You've Been Volunteered
In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s "irreverent and hilarious" (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for herIf you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut of difficult parents. Luckily, she has the charm and wit to get away with it—most of the time. Jen is sassier than ever but dealing with a whole new set of challenges, in the world of parental politics and at home.She’s been roped into room-parenting yet again, for her son Max’s third grade class, but as her husband buries himself in work, her older daughters navigate adulthood, and Jen’s own aging parents start to need some parenting themselves, Jen gets pulled in more directions than any one mom, or superhero, can handle. Refreshingly down-to-earth and brimming with warmth, Dixon’s next chapter will keep you turning the pages to find out what’s really going on under the veneer of polite parent interactions, and have you laughing along with her the whole way.

You've Been Volunteered Details

TitleYou've Been Volunteered
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.
Rating
GenreHumor, Fiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary

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  • Tucker
    January 1, 1970
    Dear Laurie Gelman,Thank you so, so much for writing this book. Without it, I'm not sure how I would have gotten through my stay at the hospital. It kept me laughing, giggling and nearly peeing my pants. It lifted my spirits. It was honest, funny and heartbreaking. I have never read a book like it. I look forward to your next novel.Best,Tucker A.| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest |
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  • Aga Durka
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsJen Dixon is back!!! I loved "Class Mom" so you can imagine how excited I was to get an advanced copy of "You've Been Volunteered", sequel to the first book. Thank you NetGalley, Laurie Gelman, and Henry Holt & Company for the opportunity to be one of the first ones to read and review this awesome book! And once again Laurie Gelman does not disappoint...I was belly laughing while reading about Jen Dixon's new adventures in being Class Mom! As I was reading the novel I kept thinking 4.5 StarsJen Dixon is back!!! I loved "Class Mom" so you can imagine how excited I was to get an advanced copy of "You've Been Volunteered", sequel to the first book. Thank you NetGalley, Laurie Gelman, and Henry Holt & Company for the opportunity to be one of the first ones to read and review this awesome book! And once again Laurie Gelman does not disappoint...I was belly laughing while reading about Jen Dixon's new adventures in being Class Mom! As I was reading the novel I kept thinking that I wish all class mom's were so much fun...I wanted to be Jen's best friend! The writing style and the witty humor in both books reminds me a lot of Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovitch. Both author are great story tellers with an excellent sense of humor. So if you are in a need of a light, funny, quirky, and sassy book, ready "Class Mom" and " You've Been Volunteered" and you wont' be disappointed! Now, I am waiting for the third book in the series....I mean there has to be another one, right?
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  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre: Chick Lit Actual Rating: 4 starsWhile I was slightly disappointed that this book wasn't as funny as the first book in the series I did enjoy it quite a bit. You've Been Volunteered should be read after Class Mom . I say this because both books follow Jen Dixon, her family, and her classroom duties (that she may or may not dislike). However, this book CAN stand on it's own if you choose to do so. Both books are light, funny, and have their own story line. A Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre: Chick Lit Actual Rating: 4 starsWhile I was slightly disappointed that this book wasn't as funny as the first book in the series I did enjoy it quite a bit. You've Been Volunteered should be read after Class Mom . I say this because both books follow Jen Dixon, her family, and her classroom duties (that she may or may not dislike). However, this book CAN stand on it's own if you choose to do so. Both books are light, funny, and have their own story line. Also you wouldn't necessarily feel lost because everything you need to know about the characters happen within each book. So while I do suggest reading them in order it's not an absolute must. You can enjoy this on it's own. You've Been Volunteered falls within the chick lit category (in my opinion). The story follows Jen Dixon as she navigates yet another year being a class mom in her son's classroom. Jen is a funny character there is no doubt about that. However, I felt like the heavier issues within this book (pregnancy, aging parents, money problems, etc.) took away from the humor. Jen still has a snarky attitude and she still gets herself into trouble with her witty emails, but she just wasn't as hilarious as she was in the first book. I really missed the humor if I am being honest!That being said, this is still a great book and I look forward to many more books by Laurie in the future. I hope she continues to write about Jen and her family (it will be fun to see how she navigates Hawaii).
