Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank & Asha Youmans

What’s the last book that had you laughing out loud?⁣

Me?

THIS ONE.

This book is so charming, so witty and fun, and chock full of LOLs.⁣

The Devil Wears Prada meets Class Mom in this delicious novel of love, money, and misbehaving parents.

Is there anything more ridiculous than obscenely rich parents vying for their kids’ admissions to an elite private school?⁣

The story follows 3 generations of Black women – Josie, a single admissions director at Fairchild, her daughter Etta, a senior preparing to head out into the world, and Aunt Viv, the matriarch who runs the school cafeteria …

and I am NOT ready to let these ladies go.

Nor am I ready to say goodbye to the her hysterical best friend Lola or her adorably gay assistant Roan… I am subtly and unashamedly begging and pleading…

Alli and Asha I need a spinoff book for every single character, please!⁣

“Delightful . . . Hilarious, cringe-worthy, and all too relevant. I ate this book up like a box of candy; you will too.” –Tara Conklin, author of The Last Romantics

This book has romance, family, and friendship. It’s got snark and hilarity.

It tackles race, elitism, and motherhood in the most refreshing and touching ways.

It’s a fun read for parents and teachers – but as I am neither – it’s clearly perfect for anyone! ⁣

This book is pure entertainment and I just loved it SO much!

I had the pleasure of having Zoom book club with these two authors and they are just as charming, funny and witty as their book! I hope you’ll check this one out.

A favorite of the year, hands down.⁣

Grab this one now! HERE!

  • Item Weight : 9.6 ounces
  • Paperback : 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0593085027
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0593085028
  • Product Dimensions : 5.46 x 0.74 x 8.23 inches
  • Publisher : G.P. Putnam’s Sons (May 5, 2020)
  • Language: : English

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About the Book:

One of The Daily Skimm’s Reads Pick for May 2020
One of Good Housekeeping’s 20 Best New Fiction Books of 2020
Good Morning America Mother’s Day in Quarantine Books to Buy
One of New York Post’s Best Books of the Week in May 2020
PopSugars Most Exciting Books for May 2020
One of SheReads Most Anticipated Books of 2020

All’s fair in love and kindergarten admissions.

At thirty-nine, Josie Bordelon’s modeling career as the “it” black beauty of the ’90s is far behind her. Now director of admissions at San Francisco’s most sought after private school, she’s chic, single, and determined to keep her seventeen-year-old daughter, Etta, from making the same mistakes she did.

But Etta has plans of her own–and their beloved matriarch, Aunt Viv, has Etta’s back. If only Josie could manage Etta’s future as well as she manages the shenanigans of the over-anxious, over-eager parents at school–or her best friend’s attempts to coax Josie out of her sex sabbatical and back onto the dating scene.

As admissions season heats up, Josie discovers that when it comes to matters of the heart–and the office–the biggest surprises lie closest to home.


About the Authors:

B1WR-DhITrS._SY200_The robustness of a farm girl, the honed sophistication of a city woman, a dash of Jewish chutzpah, and a heaping cup of endurance athlete and voila, you have Alli Frank. Alli was raised in Yakima, WA, the only child of two parents who instilled in her that hard work coupled with a resilient spirit will take you where you want to go. So up some of the highest mountains Alli climbed, down insanely steep terrain she skied and across long swathes of land she ran. To pay for all this adventure, Alli has worked in education for over 20 years in San Francisco and Seattle – from an overcrowded, cacophonous public high school to a pristine private girl’s school. She has been a teacher, curriculum leader, coach, college counselor, assistant head, private school co-founder, sometimes pastor, often mayor, and de facto parent therapist. A graduate of Cornell and Stanford Universities, Alli can still be found with her nose deep in a book or hunkered down at the movies, never one to miss a great story. Alli lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, two daughters and terribly cute mini-Bernedoodle. When she needs good food (cause she can’t really cook) she turns to her co-author Asha Youmans.

A1Oeh8bm4NL._SY200_Asha Youmans was raised in Seattle, WA, by an educational and civil right pioneer father and a children’s hospital administrator mother, along with a sister and a brother she admires and adores. As a child, Asha was a member of a two-time city champions Double Dutch team, among the first wave of girls to integrate Little League baseball and rode a unicycle, tumbled and juggled as a member of a traveling circus acrobatics team. She also read everything she could get her hands on from X-Men comic books to the “Clan of the Cave Bear” series to Camus. Enrolled in gifted programs while attending public school, Asha went on to graduate from one of America’s premier private academies, Lakeside School, from which her father, TJ Vassar, earned a diploma as the school’s first black graduate. After receiving a degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Asha returned to Seattle where she taught in public and private schools for nearly 20 years. Asha is a fabulous home cook who loves storytelling and connecting with others by making them smile. She lives with her white husband, two ethnically ambiguous sons, and a dog that is part Yorkie and part who-the-heck-knows. This is her first book.


 

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