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Publisher's Summary

Laurie Gelman's clever debut 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 hypersensitive "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.

Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, this is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction - the kind of audiobook that real moms clamor for and a vicarious listen for all mothers, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman's acerbic truths.

©2017 Laurie Gelman (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Don't waste your audible credit!!

DO NOT WASTE YOUR AUDIBLE CREDIT! There is a reason authors hire others to narrate their books. This author reads her own book and her voice is super scratchy and annoying. Surprised at the other ratings that this was a good book. Very entry level book, poorly written and is more like two moms having a convo with dry humor. Very disappointed that this was recommended from audible.

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Save your money!

I am a teacher and yes I have also been a classroom mom. This book is so unrealistic it's not even funny. There are parts that don't even make sense. The beginning was funny but half way through I couldn't wait to finish.

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A few too many unexpected swear words

This book was a wild ride. It was a fun listen, but there were too many random swear words that were totally unnecessary. It deals with some adult content, so don't listen around kids unless you want to explain a few things. Overall, it was a decent book.

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I loved loved loved it!!

I loved this story so much! Easy listen, great narration by the author herself, laughed out loud many times! Finished listening to it in 3 days, it was a very refreshing, realistic story. Totally recommend :)

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Loved this book AND the narrator

Where does Class Mom rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of my favorite audio books. It's easy to follow while also following the road as I drive and kept me constantly entertained.

What did you like best about this story?

I really, really enjoyed this book. My class mom days are behind me, my youngest is in high school, but I really enjoyed this look back. I thought certain lines were laugh our loud funny and the characters were certainly relate-able for any suburban soccer mom. I was sad when it was over and also that Gelman doesn't have any other books for me to listen to.

What does Laurie Gelman bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought Gelman was a great narrator. She sounds just like a lot of my friends. In fact, i would BE her friend. This is one book in which the author reading it was a positive rather than a negative. She really gave a voice to Jen- her main character.

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Beware of narrator

I will try the print version instead. The narrator, in my opinion, is intolerable. I literally couldn't listen to it and exchanged the title. I listened to maybe 3 chapters.

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Once I wrapped my head around the fact that I have to accept this book is being ‘read to me’ it made it much easier to finish. Great story idea- but falls flat trying to be witty. Some Mom comments are meant to be said under your breath and left at that.
For being so ‘on it’ I was floored as I listened to the entire book that there were no ‘rip on the slutty teacher’ moments. True Moms at pick up would never be able to keep snide comments at bay. That’s how I made 2 of my best friends 20 yeas ago outside at the pick up door!
I wish the author would have trusted someone else to read her book. I think it would have improved the listening experience.
Wouldn’t recommend you pay full price for it- but if it’s a special for a few bucks...and want to feel like you just came in from recess and the teacher is reading to you-go for it.

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good laugh

A funny and real quick read / listen when in between books. Great for twachers or Class mom's who wish they could be this blunt sometimes.

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Breezy and fun book

Liked the narrator a lot. Breezed through this book and enjoyed it. I laughed a lot.

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great fun must read for anyone who is a class mom

loved it easy read quick read made me laugh the whole way through!! must read!