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.
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!