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  • Basic B's Guide
    January 1, 1970
    To: My bookstagram peeps From: Basic B’s Guide Date:Re: You’ve been Volunteered reviewGreetings nerds,Jen Dixon is back and as snarky as ever. With Max now in 3rd grade she’s roped into being class mom again and back at it with her sassy emails. She’s giving me great material for my current job as PTA treasurer 😉. Like her previous book, Class Mom, we have a cast of characters that feel all too familiar. Gelman even tackles some heavy topics while still keeping it light and breezy. While I didn’ To: My bookstagram peeps From: Basic B’s Guide Date:Re: You’ve been Volunteered reviewGreetings nerds,Jen Dixon is back and as snarky as ever. With Max now in 3rd grade she’s roped into being class mom again and back at it with her sassy emails. She’s giving me great material for my current job as PTA treasurer 😉. Like her previous book, Class Mom, we have a cast of characters that feel all too familiar. Gelman even tackles some heavy topics while still keeping it light and breezy. While I didn’t completely fall in love with this follow-up I did enjoy it. It just wasn’t quite as fresh as Class Mom.Relatable and Funny I give it 3.5 stars. Rounded up for Goodreads.XoxoYour most basic PTA suckerPs response times will be noted
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    4 laugh out loud, wipe the tears, don’t wet your pants stars to You’ve Been Volunteered!I enjoyed Laurie Gelmans first book, Class Mom. I am happy to report that there is no sophomore slump in book two! In fact, I think the author has found her stride and I enjoyed book two even more!In this installment, Jen Dixon is back as class mom for her sons 3rd grade class. In addition to her role, Jen has been tasked as the head of the safety patrol volunteers. Shenanigans ensue and her class emails are 4 laugh out loud, wipe the tears, don’t wet your pants stars to You’ve Been Volunteered!⁣⁣I enjoyed Laurie Gelmans first book, Class Mom. I am happy to report that there is no sophomore slump in book two! In fact, I think the author has found her stride and I enjoyed book two even more!⁣⁣In this installment, Jen Dixon is back as class mom for her sons 3rd grade class. In addition to her role, Jen has been tasked as the head of the safety patrol volunteers. Shenanigans ensue and her class emails are back in action.⁣⁣I LOVE the snark and witty writing that Laurie Gelman nails in these books. Because I was already invested in the characters I quite enjoyed reading the update on their lives. I highly recommend reading Class Mom before this. While it could work as a stand alone, I think the first book leads into You’ve Been Volunteered quite nicely. Thank you @henryholtbooks for this advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Janelle Mercer
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this book even more than the first one! I was laughing out loud at lots of parts and tearing up towards the end. I can't wait to read more of Laurie's books! One of my favorite parts was the naming of Ron's BMW! If you liked the first book, youre going to love this one. #YouveBeenVolunteered #NetGalley
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  • Amanda Cinelli Keith
    January 1, 1970
    Hysterical and so enjoyable. 4.5 stars. I absolutely love this author’s sense of humor, and laughed out loud so many times. I really liked her first book “Class Mom” but I think this one might be even better. I am looking forward to the next one because surely she will get roped in to being class mom at least one more year! :) Look for this book this summer! In the meantime read Class Mom if you haven’t already. Thank you NetGalley for the advanced digital copy.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    I was excited to get an advanced copy of You've Been Volunteered as I heard that Class Moms was great. Luckily I was able to get a copy of Class Moms from the library and read both in one weekend! I enjoyed the sassy and sarcastic humor of Jen Dixon and even though I don't have kids, the book was enjoyable and it made me laugh. I enjoyed seeing the women's friendships evolve and how life can get messy sometimes. A fun & easy read for a gross winter weekend or a beach afternoon!
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  • Jordan Caldwell
    January 1, 1970
    OMG I loved this book. I devoured Class Mom in a matter of hours, and this book fell into the same easy pattern. I love that Laurie Gelman was able to pick up Jen's character like she hadn't missed a beat. I felt like I was still flipping through Class Mom. Sequels are hard to read sometimes, because the main character that you love isn't always the same. Carrying a character's voice into a second, or third, book is a challenge, but Laurie did a remarkable job. This book has just as many LOL mom OMG I loved this book. I devoured Class Mom in a matter of hours, and this book fell into the same easy pattern. I love that Laurie Gelman was able to pick up Jen's character like she hadn't missed a beat. I felt like I was still flipping through Class Mom. Sequels are hard to read sometimes, because the main character that you love isn't always the same. Carrying a character's voice into a second, or third, book is a challenge, but Laurie did a remarkable job. This book has just as many LOL moments. As a fifth grade teacher that deals with "class moms" I found so many of Jen's comments toward the other parents hysterical and very "on point" with how things are in the real world. I also enjoyed Jen's mom's story line in this book. I think the cancer angle really helped show Jen's growth as a character, and it made the book that much more enjoyable.This is not one to be missed by any class moms, teachers, or humans in general. Thank you to Henry Holt & Company for the advance copy of this book. All thoughts are my own.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    I love Laurie Gelman's first book Class Mom and I loved her 2nd book even more! I'm a class mom, grade parent, PTA Board Member and party chair galore at my kids schools. So relating to this book was easy as can be! I love LOVE LOVE the main character's sense of humor, especially because she says everything that I am secretly, thinking out and in email. Are there any crazy life lessons in this book? NoWill it make you cry? Maybe from laughing to hard at Jen Dixon (The main characters) emails Wil I love Laurie Gelman's first book Class Mom and I loved her 2nd book even more! I'm a class mom, grade parent, PTA Board Member and party chair galore at my kids schools. So relating to this book was easy as can be! I love LOVE LOVE the main character's sense of humor, especially because she says everything that I am secretly, thinking out and in email. Are there any crazy life lessons in this book? NoWill it make you cry? Maybe from laughing to hard at Jen Dixon (The main characters) emails Will it change your life? Only from the stand point that you are not alone in your crazy thoughts about the PTA and moms at the schools. This is the perfect book to read after a heavy emotional book, full of fun and laughter! Great read as always Laurie. Thank you NetGalley for the Arc!
