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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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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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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!

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Hysterical!

This book was so much fun! There were lots of emails written exactly how you really want to write them, along with just enough drama in and out if the kindergarten classroom. Kindergarten parents can be a crazy bunch. I highly recommend this fun read (listen). Speaking of that, the narrator, also the author, did a fabulous job. I loved her voice and intonations.

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Entertaining

Fun and lighthearted but not sure I would have found it very compelling if I were not a class mom for the first time this year.

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Funny Book!

As a kindergarten mom, this book was pretty funny! I would recommend it - it kept me entertained.

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Sarcasm at it's best!

I loved this. I am a working mom who has volunteered on PTA/class moms and found this analogy to be a riot. Totally wish I had the nerve to send the emails she did, because that's how I felt! Very, very funny and realistic. Bravo!