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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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"Kargman offers a voyeuristic view of the good life and its bad side in a novel that is entertaining but also insubstantial, peppered with pop-culture references and enough lingo and cute abbreviations to necessitate a glossary. However, Momzillas does mark the rise of a new trend in contemporary fiction: mom lit." Booklist

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In this wickedly funny and spot-on portrait of some decidedly over-the-top moms, Kargman captures the mores, the conversations, and the back-stabbing with supreme ease, and creates a wonderfully sympathetic heroine.

About the Author

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 Yorks 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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Deborah Fochler, November 6, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
Charming, hysterically funny and irreverant look at mothers. These women are not your everyday stay at home moms - they are highly educated, smart , funny, sexy and made a decision to raise their children their way. You cant help but become a part of their lives. I truly enjoyed reading this book. Will foster a new respect for mothers and their dedication to their families.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767924788
Author:
Kargman, Jill
Publisher:
Broadway
Subject:
General
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Rich people
Subject:
Family life
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20070410
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.48x5.84x.95 in. .94 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages Broadway Books - English 9780767924788 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Kargman offers a voyeuristic view of the good life and its bad side in a novel that is entertaining but also insubstantial, peppered with pop-culture references and enough lingo and cute abbreviations to necessitate a glossary. However, Momzillas does mark the rise of a new trend in contemporary fiction: mom lit."
"Synopsis" by , In this wickedly funny and spot-on portrait of some decidedly over-the-top moms, Kargman captures the mores, the conversations, and the back-stabbing with supreme ease, and creates a wonderfully sympathetic heroine.
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