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  • Emma (bookish.em)
    January 1, 1970
    Ahhhh I effing LOVE Jen Dixon! Just like the first book, I was laughing out loud OFTEN (and in public)! I really enjoyed the combination of kid drama and adult drama. I didn't really care for the daughters in this book to be honest, their stories seemed a little annoying but it was fine. I loved Jen and her friendships/toils with the other moms and her new friends. My feelings for Ron were definitely on par with Jen's, sometimes I thought he was amazing and then I was like WTF ARE YOU DOING? Ahh Ahhhh I effing LOVE Jen Dixon! Just like the first book, I was laughing out loud OFTEN (and in public)! I really enjoyed the combination of kid drama and adult drama. I didn't really care for the daughters in this book to be honest, their stories seemed a little annoying but it was fine. I loved Jen and her friendships/toils with the other moms and her new friends. My feelings for Ron were definitely on par with Jen's, sometimes I thought he was amazing and then I was like WTF ARE YOU DOING? Ahhhh. Anywho, I really enjoyed this book and I and crossing my fingers and toes for another Class Mom novel because they're so damn fun to read!
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was excited to get an advanced copy of You've Been Volunteered as I heard that Class Moms was great. Luckily I was able to get a copy of Class Moms from the library and read both in one weekend! I enjoyed the sassy and sarcastic humor of Jen Dixon and even though I don't have kids, the book was enjoyable and it made me laugh. I enjoyed seeing the women's friendships evolve and how life can get messy someti Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was excited to get an advanced copy of You've Been Volunteered as I heard that Class Moms was great. Luckily I was able to get a copy of Class Moms from the library and read both in one weekend! I enjoyed the sassy and sarcastic humor of Jen Dixon and even though I don't have kids, the book was enjoyable and it made me laugh. I enjoyed seeing the women's friendships evolve and how life can get messy sometimes. A fun & easy read for a gross winter weekend or a beach afternoon!
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  • Gail Herrmann
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Laurie Gelman's first book-Class Mom, and You've Been Volunteered is a very welcome 2nd book. The further adventures of a school volunteer Mom, Jen Dixon. It took me back to the days I was a school volunteer. I would have loved interacting with her. Sassy and witty humor. Situations that I could relate to...but funnier. Those were the days. Thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for the opportunity to read something that made me laugh out loud!
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  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. Although many of the parents/children have returned, Gelman introduces us to even more new quirky parents.With her best friend having moved away, Jen must also deal with a new PTA President she can't quite figure out as well as reluctantly volunteering as the new safety guard coordinator. Meanwhile back at the home...Jen is dealing with a mouthy Max, In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. Although many of the parents/children have returned, Gelman introduces us to even more new quirky parents.With her best friend having moved away, Jen must also deal with a new PTA President she can't quite figure out as well as reluctantly volunteering as the new safety guard coordinator. Meanwhile back at the home...Jen is dealing with a mouthy Max, a husband who is never home anymore, a mother who has just finished Chemo for breast cancer and a daughter who is...following a band around Europe...sound familiar?Gelman knows just how to deal with serious issues with a light hearted spin never detracting from the importance of the subject. And spin she does...when a new couple they meet takes them on one heck of a ride!You can't help but love Jen Dixon! My hope is there will be a sequel to the sequel and Max will never grow up! Laurie Gelman has another winner with You've Been Volunteered.Thank you #NetGalley #HenryHoltandCo #LaurieGelman #You'veBeenVolunteered for the advanced copy. You've Been Volunteered is out today.
