Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Happy and You Know It

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Book Summary:  Claire Martin missed her chance at stardom. She left her band, Vagabond, just as they were starting to make it big. With no royalties from the hit song she wrote and no cash flow, Claire needs to reinvent herself and earn some money to stay afloat in New York City—fast.

Reluctantly, Claire takes a gig as a playgroup musician, serenading the privileged toddlers of Manhattan’s wealthy elite. But it’s not long before Claire is brought in as an honorary member of the playgroup by the mothers who employ her—a group of influential women obsessed with fitness, well-being, and, of course, motherhood. There’s Whitney, group ring-leader and Instagram star whose life is picture-perfect on the surface. Amara, a stay-at-home mom who is used to climbing the corporate ladder and is now rediscovering her identity. Meredith and Ellie, the inseparable dynamic mom duo, and Gwen, an old pro who never hesitates to share motherly wisdom. Claire quickly learns that playgroup is for more than just the kids—it’s time for the moms to de-stress and focus on themselves through their fancy fitness classes, vitamins, and healthy doses of gossip.

Claire begins to count on these women as friends—until she stumbles upon some of their most scandalous secrets and the extreme lengths these polished parents will go to hide their flaws.

  • File Size: 1350 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (May 19, 2020)
  • Publication Date: May 19, 2020
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC

One (or more) Sentence Summary: Primates of Park Avenue + Daisy Jones and the Six = Happy and You Know It.  I always said I would love to live in NYC, but I didn't know how people do it with children.  That was the part I always struggled with as I wouldn't be able to afford a big beautiful apartment and can't imagine putting a car seat in a taxi.  

Happy and You Know It is was a great escape from all the stuff going on today in the world.  Play group moms, instagram influencers, an ex-band member, and a scam artist keep this book very entertaining.  It kept me on my toes through out the book, because I couldn't figure out who the person was in prologue…..we don't find out the end!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I would read future novels by Laura Hankin!

Laura Hankin has written for McSweeney's and HuffPost, among other publications. The viral videos that she creates and stars in with her comedy duo, Feminarchy, have been featured in Now This, The New York Times, and Funny or Die. She grew up in Washington, D.C., attended Princeton University, and now lives in New York City, where she has performed off-Broadway, acted onscreen, and sung to far too many babies.

1 comment:

  1. I love NYC and anything to do with it so I think I would love this book.


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