For everyone who loved the scenes in Big Little Lies dealing with the classroom politics, have I got the book for you. Imagine an entire book of classroom politics.
Class Mom is full of snark and witty dialogue, mostly from our protagonist, Jen Dixon. As an older mom with two college-aged daughters, her son, Max, with Baby Daddy #3 and Husband #1 ( as she calls him ) is starting in kindergarten. Her best friend and PTA president, Nina, recruits her to be the class mom. But not everyone can handle her humor. And so begins a school year full of disagreements, misunderstandings, and fun.
I’ll be honest. When I read Jen’s first email, I didn’t think I’d like her at all. But it turns out that was just her sense of humor and it takes some getting used to. As each chapter begins with actual emails, you should have no trouble reading this book quickly. I finished in 24 hours! It is a light and fun read, a perfect distraction from work stress and what I hope no parents really deal with from other parents at school.
Major props to the author for her stance on goody bags! I could not agree with her more. In fact, I found her more relatable now as I also have a son entering kindergarten. I think book clubs (especially those who still have small children) will get a kick out of this book and find many laugh out loud moments.
Also, what a perfect cover for this book. It reminds me of Glee, if that gives you any insight into what you’ll be reading. The art department did a tremendous job capturing the book perfectly, all while making it whimsical.
My thanks to Henry Holt for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
About the author: Laurie Gelman was born in Ottawa Canada and realized her life long ambition to be an author at the ripe old age of 52.
Before that she spent 25 years as a broadcaster, wife and mother. Class Mom is her first book.
She lives in NYC with her husband and 2 daughters.
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