A Bump in the Road: From Happy Hour to Baby Shower

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St. Martin's Press, Jun 9, 2009 - Fiction - 304 pages
3 Reviews

When twenty-seven-year-old event planner and blogger Clare Finnegan got married, she didn't mind moving out of the city. After all, a suburban existence didn't necessarily equal domesticity, book club parties, and a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. But when, after a weekend in Vegas, Clare discovers she's pregnant, she is thrown into a world where eating lunchmeat is equivalent to smoking crack and maternity clothes appear to have been molested by a BeDazzler. In the midst of her slow transition from beer bottles to baby bottles, Clare juggles burgeoning Internet stardom, plans Chicago's biggest black-tie gala, wrangles her traditional in-laws who are scandalized by her every choice, and attempts to keep the peace between her two feuding best friends. Not only funny but smart, sassy, and witty, to boot, this is a debut novel that will have you laughing for a good nine months.

 

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Great Summer Read T o Take To The Beach!

User Review  - FictionLvr - Borders

I found this book by a recommendation on NYT Best Selling Author Jen Lancaster's website.......very happy I took the advice to buy it. This book was a light and funny take on a newlywed couple's ... Read full review

"A Bump" will have you laughing for 9 months!

User Review  - KathyL - Borders

Looks like there's a new major player on the commercial women's fiction front with Maureen Lipinski! This book was a non-stop laughter filled joyride cover to cover. Your own baby bump may be sore ... Read full review

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Contents

From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday April 22
1
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday April 23
10
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday April 26
15
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday April 27
20
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday May 4
22
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday May 6
25
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday May 7
37
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday May 8
39
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday August 17
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday August 19
174
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday August 20
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday August 21
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday August 22
181
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday August 23
182
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday August 25
184
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday August 31
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday May 9
42
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday May 10
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday May 11
45
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday May 12
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday May 13
55
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday May 15
57
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday May 19
60
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday May 23
63
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday May 24
69
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday May 26
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday May 27
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday May 29
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday May 30
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday May 31
82
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday June 1
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday June 2
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday June 5
89
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday June 10
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday June 18
99
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday June 21
100
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday June 23
101
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday June 25
108
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday June 26
110
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday June 28
111
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday June 30
113
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday July 4
118
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday July 6
120
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday July 7
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday July 9
124
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday July 13
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday July 14
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday July 16
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday July 17
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday July 18
132
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday July 19
133
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday July 20
135
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday July 21
137
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday July 23
141
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday July 24
143
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday July 27
147
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday July 29
149
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday July 30
151
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday August 4
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday August 6
154
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday August 7
156
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday August 9
161
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday August 11
163
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday August 13
166
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday August 14
170
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday August 15
171
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday September 7
189
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday September 11
192
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday September 12
193
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday September 14
199
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday September 17
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday September 18
206
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday September 20
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday September 21
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday September 25
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday September 26
210
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday September 27
213
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday September 28
214
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday October 2
216
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday October 5
217
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday October 10
220
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday October 14
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday October 15
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday October 19
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday October 23
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday October 24
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday October 26
236
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday October 29
237
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday October 31
238
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday November 3
239
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday November 5
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday November 7
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday November 8
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday November 9
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday November 11
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday November 12
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday November 16
252
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday November 19
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday November 26
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday December 11
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday December 12
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday December 13
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday December 17
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday December 20
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Saturday December 22
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday December 23
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday December 25
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Thursday December 27
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday January 1
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Friday January 4
274
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Sunday January 6
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From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Monday January 7
278
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Tuesday January 8
279
From Happy Hour to Baby Shower Wednesday January 9
286
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About the author (2009)

Maureen Lipinski lives in Chicago with her husband, two morbidly obese cats, and one demented dog. She discovered the true meaning of irony when, shortly after completing her novel, she became unexpectedly pregnant with her son. She continues to work full-time and signs her paycheck directly over to the nanny.

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