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Tiny Imperfections

By: Alli Frank, Asha Youmans
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
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Publisher's summary

The Devil Wears Prada meets Class Mom in this delicious novel of love, money, and misbehaving parents.

One of The Daily Skimm’s Reads Pick for May 2020

One of Good Housekeeping's 20 Best New Fiction Books of 2020

Good Morning America Mother's Day in Quarantine Books to Buy

One of New York Post’s Best Books of the Week in May 2020

PopSugar's Most Exciting Books for May 2020

One of SheReads' Most Anticipated Books of 2020

"Delightful.... Hilarious, cringe-worthy, and all too relevant. I ate this book up like a box of candy; you will too." (Tara Conklin, author of The Last Romantics)

All's fair in love and kindergarten admissions.

At 39, Josie Bordelon's modeling career as the "it" Black beauty of the '90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Francisco's most sought after private school, she's chic, single, and determined to keep her 17-year-old daughter, Etta, from making the same mistakes she did.

But Etta has plans of her own - and their beloved matriarch, Aunt Viv, has Etta's back. If only Josie could manage Etta's future as well as she manages the shenanigans of the over-anxious, over-eager parents at school - or her best friend's attempts to coax Josie out of her sex sabbatical and back onto the dating scene.

As admissions season heats up, Josie discovers that when it comes to matters of the heart - and the office - the biggest surprises lie closest to home.

©2020 Alli Frank, Asha Youmans (P)2020 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“Over-eager parents are just one of the many things heroine Josie Bordelon has to deal with as head of admissions for a tawny private school in San Francisco. These two authors are brave enough to expose the insanity and hilarity that happen during application season.... A really funny read.” (Laurie Gelman, author of Class Mom)

“Youmans and Frank manage to tackle a woman's journey through work, race, and motherhood beautifully in their debut. Tiny Imperfections is laugh out loud funny and full of heart. I can't wait to see what they bring us next!” (Alexa Martin, author of Fumbled)

"Frank and Youmans pack their debut with drama.... The glitzy, high stakes world and gossipy narrative voice will put readers in mind of Crazy Rich Asians." (Publishers Weekly)