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Class Mothers

2.99 of 5 stars 2.99  ·  rating details  ·  118 ratings  ·  16 reviews
When her daughter wins a coveted scholarship to the prestigious Metropolitan preschool, Laura thinks she's struck the educational jackpot. Metropolitan is harder to get into than Harvard! She soon finds herself rubbing elbows with some of New York's top moms-wealthy socialites, sultry film stars, and driven business tycoons. These women have it all-and they want more. Now, ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published June 27th 2006 by Berkley Trade
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Kressel Housman
After reading two serious, non-fiction books about finance, I was in the mood for something light, fictional, and funny. I was not looking for the inside story of a bunch of upper class, over-spending New York mothers as a follow-up to The Millionaire Next Door, but the book turned out to be exactly that. Some GR reviewers called it "unrealistic" and "exaggerated." Well, so what? That's the whole fun!

This a satire, probably best appreciated by mothers. I'd go so far as to call it Austenesque in
Laura's daughter Anna has received a scholarship to the prestigious Metropolitan preschool (this is New York City, so getting your kid into the right preschool is crucial; it could determine the outcome of the rest of his/her life!). But Laura doesn't really fit in with the other moms. Everyone else is richer, thinner, snobbier than she is and she's always left feeling vaguely less-than. She's managed to make a few friends and is volunteering to bPublish Poste one of the coordinators of the scho ...more
Dana Sheehan
A fun, quick read. A bit unrealistic, but that's ok.
I have to say I found this book very funny. I had never read any books by this author but I will be searching for other books by her.
Nov 12, 2014 Tracy added it
Did not like this one.
Fafani Weinzierl
This was a fun and easy read. I love getting lost in the lives of the rich and spoiled and being reassured that I am quite happy where I am at...somewhere in the middle class! It kind of reminded me of The Nanny Diaries as you get a "behind the scenes" peek at New York's wealthiest. It is told from the point of view of a mommy on the outside of the money and social status.
I know this kind of snobby society is out there and it makes me glad I was never involved in it!!! The book is about a snobby preschool that people will do anything to get into - lie, cheat, bride whatever it takes. But what these oh so class consious moms don't know is they are being taken, big time.
Ashley FL
This is a silly little book that I read in just a couple of hours. But it is fun, and the unbelievability of it all made it a nice diversion on a day that required a little diversion! There are many others of the genre that are better written, and better plotted, but this one was a lot of fun.
It was entertaining, but a little over-the-top and unbelievable for me. I know the characters in books like these aren't supposed to be incredibly deep, but in the very best examples of this genre, they usually are believable at some level. Not here. Too nice and neat an ending, too.
it was alright. all about a super snooty nyc preschool and all the lies, deceptions, and frauds going on behind the scenes.

i also read it when i was sick, which is maybe why i didn't love it.
This book doesnt get interesting until the near end. I can see Hollywood making a movie of this!
"most uncommon degree of popularity" revisited except starting at a preschool level. gack.
Jennifer Failla
Cutesy book about women with everything, judging others, keeping secrets. Quick read.
A fun, easy read for those times I just want something light that requires no thought.
Cute story about the competitive nature of New York City private schools. Good overall.
I finished this only because I try to finish every book I start.

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