Momzillas (Google eBook)

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Crown/Archetype, Apr 10, 2007 - Fiction - 304 pages
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A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing.

The mothers on Manhattan’s chic Upper East Side are highly educated, extremely wealthy, and very competitive. They throw themselves and all of their energy and resources into full-time child rearing, turning their kids into the unwitting pawns in a game where success is measured in precocious achievements, jam-packed schedules, and elite private-school pedigrees.

Hannah Allen has recently moved to the neighborhood with her New York City–bred investment banker husband and their two-year-old daughter, Violet. She’s immediately inundated by an outpouring of advice from her not-so-well-intentioned new friends and her overbearing, socially conscious mother-in-law, who coach her on matters ranging from where to buy the must-have $300 baby dress to how to get into the only pre-pre-preschool that counts. Despite her better instincts and common sense, Hannah soon finds herself caught up in the competitive whirl of high-stakes mothering.

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I thought it was a great book, easy to read. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Gigi4808 - Goodreads

Total Mom Porn- although to be fair look at the title, what did I really expect? I thought based on the sample you can read on Nook prior to purchase the story would be different. I like the authors ... Read full review

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User Review  - Courtney Sieloff - Goodreads

SO I just read a pile of books by this author and really enjoyed them. These books feel like anthropology projects to me. I am fascinated by how these crazy rich people live. The writing is good and a bit biting. Great bus/commute/beach reading certainly. Read full review


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About the author (2007)

Jill Kargman, who grew up on the Upper East Side and now lives there with her husband and two daughters, is the ideal chronicler of the lives of New York’s ultra-rich and ultra-ambitious. She captures the mores, the conversations, and the backstabbing with supreme ease, and creates in Hannah a wonderfully sympathetic heroine. A wickedly funny and spot-on portrait of some decidedly over-the-top moms, Momzillas is the perfect follow-up to The Right Address.

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