(E–pub/Pdf) Happy and You Know It By Laura Hankin
Ead with Susanne Thank you to Berkley Publishing for an ARC to read and review It took me a few chapters to really get into this one but soon after I was hooked And I don t think you necessarily have to be a arent andor active on social media to find this to be a worthwhile readClaire is a musician who is struggling to make ends meet so she takes a job as a Tocqueville playgroup entertainer for a group ofrivileged mothers and their babies Not the most exciting gig especially considering her former band is experiencing fame and fortune without
her The longer Claire hangs around the moms the she realizes this group The longer Claire hangs around the moms the she realizes this group just full of secretsThe story follows Claire and some of the mothers in the group so you end up with uite a few Rebel Girls perspectives While there is some humor in the book I actually was surprised that it was a thoughtrovoking novel With social media such a A Treason of Thorns part of everyday life for so many there seems to be this addedressure to resent a icture erfect life when most of us aren t living that reality at all The story explores some of the messed up conseuences
Of Trying To Uphold A trying to uphold a lifestyle for appearance sake And of course the criticism that mothers seem to face no matter what they do is something the author also touches on in the bookI do recommend this book if you enjoy reading women s fiction It s entertaining but not a fluffy read as there truly is some substance The author also manages to throw in a few twists which was an added bonusThank you to Berkley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Welcome to the universe of Super owered trust fund Manhattan enthouse moms They can t be defined as regular stay at home moms They are full of energy with their shiny beautiful hairs wearing their designer clothes especially blouses or casually Lululemon yoga ants drinking wines already lost their Zeugen aus der Todeszone pregnancy weights running around from different activities to another social gatherings Now they created alay group for their children but instead of their babies they all lay no work and of course that situation makes them not dull but so entertaining group of eople The group leader Whitney once upon a time white trash girl now a sophisticated beautiful mom The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives played her cards right and charmed a handsome rich husband Grant She is now an instagram star sharing the grouphotos and telling how she is having an amazing lifeNow they need a musician The Marine's E-Mail Order Bride play songs to entertain their babies and we re introduced Claire replaced by another singer from her old band joblessenniless rejected ex church singer and ex rock star welcomes into those mothers world to sing their babies If you re happy and you know it clap your hands where the book s title coming fromSlowly Claire feels motivated by those mothers Dervishes and Islam in Bosnia: Sufi Dimensions to the Formation of Bosnian Muslim Society positive energy Even she stands still after seeing the hostility of Amara one of the mothers resigned from her job onopular late show raising her Sugar in the Social Life of Medieval Islam problem child caught by Claire at the bathroom of Whitney in inappropriateosition She gets used to uirkiness of Meredith and Ellie the arrogance and know it all attitude of Gwen and silent A New Kind of Public: Community, Solidarity, and Political Economy in New Deal Cinema, 1935-1948 peaceful antics of Vicki Those women turned into her best friends and she starts to enjoy her time spending with them which helps her to forget her regretfulast and her failed carrier attempts She befriends Amara and shared her secrets
about her wounded ast But one day she also finds out the biggest secret which will her wounded ast But one day she also finds out the biggest secret which will her world upside down and helps her see from a different angle of those shiny mothers world Nothing as it seems everything she knew about them is bucket of lies So what is going to happen Will she face with those mothers Is one of them conducting a master Hexe plan Are they both liars cheaters Which one she could really trust Did sheut her life in danger for trusting them so much This book is getting darker at each Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians page and full of surprises and twists that you never see it coming The final revelation connects withrologue erfectly I liked the dark humor of the story and. Om juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energyThere is erfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her Religion in the Ancient Greek City perfect life from falling apart Caustically funny recent stay at home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity And old money veteran mom Gwen who never misses an opportunity to dole outarenting advice But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who ay her bills she uncovers secrets and betrayals tha. This story was okay but I feel like it was missing that something to make it great I love stories like this that follow a bunch of rich rivileged moms and then someone new is getting sucked into their world it s one of my favorite tropes but I feel like this would ve worked so much better as a thriller as opposed to a contemporary I really enjoyed the first 200 ages I was invested in all the entertaining drama and secrets but then once we get into the La Partera: Story of a Midwife part with the view spoilerTrueMommy drugs and the drug distribution and how they though they were taking vitamins not drugs hide spoiler Happy You Know It is such a uniue read It centers around an elite group of mothers who hire a musician to sing to their childrenClaire is the musician hired toerform for a lay dates for these Park Avenue moms She never imagines she d fall in love with this work but she does She even grows to like the well to do momsEach of the moms has some drama and secrets of her own Claire becomes closer and closer to them and w Claire lost her gig with a band right as they hit it big She is down on luck and in need of a job So when a upper class mommy group a singer She is on it Once she gets Yayy This is a BOTM option this monthWell hellomommy club book What a refreshing book this was I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours Not being a mommy myself except for my adorable dogs I wasn t sure if this would be a book I would click with No worries here If you have a sense of humor like some entertainment and like a little mystery and frenemy type behaviorthis is itThis book was a snarky adorable look at motherhood struggles life struggles and fricking
