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 hyper-sensitive “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, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction—the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all mothers, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.
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Release Date: August 1, 2017
Genre: Women's Fiction. Chick Lit. Humor.
Oh my gooooosssshhhhh!!!!! This book is wacky, over the top, and funny as hell! I have been crying/laughing for the past few hours reading this book and I couldn't get enough of it! Laurie Gelman better be writing a follow up to this one because if she doesn't I will cry forever! Like, the ugliest of all ugly cries. You know, total snottage, weirdly shaped face kind of cry. It's just to freakin perfect to stand on it's own. I mean this will all sincerity too.
The heroine/mom who is the main focus of this story reminds me of Katy Mixon (aka Katie Otto) from American Housewife (that hilarious tv show on NBC). She has the most insane sense of humor- the kind that will make grown women go cry in the corner- and is so endearing that I want to be her.
In a nutshell, this story is about a class mom named Jen who would really rather be doing anything BUT her duties to the classroom. But she slaves away to the minions anyway because her son Max and her BFF Nina want her to do it. But does she take these duties seriously? Awwweeee hell no! She writes the most idiotic and hilarious emails to the other mothers in the class (although in her defense, even if they can be asinine and slightly offensive she gets the job done) that would make anyone cringe.
On top of this, she is a happily married momma, even when she is going through her midlife crisis, is training for a mud run, and secretly flirting with a man from her past... Don't worry, there is no cheating but the way everything turns out if so funny I almost peed!
With that, Class Mom is a story that will take readers through the journey with Jen as she struggles with motherhood, class duties, and aging. There are other great characters besides Jen (I loved her husband and Max) but the story is mainly focused on her.
If your looking for a book that will make you laugh, I highly recommend giving Class Mom a try. I am telling you, this book is ahhhmaaazzzinnnnggg. It's so much fun to read, have some of the best characters around, and is written to perfection!