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Detroit Lakes Public Library HAN (Text) 33500013240171 Main Available -
Moorhead Public Library HAN (Text) 33500013240163 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984806239
  • ISBN: 1984806238
  • ISBN: 9781984806253
  • Physical Description: print
    pages cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020.

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Summary, etc.: "A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets.... After her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York's Park Avenue. Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energy. There is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social-media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her perfect life from falling apart. Caustically funny, recent stay-at-home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity. And old money, veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice. But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who pay her bills, she uncovers secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix. Filled with humor and shocking twists, Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood--exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women--while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social-media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy. But, ultimately, this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form, and the power that can be unlocked, when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerable"--
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    The glamorous, privileged mommies of New York might appear to have it all, but Hankin's (The Summertime Girls, 2015) sophomore novel has great fun satirizing that perception. Musician Claire, having just been kicked out of her band, hires on as a singer for a mommy-baby play group. She's initially intimidated by the women, with their beauty, money, and focus on wellness. Their social media presence has made them the envy of thousands of mothers. Pleased to be invited into their fold, it's not long before Claire discovers a darker world of secrets and betrayals and realizes that maybe these women aren't as together as they want everyone else to think. With a devilish sense of humor, Hankin crushes the perception that anyone's life is perfect, despite how it may appear. A slow build to hidden motives and a clever sense of humor make this a fast read, but it's Claire's thoughtful look at our expectations of women and mothers that give the novel its depth. Fans of Sophie Kinsella's My (not so) Perfect Life (2017) will read this in one sitting. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Laura Hankin has written for McSweeney's and HuffPost, among other publications. The musical comedy she creates and stars in, both solo and with her duo Feminarchy, has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Funny or Die, and more. She splits her time between Washington, D.C. and New York City, where she has performed off-Broadway, acted on-screen, and sung to far too many babies.

Subject: Female friendship Fiction
Female friendship
Genre: Fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 4 of 1417 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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