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Momzillas Hardcover – Apr 10 2007

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Broadway (April 10 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0767924789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0767924788
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.8 x 21.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,045,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly

Kargman is no worse off without writing partner Carrie Karasyov (The Right Address; Wolves in Chic Clothing) in her first solo novel, a breezy jaunt through the Manhattan nursery grinder. Recently relocated to the Upper East Side from San Francisco after her husband, Josh, took a lucrative job, Hannah Allen is thrown into the mommy snake pit by her domineering mother-in-law, Lila Allen Dillingham, who introduces Hannah to a cabal of neighborhood moms led by the "drop dead gorgissima" Bee Elliott. Hannah, a black-jeans-and-Converse art history grad and mother of too-cute two-year-old Violet, struggles to please Lila and keep up with Bee's hypercompetitive crew of "Kelly-bag-toting, Chanel-suit-wearing, Bugaboo-pushing sharks" who fret over their children's head circumferences and admissions into pre-preschools with three-year waiting lists. There's no shortage of name-dropping and light humor as Hannah struggles to win a co-op board's approval, keep her marriage afloat and get Violet into Carnegie Nursery School. Though a bevy of "awky" abbreviations litter the narrative ("unfortch" "sitch," "actsch"), Kargman writes with verve. Fans of the genre won't be disappointed. (Apr.)
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When Hannah Allen's husband's job brings them from San Francisco to Manhattan, she's ill prepared for life as a Park Avenue mother. In this land of elite pre-preschools, pacifier consultants, and children's birthday parties held in hotel ballrooms, gossip and competitive bragging are the pastimes of choice. Hannah finds herself struggling to feel at home and make new friends, and jabs from her snobby mother-in-law aren't helping matters. Kargman offers a voyeuristic view of the good life and its bad side in a novel that is entertaining but also insubstantial, peppered with pop-culture references and enough lingo and cute abbreviations to necessitate a glossary. However, Momzillas does mark the rise of a new trend in contemporary fiction: mom lit. Building on the success of tot-filled tomes like The Nanny Diaries (2002) and Little Earthquakes (2004), the fiction of singledom is giving way to the fiction of motherhood, and readers are snapping these books up. Aleksandra Kostovski
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Easy Read! April 13 2008
By A. Kehoe - Published on
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Momzillas is a fun and interesting look at Motherhood in the vastly competitive world of Mahattan. Jill Kargman does a great job telling a story about a "down to earth" Mom trying to navigate her way through gaining acceptance with the Upper East Side Momzilla's. Yet, in the end, she realizes that Manhattan, although sometimes a tough nut to crack, is not limited to those back biting socialites, and finds her place in the big city.
A story that many Moms accross the country, whether from a big or small town, can relate too!
I Enjoyed the book immensley and after reading it went out and purchased Jill Kargman's other two novels!
2.0 out of 5 stars It wasn't really funny at all Sept. 30 2016
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After seeing her show, odd mom out, I expected her book to be hilarious. It wasn't really funny at all.
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars Sept. 29 2016
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Great for the beach or riding the subway. This book will not be nominated for any literary awards.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic! May 22 2008
By kk - Published on
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If you love The devil wears Prada, The Ivy Cronicles, any of the Park Avenue Socialite, Beverly Hills diva wife type books, then you will NOT, I repeat NOT be dissapointed. I have listened to this book 3 times already. A great "read"!!!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Uninspired and pedestrian and full of cutesy word choice July 22 2015
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I usually enjoy a light read as much as I enjoy something more literary, but I found it very hard to finish this book. The author abbreviates words for no good reason. This prevented me from focusing on the story--I was constantly on the lookout for the author's verbal tics . The repeated use of neighb, convo (for conversation) smacks (for dollars) and uggles (for ugly) made me delete this piece of crap before I was even halfway through. Bad bad bad writing. It does not make the main character seem cool and millennial, just brain dead.

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