You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman (GIVEAWAY! & Tour Stop)


I have such an amazing giveaway for you guys… SO MANY PRIZES! (details below)

All my blog followers need to do to enter is comment below! Let me know if you’d ever be a Class Mom!

Jen Dixon is BACK. And she is snarky as EVER!

The Class Mom and all her wit, sarcasm, and super sass returns in this hilarious sequel as we follow her in even more ridiculous situations both in and out of the classroom. She’s now third grade Class Mom and has been roped into Safety Patrol duty, and the laughs continue with even more parental politics.

We’ve got new moms, new teachers and if you thought her personal life was chaotic in the first book, you’ve got to see what the entire Dixon family is up to now.

Ron (her husband) is working all sorts of crazy hours, her aging parents are needing her more and more, and her adult daughters are trying to navigate the real world…and kind of failing. As Jen gets pulled in every direction you can imagine, you find yourself rooting for her to figure it all out.

Can she get through everything, including her new roll as Class Mom and Safety Patroller – and still manage to stay sane and keep her endearing sense of humor?

I think I liked the sequel even more! Jen is definitely still as down-to-earth as ever but she definitely seems much more relatable and at times refreshing in You’ve Been Volunteered.

I zipped though the pages just as quickly as the first book and I laughed just as hard. Jen is back, and I’m so glad she is!

Huge thanks to #partner @otrpr @henryholtbooks and @lauriegelman for the chance to review this fun book!

I’ll include my review of Class Mom below as well – highly recommend BOTH books!

You can get both of Laurie’s books here!


  • Series: Class Mom (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (July 23, 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1250301858
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250301857

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AND about that GIVEAWAY…

One winner will get:
• A copy of You’ve Been Volunteered
• A copy of Class Mom
• A “Ron’s Gym and Tan” T shirt
• AND a chance for Laurie Gelman to Skype our book club!


All my blog followers need to do to enter is comment below!

Let me know if you’d ever be a Class Mom!

THAT’S IT! US Only. Ends 8/28 11:59pm EST.

(Check out my Instagram Page for another entry!)


About the Book:

42298087._SY475_Laurie Gelman’s clever debut novel about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom―a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics.

Jen Dixon is not your typical Kansas City kindergarten class mom―or mom in general. Jen already has two college-age daughters by two different (probably) musicians, and it’s her second time around the class mom block with five-year-old Max―this time with a husband and father by her side. Though her best friend and PTA President sees her as the “wisest” candidate for the job (or oldest), not all of the other parents agree.

From recording parents’ response times to her emails about helping in the classroom, to requesting contributions of “special” brownies for curriculum night, not all of Jen’s methods win approval from the other moms. Throw in an old flame from Jen’s past, a hyper-sensitive “allergy mom,” a surprisingly sexy kindergarten teacher, and an impossible-to-please Real Housewife-wannabe, causing problems at every turn, and the job really becomes much more than she signed up for.

Relatable, irreverent, and hilarious in the spirit of Maria Semple, Class Mom is a fresh, welcome voice in fiction―the kind of novel that real moms clamor for, and a vicarious thrill-read for all mothers, who will be laughing as they are liberated by Gelman’s acerbic truths.

About Laurie:

91wsKllQ3ZL._SY200_Laurie Gelman was born in Ottawa Canada and realized her life long ambition to be an author at the ripe old age of 52. Before that she spent 25 years as a broadcaster, wife and mother. Class Mom is her first book. She lives in NYC with her husband and 2 daughters.

Class Mom Review

33898874._SY475_I went into this thinking, ehhhh I’m not so sure this one’s for me. I’m not a mom. I’m a dog mom. Dog mom’s don’t do PTA. We don’t need to make snacks for a class, or organize field trips. We just get snuggles and drooled on and go about our business. I’m not so sure I would EVER be cut out to be a Class Mom, let alone a mom of a kindergartner and 2 college aged girls!

But Jen Dixon handles this role with just the right amount of snark (or maybe a bit TOO much?!) that I would need as well to cope with other parents – some borderline bonkers – as well as some wildly eccentric teachers and a slew of troublesome classmates. But she’s got a rock and roll foundation, a funny and charming attitude and just the right amount of ‘kick ass and take names’ temperament to weed her way through acres of parent politics.

Although some might not agree with her cheeky class emails, Jen manages to traverse a host of laughable incidents, secret crushes from days past, snooty moms, difficult kids, and the pressure to jump start her aging body – all while gloriously goofing her way through her role as Class Mom.

At first I was like ummmm…. this chicks got some serious chutzpah! 3.5 seconds flat and she’s offended an entire kindergarten class of parents! But slowly, she grew on me, and I came to adore Jen. Even though I don’t have kids or live in this world – I loved her shenanigans and laughed along with her – devouring pages and laughing the whole way through. Jen Dixon is definitely the snarky mom I think I would be – or at least one that I would definitely want to hang out with!



21 thoughts on “You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman (GIVEAWAY! & Tour Stop)

  1. This series looks like so much fun! I’ve heard great reviews from everyone who has read it! I’ll be checking out your giveaway on Instagram too!

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    1. I stayed away from Class Mom cause I just didn’t think I could relate not being a mom… but it is hilarious!!


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