By Laurie Gelman
5 out of 5 stars
Jen Dixon is room mother for her son Max’s kindergarten class in Kansas City. She is the one responsible for the class newsletter but this is not your typical newsletter and she is not your typical room mother. Her newsletters are hilarious! They border on the “maybe she shouldn’t say that” line but I would definitely be laughing out loud if she were my child’s room mother. Some of the parents don’t understand the snark and some get it and enjoy it. Max is Jen’s third go-round as a mom. She has two older daughters that are from two different dads and one might or might not be Michael Hutchence from INXS. (Wild groupie days) Max’s dad is what she lovingly calls her “first” husband since she never married. They are the cutest together. Love the banter. Along with the class mom duties come all the gossip and goings on at a school. There is the mysterious child who is never there. The kid with all the allergies. The woman who wants to be class mom badly. Can she get through the year in one piece?
This book is hilarious! I cracked up through the whole thing. I loved Jen! I would want her as my class mom. I would want her as my friend. The other characters were just as fleshed out and totally likable. (Even the ones who weren’t so likable) This is the perfect end of summer kind of book. You can laugh your way into the school year and only hope your class mom is as fun as Jen is. I look forward to more from Laurie Gelman.
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Henry Holt & Company in exchange for an honest review.