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    After reading Class Mom, I was anxiously awaiting this follow up book. Well I am happy to report that the laughs are still coming. Yet, maybe not as strongly as the first book. Yes, I liked this book and it was a one day read for me but not as much as the first one. Jen is back. Back again. Yes, Jen did use the lyrics from an Eminem song to announce her return. So watch out "b**ches". You won't want to get on Jen's bad side or she will assign you a task like school guard for two hour blocks of t After reading Class Mom, I was anxiously awaiting this follow up book. Well I am happy to report that the laughs are still coming. Yet, maybe not as strongly as the first book. Yes, I liked this book and it was a one day read for me but not as much as the first one. Jen is back. Back again. Yes, Jen did use the lyrics from an Eminem song to announce her return. So watch out "b**ches". You won't want to get on Jen's bad side or she will assign you a task like school guard for two hour blocks of time or a baked good item for the school fundraiser. Don't forget that one or more children have a food allergy so the cookies need to be gluten free, no peanuts, vegan, keto friendly, plant based, and sugar free. On second thought, just bring napkins. What was missing for me was more of the witty banter. It was there some but this time some frenemies became friends. While, this is nice it does not make for entertaining times. Yet, I am not complaining. In fact, I can't wait for Jen to share her next classroom adventures. If, you loved Class Mom, then, you won't want to miss this book
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  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    I have had a wonderful few weeks of reading some terrific books. I processed, I cried, I reflected....then I read “You’ve Been Volunteered” and I laughed. I enjoyed “Class Mom” so I eagerly read this follow-up. It did not disappoint. Alas, poor Jen is back as class mother and coordinator of the crossing guard program. Every step of this third grade journey is witty and funny. Jen is beset by problems, all met with incredible good spirit. With 2 problematic older daughters, parents with health pr I have had a wonderful few weeks of reading some terrific books. I processed, I cried, I reflected....then I read “You’ve Been Volunteered” and I laughed. I enjoyed “Class Mom” so I eagerly read this follow-up. It did not disappoint. Alas, poor Jen is back as class mother and coordinator of the crossing guard program. Every step of this third grade journey is witty and funny. Jen is beset by problems, all met with incredible good spirit. With 2 problematic older daughters, parents with health problems and third grader Max, her life is very full. Her letters as class parent are absolutely funny. The other parents range from potential best friends to particularly awful. Having taught for many years, I love the way Gelman captured every archetype that I dealt with. Oh, some of them hit mighty close to home. From the super-allergic kid to the troublemaker whose foibles his mother refuses to recognize, I’ve been there. I’d love the chance to swap stories with Laurie or Jen. Simply a delightful read! I have one caveat, read CLASS MOM. first. I actually have it on my recommended reading list for student teachers. I hope they all learn to cope with parents in the same good humored way that Jen does. Thank you Laurie Gelman and Netgalley for letting me stay warm and cuddle up with this charming novel!
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  • Kristin Lanier
    January 1, 1970
    FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughing while reading this. A lot of sophomore novels don’t li FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughing while reading this. A lot of sophomore novels don’t live up to the hype or compare to the debut novel, but this novel was JUST AS GOOD as her debut novel, Class Mom. I am so honored I got an early reader’s copy. Laurie Gelman-please write a 3rd Class Mom book! There has to be another one! Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered were 2 of the easiest 5 stars I’ve ever given. Thank you to the author, Henry Holt & Company and NetGalley for sending me an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Kristin Lanier
    January 1, 1970
    FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughing while reading this. A lot of sophomore novels don’t li FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughing while reading this. A lot of sophomore novels don’t live up to the hype or compare to the debut novel, but this novel was JUST AS GOOD as her debut novel, Class Mom. I am so honored I got an early reader’s copy. Laurie Gelman-please write a 3rd Class Mom book! There has to be another one! Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered were 2 of the easiest 5 stars I’ve ever given. Thank you to the author, Henry Holt & Company and NetGalley for sending me an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Meghan
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, for this free eARC. While half way through Class Mom last week, I was on Goodreads when I realized there was a 2nd one being published this year! I quickly requested it off NetGalley, and got approved 20 mins later. Thanks Henry Holt and Co. 😍Jen Dixon is back, and still as hilarious! This time she is class mom to the 3rd graders, and somehow ends up as having to do crosswalk duty. What I love about Jen is out outspoken she is, and how she just doesn't g Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, for this free eARC. While half way through Class Mom last week, I was on Goodreads when I realized there was a 2nd one being published this year! I quickly requested it off NetGalley, and got approved 20 mins later. Thanks Henry Holt and Co. 😍Jen Dixon is back, and still as hilarious! This time she is class mom to the 3rd graders, and somehow ends up as having to do crosswalk duty. What I love about Jen is out outspoken she is, and how she just doesn't give a shit. You've Been Volunteered was the perfect follow-up. So many unexpected things happened in the second book, and I could not put it down! Laurie Gelman is such a fantastic writer and will now be one of my go-to authors for a great book! I can't wait to see what she comes out with next!!Publication date is July 23rd!
