I’m so excited to be a stop on the blog tour for author Laurie Gelman and her new book You’ve Been Volunteered. This is the second book in his A Class Mom Mystery Series.
You’ve Been Volunteered: A Class Mom Novel
2nd in Series
Henry Holt and Co. (July 23, 2019)
Hardcover: 288 pages
Digital ASIN: B07HLZH7BH
In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s “irreverent and hilarious” (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for her
If you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home.
She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.
Refreshingly down-to-earth and brimming with warmth, Dixon’s next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what’s really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way.
This book is so funny and I enjoyed it so much. Although I was never a room mom, I was involved in my children’s classrooms from time to time, and this book brought back so many fond memories.
The writing style flows smoothly and the book is a quick easy read. The author is witty, sassy, irreverent (in the best way) and she had me laughing throughout the entire book. Her emails were funny and sometimes outrageous. But she also takes some more serious subjects (like pregnancy and aging parents) and presents them in a way that did not bring the book down. I think that is something difficult to do.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys humorous women’s fiction. I have already ordered the first book in the series and I cannot wait to read it. If I could give this book more than five stars I would, that is hard much I enjoyed it.
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book provided by the publisher, Henry Holt & Company, and NetGalley, which I greatly appreciate.
Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. The author of Class Mom, Laurie has appeared on Live With Ryan and Kelly, Watch What Happens Live, and The Talk, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters.
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