Momzillas (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, 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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And I like easy to read books at this point in my life! - Goodreads
The writing is awful, the made up words are terrible. - Goodreads
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I just didnt find the ending to be realistic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jenine - Goodreads

The plot was fairly predictable. "ooh I was dreaming, that really didn't happen" is lazy writing. The ending was obvious. And the words "sitch" for situation, "totes" for totally and "wringing out our panties" are things I can do without ever reading again. Read full review

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User Review  - Vicki - Goodreads

So bad. I made it to page 49 (and that's only because I skipped entire paragraphs) before I threw in the towel. Bad dialogue, bad writing, no redeeming qualities about it at all. 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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