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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 Manhattana€™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 Citya€“bred investment banker husband and their two-year-old daughter, Violet. Shea€™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.... 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.

Author:Jill Kargman
Publisher:Broadway Books - 2007-04-10


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