Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

Into the Wild

Read Class Mom Online Free - Laurie Gelman's clever debut novel 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 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 this 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.

Title : Class Mom
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ISBN : 1250124697
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Larry rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

I'm between 3.5 and 4 stars, so I'll round up. Jen Dixon is on her second go-round as class mother. After finishing her "wild" phase in the 1990s, where two musicians (probably) fathered her two daughters, she returned home to raise them in her Kansas hometown with help from her parents. She was cl...

Melisa rated it ★★★★☆

August 02, 2017

This is an absolutely hilarious, snarky take on school politics and the responsibilities of becoming class mom - and I enjoyed every moment! Jen is an older, "wiser" mom who's already been there and done that with her two older daughters. But when her best friend, who happens to be the PTA preside...

Jill rated it ★★★★★

July 27, 2017

Laugh Out Loud Funny!!! Class Mom by Laurie Gelman is a hilarious, entertaining, and refreshing read! I didn't want to put this book down - I was laughing from beginning to end! Jen Dixon has 2 daughters in college, fathered by rock stars from her wild and crazy days, and a son who is starting kind...

Cindy rated it ★★★★★

July 31, 2017

By the time I had a chance to pick this book up to read it, I was ready for a nice, light read. Class Mom definitely delivered and kept me laughing out loud the entire time I was reading it. Laurie Gelman’s writing is witty and spot on as she tackles the politics of being a class parent in elemen...

Susan rated it ★★★★☆

August 07, 2017

Class Mom Laurie Gelman CLASS MOM is going to have you giggling out loud and if you are like me, you will be snorting quite a few times as well. School politics was not this funny to me while I was dealing with it, but CLASS MOM really put a hysterical spin on how crazy some parents are and how muc...

Elle ✦ Pretty Little Books ✦ rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

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 u...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

September 04, 2017

If you are currently in the trenches, with young children in school, navigating the PTA and classroom volunteering minefield, this is your book. Written by someone who has clearly been there, this is a book for every suburban mom who thought she was cooler than this. Who loves her kids, and would...

Kristy rated it ★★★☆☆

September 15, 2017

Jen Dixon is back in kindergarten. She thought her days as "Class Mom" were behind her: Jen's two daughters are in college after all. But Jen, at age forty-six, is back on the Mom circuit, with her first husband, Ron, and five-year-old son, Max. This is Jen's chance to do things over again, with...

Kay rated it ★★★★★

April 02, 2017

Hilariously funny! Any classroom Mom knows this is true. Not to be missed! Loved it because I live in KC too. Thanks to author, Netgalley and Henry Holt & Company for the opportunity to read. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it.

Sara rated it ★★★★★

September 22, 2017

A laugh out loud telling of a reluctant "older" class mom, who has two daughters in college, and a kindergarten son. She gets roped into the job by her best friend, who happens to be the PTA president. Reminiscent of the group email chains that I loved from "Where'd Ya Go, Bernadette?" but a litt...

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