Laurie Gelman (yes, her husband is that Gelman of Live with Kelly and Ryan fame) has written another funny AND relatable tale that takes place three years after Class Mom. Somehow Jen Dixon has ended up as the class mom once again—this time for her son Max’s third grade at one of Kansas City’s great bastions of primary education, William H. Taft Elementary. While juggling hearth, homework, and hubby Ron, she’s been saddled with even more school responsibilities plus a micromanaging PTA president. Add that to dealing with her grown daughters’ sudden displays of independence (must all millennials get piercings?) plus her aging parents’ need for some parenting of their own, and she finds herself pulled in too many directions for one middle-aged, minivan-driving temptress to handle.
Gelman is a New York City-based writer and mother of two who spent 25 years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the US – including stints on Good Morning America, The Early Show on CBS, and The Mom Show – before trying her hand at writing novels. Her first book, Class Mom garnered rave reviews from several places including The New York Times, People magazine, and Good Housekeeping, and it was recently included in Parade’s list of books Mom will love . Gelman’s writing has been compared to Lauren Weisberger’s, Maria Semple’s and Sophie Kinsella’s.
This is a fun book – a perfect summer read or comical book to ease you into the stressful Back to School season.
To celebrate the release of YOU’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED, Laurie is participating in a month-long book blog tour that features reviews, author Q&As, and features. We hope you will follow along and enter to win the daily prizes. You’ll find all the details here:
Happy Publication Day, Laurie! It’s been a pleasure working with you!