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Momzillas I thought this book would be a witty take on wealthy Manhattan moms and all their uber materialistic ways, but it ended up taking itself way too seriously, and wasn t funny at all Do yourself a favor and don t read this book. Seriously Okay a dictionary of type of moms However there are a lot of made up words and no indication of what they actually mean The personality contracts clash a lot and do not make for good writing Especially when this novel has been poorly written However unlike other novels I have recently read that I rated poorly at least this one the story was easier to follow. The writing is awful, the made up words are terrible Seriously, who talks like that Although after reading the acknowledgements, I guess the author does Bad editing, too many typos to count and that didn t include the words that I wasn t sure if it was bad editing or just another made up word, I chalked it up to the latter The story is okay, the telling of the story is just so bad The main character doesn t even get that she s just as bad as the Upper East Side Momzillas that she s bashing through out the entire book And then in the final few pages she becomes the heroine and we see that she s taught others of their wicked ways because she s so much better than the other Mothers and they should all be just like her instead Also far too many pop culture references The author is clearly trying too hard If you read the final two chapters, that s all you ll need and it will sound like the rest of the book was really good She s made these self revelations and learned so much about the other Mothers and parenting and even about herself However, if you d read the rest of the book, the unfortunate part is that those final two chapters are so fake, it s hard to believe that Hannah has really learned anything at all because of her behavior and the way she clearly sees that she and her child are far superior to these Momzillas and their children who she claims have superiority complexes , that her revelations and life lessons are such bull. Occasionally amusing but not great The story didn t really go anywhere, and the character seemed a little naive The end wrapped up in record time it was like the author thought, Ok, this book is pages now, so I d better end this thing What should I do How about this and this and this Kind of fun to read, but it really left me feeling like I wasted my time, and I rarely feel that way about anything I read I m not very discriminating. Imagine Gossip Girl grew up, Miranda Hobbes became a stay at home mom, and Juno kept her baby Mix these characters worlds together and you re hanging out with Hannah Allen, the sympathetic heroine of Momzillas.Add the slick, stylized tone of chick lit classics like Shopaholic Ties the Knot and Baby Proof, and the resulting literary concoction is Jill Kargman s Momzillas It s a Jungle out there on Park Avenue, Baby At home mother Hannah, her investment banker husband Josh, and their 2 year old daughter Violet have relocated from San Francisco to New York City s Upper East Side After some prodding from her materialistic mother in law, Hannah loads Violet into the stroller and runs smack into the most vicious strain of mothers in America the Momzillas of Manhattan Chronicling this stay at home mom s move to moneyed Manhattan and her struggles to fit in with a gossipy clique of over achieving mothers, Momzillas is an easy to read paperback pleasure that feels guilty but never actually induces the mommy guilt As a less than perfect, all too human mother, Hannah is definitely no one s martyr even though she feels an outsider s pain Although the heroines and villains of Momzillas are stay at home moms, Kargman writes sensitively about the choices all new moms must make She diplomatically covers the maternal controversies of breastfeeding, childcare, returning to work, and how much to spend on a little one s toys, clothes and entertainment Many of Hannah s days and nights in New York are lonely and depressing as she rides the rollercoaster of emotions that goes along with trying to find your place after uprooting your family and moving across the country But Kargman offers a light, entertaining touch, with as much pop culture lingo as a movie like Juno, and even includes a glossary to explain the native tongue.New mothers across a range of geographical and socioeconomic levels will appreciate Momzillas, for the same reasons that a diverse horde of millions relate to Sex and the City s aspirational characters.Of course, the Momzillas bubble that Kargman has re created does seem a bit too carefully constructed at times Conveniently, all of the main characters are only children, and than once I asked myself why Hannah doesn t just pick up the phone and call her own mom in Seattle for sympathy when the going gets tough But overall, this glossy glimpse into malicious mommyhood is a light hearted summer read, a pure pop confection of playground frenemies, preschool anxieties, and perfectly pressed professional nannies. The tone of this book is fantastic I adore the show Odd Mom Out, which is based on this book It pointed out a lot of issues that all of us struggle with feeling accepted, having a friend group, knowing who we are, going through periods of losing our identity even if we don t live on the upper east side.For a highly entertaining book, it addressed some serious topics. This book was very funny in the intro the mommy definitions I did laugh out loud at many of them And the entire book was very chick lit.but it got to be a bit annoying and some of her lingo was trying to hard The main character, Hannah, was great at first, but then I wanted to give her a swift kick in the rear pull it together and speak up She was a silent character when the villian Bee was being awful And, I did freel Hannah became a bit granola like who wears black jeans any I meancome one, I can t see that in the past 10 years And, she needed to open her mouth I have a problem when authors make their main characters the silent, let me get walked all over type Andthere was a bit of slang acronyms for sure BUt I will say, it was a super quick read and given I m a new mom, fun for me to read and related to in some aspects And I like easy to read books at this point in my life hmmmmmrich, educated white chick is moved by her hedge fund husband from Berkeley to New York, where she tries to fit in with a group of women who are similarly educated but richer and whiter Hilarity, unfortunately, does not ensue But there is plenty of whining about how privileged and WASP Y everyone is, and passage after passage in which the author explains via cutesy anecdotes that she is, really, a much hipper she takes HER kid to the MOMA and also warmer, fuzzier, approachable mom she lets her kid watch Sesame Street, eats Chef Boyardee, wears jeans and t shirts instead of kitten heels to the park, and gasp watches her own child instead of having the nanny do it than all of the momzillas populating the Upper East Side, even though she and her husband have a house hunting budget of only one point five Million And yes, she is delightfully unaware of the irony of it all. 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 ClothingThe 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 PedigreesHannah 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 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 I enjoyed this, which I was skeptical about when reading some of the reviews I actually listened to it on CD to and from work, which was a great way to do it, because some of the snarky little comments and cliffhangers really made the time fly There are a lot of quirky little sayings natch for naturally, for example , which some reviewers didn t like because they don t hear people talking like that, but people DO talk like that in some places I thought it was a fun read listen I loved the happy ending, I hated all the right people and cheered on all the right people And the heroine got to be who she really was, which is what we all really want to do Great summer light reading


About the Author: Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman is deathly afraid of clowns And mimes Wait, mimes are worse She lives in New York City where she writes magazine articles and trashy novels and enjoys wrap sandwiches She is the author of teen books Bittersweet Sixteen, Summer Intern, and Jet Set, plus some excellent grown up books And by grown up books she doesn t mean porn she means not young adult but plain old adult Her art


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