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Class Mom

Laurie Gelman’s hilarious, irrelevant Class Mom novels tell the story of Jen Dixon, a kindergarten teacher living in Kansas City, with two college-age daughters and a toddler son, all from different fathers. Equipped with her ferocious charm and guile, Dixon says the things all moms really think, and manages to get away with it—mostly. In the well-received debut, readers meet Jen’s unconventional family and laugh-out-loud as she tries to navigate the surprisingly difficult terrain of parental politics; the series continues with You’ve Been Volunteered.

“Much as Upton Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ exposed the seedy underside of the meatpacking industry, ‘Class Mom’ exposes the underside of room parenting…But, unlike ‘The Jungle,’ Gelman’s novel gives readers a lot to laugh about, including some very, very funny emails.” The New York Times

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    • Class Mom (Volume 2)
      Laurie Gelman
      Henry Holt and Co.

    • In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s "irreverent and hilarious" (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable...

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    • Class Mom

    • Class Mom (Volume 1)
      Laurie Gelman
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • Laurie Gelman’s clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom—a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics.

      Jen...

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Laurie Gelman

Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. The author of Class Mom, Laurie has appeared on Live With Ryan and Kelly, Watch What Happens Live, and The Talk, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters.

Jamie Gelman