Welcome to my stop on the You’ve Been Volunteered blog tour sponsored by Over the River Public Relations! Thank you to Rachel for the invitation! I’m also hosting an amazing giveaway on instagram soon, so please check it out!
Okay, friends. This book is too much fun! I had some big ‘ole belly laughs, which I needed.
Jen Dixon is the main character here. She’s a class mom, and this is the follow-up to the first book, aptly named Class Mom. If you’ve ever been a school volunteer, or worked in a school period, you’ll appreciate Jen’s frankness. She doesn’t hold back in her emails to the annoying PTA president and with other parents either.
This time she’s room mom for Max’s third grade class. But now Jen has more on her plate, including aging parents, adult daughters finding their way, and a sometimes neglectful husband.
Jen says what we all may have thought at one point or another, so her voice is innately refreshing and bold. It’s also distinctly relatable, as are Jen’s difficulties trying to manage it all at home and balance her volunteering.
Overall, You’ve Been Volunteered is an entertaining story, one that I’m sure will make you belly laugh, too, and it will also feel like a warm hug from someone who understands. I loved it!
I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.
About the Book:
In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s “irreverent and hilarious” (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for her
If you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home.
She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle.
Refreshingly down-to-earth and brimming with warmth, Dixon’s next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what’s really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way.
About 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. Laurie lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenage daughters. Class Mom is her first book.
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Have you read You’ve Been Volunteered, or is it on your TBR? Have you read Class Mom? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR