A hilarious and deliciously scathing send-up of motherhood as practiced in the upper echelons of Manhattan society, from the coauthor of The Right Address and Wolves in Chic Clothing. The mothers on Manhattanas 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 Cityabred investment banker husband and their two-year-old daughter, Violet. Sheas 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.... Hunan Garden (eleventh commandment: Thou shalt order in Chinese on Sundays) and theya#39;d be glued to Mike Wallace as that stressful 60 Minutes clock would tick at commercial breaks and make me want to hurl my scallion pancakes.
|Publisher||:||Broadway Books - 2007-04-10|