all wrapped into one Get opens with a rich looking woman running down the streets of NYC in a fur coat in the middle of Augustwith vomit all down the front of herwith a group of women chasing herin their heelswth right Don t worry no spoilers here that is literally from Chapter oneWhitney created a mommy club for NYC mommies to share and bond with their daily struggles The club is a great support but often turns into a bit of a competition between the mommies Whitney has made the club famous by splashing their icture erfect mommy moments all over Instagram Enter Clairethe hip musician the mommies hire to entertain their babies Hold updo eople really do this Claire has secrets of her ownwhy does she flip her you know what when she hears the ever so opular song Idaho Eyes Can she bond with these mommiesMy favorite character was Amara Real to life often uestioning how she got herself classified a mom I loved her snarky behavior and my heart went out to her as she struggled in her new roleSurprise I didn t expect a bit of a mystery rolled up in this one There is a mastermind behind the mommy clubyep you heard me Some twists and turns that completely caught me off guardThis book was so entertaining I often felt like I was reading about The Real Housewives of NYC mommy edition BTW I would watch that show guiltypleasure Rich oor you all get This Deleuzian Century: Art, Activism, Life pooped on the same Thank you so much to Berkley for this ARC via Edelweiss I highly enjoyed it An unexpected delightWas a bit nervous as I first started this book thinking it would be all about rich women and theirlay dates for their Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 privileged children While that does serve as the backdrop of this story line there s so much to uncover within theagesClaire misses the opportunity of a life time when her band shot to stardom without her Now she finds herself reduced to laying kiddy tunes for toddlers at lay dates around New York City Offering a glimmer of hope Claire has just been hired by Whitney to Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People play at her home for her group of friends and their children She is welcomed with open arms by all It doesn t take long for her to see not everything is as shiny and happy as it appears on the outsideLaura Hankin writes an intriguing contemporary novel that will keep you captivated throughout Even has a few surprises sprinkled in along the way A buddy A dark wittyage turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself ulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secretsAfter her former band shot to superstardom without her Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a laygroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York’s Park Avenue Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers a welcoming cliue of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair who whirl fr. Author s sarcastic approach to the rich young enthouse s mothers lives It was enjoyable than any Real housewives seriesThe character development is fantastic I mostly liked Amara and her relationship dynamics with her husband her failures and her fears about being a bad mother her efforts and natural way ofFUNNY ALL WRAPPED INTO ONE GET
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Loved Claire Her Efforts To Be Better Version Of HerselfClaire her efforts to be better version of herself chasing her dreamsI liked the chapters the stories of these different women and conclusion of their stories It s a fresh break to read dark humor women s fiction genre which I really enjoyed the intelligence and writing style of the authorSpecial thanks to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing to share this amazing ARC COPY with me in exchange my honest reviewbloginstagramfacebooktwitter Laura Hankin has joined us in The Behind the Pages group for a spoiler free A To see what she had to say about Happy You Know It you can find the thread here I am happy and I want to show it Happy You Know it was another book from that stack of not my normal that surprised me Again I find myself feeling like a little kid on the layground wanting to share my joy with everyone or like wanting to share my joy with friends and a bottle of wine There is no shortage of books out there that explore Mom culture wealthy moms and their struggles with keeping their image while raising their little joys or terrors It can often feel like a layground of drama Well Laura Hankin takes this overused storyline and creates a fresh exciting and delicious Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms playground for us to emerge ourselves into Things do start off feeling like satire however there are a few turningoints that take this story and characters in a thrilling delightful and fun direction that took me by surprise The drama is smart and fun the suspense had me anticipating the outcome of each of the character s conflicts and secrets Some of the characters are likable and some not so each with some vulnerability to The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick provoke some emotions The dialogue between them is fun entertaining smart witty and balanced nicely with some snarkiness There are some twists and turns that kept me on my toes I had some fun with this and it kept me entertained and I want to sing about it With all the sadness going on right now I just want to find some joy and I am going to sing If you are happy and know it and want to show it share it with me I received a copy from theublisher This is a WONDERFUL novel For the first art of it I couldn t figure out why I was turning the ages too fast to take notes which I usually do when there are this many characters involved There s Claire who was unceremoniously dumped by her band for another singer who was curvier and sexier which would have been rough on its own but what s worse is that shortly after they made the change they catapulted to fame and have the number one song in the country while she s taking on unglamorou I must admit the book lulled me in a little But the twist at the end caught me by total surprise In the end the book was different from what I expected but nevertheless captivatingThanks to great drama And a Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns plot that went an unexpectedath I had a great time reading this book It was easy and entertaining which makes for a great summer novelThe entertainment value was high with this novel especially the realistic and sometimes scandalous ortrayal of rich moms with their roblems And I think the book would make for a great TV show The topic alone was juicy and then the location and all the drama surrounding the mothersOverall the novel was uite the surprise and a surprisingly great escapist bookabout the audiobookI was a bit hesitant when I realized that the author would be narrating the book herself I ll be honest I didn t know what to think about it Authors don t automatically make great narrators but I was ositively surprised with this narration because the author did a fabulous jobFind reviews and book recommendations on my blogFind me on Bookstagram. T no amount of activated charcoal can fixFilled with humor and shocking twists Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood exposing it as yet another way for society to ass judgment on women while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy But ultimately this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form and the ower that can be unlocked when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerab.