Amy is a globetrotting coffee buyer married to a stay-at-home dad. Her two children, 3 and 5, resent the fact that she's away so much for work. Peter, the husband, is a frustrated screenwriter, but is great with the kids. Things are moving along quite well until Amy is suddenly fired and has to learn how to mommy quickly. Given that she really doesn't know her kids all that well, that will be a monumental task.
The story is enjoyable and well-plotted for the most part. The dialogue between the adults plays realistically. The children were a bit too precocious, speaking in a manner that didn't always ring true. Franken seems to have a handle on the L.A. ladies-who-lunch mothers down pat. Watching Amy's growth as an individual, a mother and a partner was satisfying. Altogether a light, fun read. Recommended.