Thursday, May 03, 2007

Momzillas by Jill Kargman

Jill Kargman's new novel is riding on the trend of "mommy-lit". Her protagonist, Hannah Allen is thrust into the lion's den of mommy competition--The Upper East Side of Manhattan. What's a laid-back left-coaster to do? The story is fast paced and the characters well drawn, if you can' get over Kargmans overuse of "hip" language. No one over the age of thirty with a masters degree in literature would really ever use the word "peeps" to describe their group of friends would they? This reader likes to hope not...but with that small caveat, I can recommend this for reading during those long waiting periods in carpool lines and soccer practices!

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