Notes from the Underbelly

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New American Library, 2005 - Fiction - 293 pages
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As a guidance counselor at an elite, Bel Air high school, Lara Stone is definitely not ready to have any spoiled, bratty kids of her own. At least not now, when she has finally managed to Tae-Bo and low-carb herself down to a perfect size four. But her husband has different ideas, and they include fatherhood. Now.

Suddenly, Lara finds herself deep within the underbelly of pregnancy, as a cranky, non-glowing mother-to-be dealing with uncontrollable crying jags, inexplicable weight gain, and scary hemorrhoids. And her mood doesn't improve when she's given the task of getting one of her students-the punk, outcast daughter of a famous movie director-into a highly competitive college.

Expecting is nothing like Lara ever expected.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Debut fiction that's a cut above the usual chick-lit fare, with a bright, edgy narrator and an up-to-date feel for the LA scene.Lara Stone is a counselor at Bel Air Prep whose job depends on getting ... Read full review

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User Review  - kysmom02 - LibraryThing

What a great book! Lara's story was funny, honest and entertaining. When I first picked up the book, I wasn't sure that I would like it. Green's writing reminded me of Jennifer Lancaster, but I love ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Risa Green grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia and graduated from both the University of Pennsylvania and The Georgetown University Law Center. She has worked as a corporate finance attorney and, more recently, as a college counselor at a private day school. She currently resides with her husband, their daughter, and their dog. This is her first novel.

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