Class Mom

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Class Mom Book Summary


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, 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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  • Great must read!

    By TreevaNicole
    5
    Super hilarious and enjoyable. I can relate to none of the characters lifestyle (middle aged mom, etc) and still it's so entertaining and the emails had me laughing out loud for real.
  • Emails I wish I could write!

    By mkvenus
    5
    This book is spot on! As a class mom for 4 years in a row I could relate on so many levels. Jen Dixon would be my best friend in real life. I only dream I could get away with being a room mom like her!! This book is hysterical!
  • So fun and funny!!

    By Angel Writer8
    5
    I found myself smiling and laughing through much of this. It's real and wonderful and the emails are hilarious. It's a quick read...great for the beach or a lazy day reading. XOXO
  • Class Mom

    By Bobbertmarley
    4
    Super fun read! The perfect summer book!

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