Release Date: July 23, 2019
Jen Dixon is the class mom for her son’s third-grade class. It’s a thankless job and she is always short on help. To enlist others, she entertains the parents with emails loaded with sarcasm and snark that makes it hard for them to resist. At the same time, Jen finds herself enlisted by the new PTA president to manage the safety patrol during the morning and afternoons. Jen is now faced with the training of additional parents and ensuring that they don’t shirk their responsibilities to their untrained spouses or nannies.
At home, Jen is contending with a budget crisis. Her husband is expanding his sporting good store and has her clipping coupons and decreasing her gourmet coffee consumption. While this is going on, she also needs to address a personal issue. She is perplexed about one of her daughters who continually ignores her text messages and phone calls.
You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman was a fun book to read and is the sequel to Class Mom. If you have ever been an elementary school parent, you will love how the author exposes the petty gossip that is generated by the parents and teachers alike. Having been a classroom volunteer and PTA president, this story hit home and was a joy to read.