Class Mom

Class Mom

Large Print - 2017
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Laurie Gelman's clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom--a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics. Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom--or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it's her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max--this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the "wisest" candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree. From recording parents' response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of "special" brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen's methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen's past, a hyper-sensitive "allergy mom," a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company,, 2017
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781432843984
1432843982
Characteristics: 453 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
large print (16 point),rda

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mlinard
Jun 16, 2018

Fast, funny read! But I tend to like snark!

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wmtlady
Apr 18, 2018

Evaluating this book among all books I read, 4 Stars is accurate; among Light, fast-reading fiction I would give it 5 Stars. The heroine writes diary-style with loads of sarcasm and dry humor but comes across as a very smart and loving mom and wife. Though her husband is toooo good to be life-like, everyone here in Johnson County will love her references to places here in KCK since the story is set here.
(I have (since posting earlier) tried to find "Stu's Diner" in the KCK area and struck out; I guess this non-resident author did well to navigate our area town-wise but made up local businesses :^[ )

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411ninja
Mar 13, 2018

A fun light read. If you have ever volunteered with your child's school you are going to recognize some of these characters.

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laneyg85
Feb 01, 2018

This book was a fast and hilarious read! I couldn't put it down it was so entertaining and full of laughs and situations that any mom can relate to. I would highly recommend this one.

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srileyhome
Jan 26, 2018

As a single mother of 4, I found this book very entertaining. If you’re easily offended, skip it, if not, enjoy!

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kelseycrowland
Oct 30, 2017

It was okay. I thought the author tried too hard to make the main character cool. It's a fun light read for the beach, but I also think there are better options out there if that's what you're looking for.

Cynthia_N Oct 26, 2017

Hilarious! If you are a parent of an elementary school student or ever were, you will recognize the parents in this book. I would say skip it if you are easily offended but otherwise you will love this snarky, endearing, funny book!

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maggiepcurtis
Aug 27, 2017

As a mom who has volunteered a lot at school, I found many things amusing in this book. It's nothing serious but it's a fun, light read.

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jasmine81
Aug 14, 2017

Too much swearing and sarcasm in just the first chapter. I didn't finish it.

debwalker Aug 06, 2017

The cut throat world of Kindergarten politics. And that's just the parents!

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