baby's a deal breaker for Claudia, so she moves out and bunks with her college roommate Jess (a 35-year-old blonde goddess stuck in a series of dead-end relationships) while the wheels of divorce crank into action. Even after the divorce is finalized and Claudia embarks on a steamy love affair with her colleague Richard, she begins to doubt her decision when she suspects Ben has found a smart, young and beautiful woman willing to bear his children.
Something I didn't expect to take away from "Baby Proof": A desire to research the idea of becoming a book editor myself. Seriously, why haven't I thought of this before?
The book itself is pretty standard chick-lit, but it was still fun, quick, and easy (like some people I know).