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Class Mom

By: Laurie Gelman
Narrated by: Laurie Gelman
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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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  • tguza
  • 04-09-17

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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  • shopfromhome
  • 03-09-17

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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  • Kathy conway
  • 02-08-19

Fluff with a dash of humor

I liked the humor in this book. The emails were witty and smart. The plot and conflict were close to nonexistent, unless you consider having a personal trainer help you get ready for a mud run a problem. There was something that kept me listening and I would say the book was entertaining in a frivolous way. Laurie’s reading was easy to listen to.

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  • Nichole
  • 02-01-20

Ewh

Ewh. Drama, drama, drama. Unnecessary mom drama. If it wasn't for my book club I'd have never finished it.

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  • ManhattanGirl01
  • 25-10-18

Laugh Out Loud Funny!

Didn’t want this book to end. Hilarious & light- perfect for commuting! Highly recommend. If you don’t have a sense of humor, you won’t get it but for those that do, this is a treat!

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  • Rebecca
  • 25-08-17

Fun read - stay with it!

At first I found this book kind of annoying, and I was put off by an author narrating her own novel but then the whole thing grew on me! Really fun, wild ride of a read. Would highly recommend.

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  • Dianna
  • 04-08-17

Pretty Impressive

As a mom with grown children, I had my doubts about my ability to relate to this novel. As it turns out, it wasn't limited to mom's with grown children or mom's to be or even to those whom have not considered motherin

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  • Mary H.
  • 09-11-22

Class Mom - Can't wait for book 2

Laurie Gelman is an amazing storyteller! I can hear the enthusiasm in your voice! I was engaged the entire read (um, listen)! Can't wait to start next one!

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  • Melissa S.
  • 03-08-22

Great narrator and just a fun read

This is a lot of fun upbeat in Patiffun storyline. The narrator was great. If you’re looking for something intense for amazing this is it in. If you want something beyond in the background and to lift your spirits this is a great read

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  • dancingfrg
  • 26-12-21

Fun read!

Fun, light read with relatable characters and a lot of nod-your-head-in-agreement moments for those with kindergarteners.