Tuesday, February 16, 2010

14. Momzillas by Jill Kargman

I've read previous books by Ms. Kargman and enjoyed them, so I decided to check out Momzillas. It was a quick read and I finished it in one day. It was enjoyable, if not a bit predictible, and I give it a B.

From Amazon:
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.

I always like reading these books about the wealthy and get a good chuckle out of the worries and personalities. The scary thing is, I am sure it goes on. I mean calling a preschool for an application as soon as the pregnancy test turns up positive? Seems a little crazy to me... but these chick-lit novels are always an enjoyable break from the norm. Hannah was a refreshing character, especially when you consider who she was associating with. While the ending was a bit predictible, I enjoyed the book and may consider reading more by the author.

Well, I am off. I have had a migraine all day and have worked too much through it, so I am going to jump in a hot shower and go to bed. Happy Reading all!

4 comments:

Literary Feline said...

Migraines are pure misery! I hope you feel better soon, Kristie.

I can't imagine spending $300 on a baby dress, much less a dress for myself.

Staci said...

Could you imagine being like them?? Very superficial I'm sure and the amount of $$$ they spend on stuff is insane!

Kristie said...

I can't imagine spending $300 in one shopping spree! Crazy crazy but I am sure it goes on!

Thanks for the well wishes. Doctor appointment tomorrow... I really didn't want to go back on meds, but they have been happening way to frequently and way too strong!

andrea said...

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