By: Mary K. Moore
The Unexpected When You’re Expecting. Talking with Mary K. Moore is like chatting with your best girlfriend, she is that friend everyone wants to have and now she has done what all of us secretly wish we had written, the parody of the infamous What to Expect When You are Expecting. When asked if she got any backlash from the ‘What to Expect’ camp, she said she hadn’t heard any yet, but assured the book was less about poking fun of that baby staple rather, she used it as the format for her brand of humor (witty, sarcastic and laugh out loud funny). We asked if she was getting any backlash, and she said there was some, she said that was to be expected, but she reminds, “it’s a PARODY, it’s supposed to be over the top, you have to have a sense of humor, especially when you are pregnant.” Moore sent samples to her husband and his friends to read to see if it was really ‘funny’, not just funny to her or moms who were ‘in on the joke’, but universally funny, and their feedback was great. She knew she was on to something big.