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  • Heather
    January 1, 1970
    My gratitude goes to Netgalley and Henry Holt & Company for an early e-copy of this title. I laughed so hard the tears were streaming down my face. And it’s fairly hard to pierce my wry sense of humor but Gelman manages, every time. Where was she when I was a PTA president?This is the second in the Class Mom series – I hope there’s lots more to come. Jen Dixon took a break, but now she’s once again become the class mom for Max’s third grade class. Her signature – her hilarious and snarky ema My gratitude goes to Netgalley and Henry Holt & Company for an early e-copy of this title. I laughed so hard the tears were streaming down my face. And it’s fairly hard to pierce my wry sense of humor but Gelman manages, every time. Where was she when I was a PTA president?This is the second in the Class Mom series – I hope there’s lots more to come. Jen Dixon took a break, but now she’s once again become the class mom for Max’s third grade class. Her signature – her hilarious and snarky emails to the rest of the parents in Max’s class. And she took a foray into helping out with safety patrol, which mostly didn’t go well. I don’t recommend you read this while drinking coffee or you may sort some up your nose, but please do read it. The book is light and refreshing like an ice cold coke with a squirt of lime.
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  • Cristina Trowbridge
    January 1, 1970
    Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like sitting down to watch your favorite family sitcom; they move Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like sitting down to watch your favorite family sitcom; they move fast, keep you laughing, and even with this second book, leave you still wanting more (whether you’re a real life mom or not!). NOTE: Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher of this book for allowing me to read an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Cristina Trowbridge
    January 1, 1970
    Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like sitting down to watch your favorite family sitcom; they move Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like sitting down to watch your favorite family sitcom; they move fast, keep you laughing, and even with this second book, leave you still wanting more (whether you’re a real life mom or not!). NOTE: Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher of this book for allowing me to read an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Alyce Reddell
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley, Henry Holt and Co, and especially Laurie Gelman for the advanced e-copy of this book. I devoured it in three days. I could not put it down. As a teacher and as a mother I could relate to everything in here. Her class emails are laugh out loud funny and the situations she gets herself into kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. I love Gelman's writing style and her characters are so totally people we know in our own lives. I've always been a huge Sophie Kinsella fan Thank you to NetGalley, Henry Holt and Co, and especially Laurie Gelman for the advanced e-copy of this book. I devoured it in three days. I could not put it down. As a teacher and as a mother I could relate to everything in here. Her class emails are laugh out loud funny and the situations she gets herself into kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. I love Gelman's writing style and her characters are so totally people we know in our own lives. I've always been a huge Sophie Kinsella fan but Gelman is rising to the top. Please, please, please get volun-told for another year as class mom. I can't wait to see what happens to everyone.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    I thought You’ve Been Volunteered was adorable. I read Class Mom last summer on vacation and shared it with teacher friends that loved it. This should be on your summer reading list when in comes out in July 2019. It is a great summer read. I read it in two evening. It is an easy read with humor and a feel good ending. I think you will enjoy the book more if you read Class Mom first and understand the people that continue into the latest book. Enjoy! This book is a treat.I did receive this as an I thought You’ve Been Volunteered was adorable. I read Class Mom last summer on vacation and shared it with teacher friends that loved it. This should be on your summer reading list when in comes out in July 2019. It is a great summer read. I read it in two evening. It is an easy read with humor and a feel good ending. I think you will enjoy the book more if you read Class Mom first and understand the people that continue into the latest book. Enjoy! This book is a treat.I did receive this as an advanced readers copy for an honest review. I am not the authors mother or friend, not that I would not like to be her friend.
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  • Monica C
    January 1, 1970
    Jen Dixon is back as class mom in You've Been Volunteered and it is just like reuniting with a favorite snarky friend. I enjoyed catching up with Jen and her family, as well as her friends and foes. The story was as funny and as engaging as Class Mom and made me want to reread it, as I was reminded of how much I loved it. I hope Laurie Gelman treats us to another installment, as there are interesting developments that I cannot wait to read about.Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the Jen Dixon is back as class mom in You've Been Volunteered and it is just like reuniting with a favorite snarky friend. I enjoyed catching up with Jen and her family, as well as her friends and foes. The story was as funny and as engaging as Class Mom and made me want to reread it, as I was reminded of how much I loved it. I hope Laurie Gelman treats us to another installment, as there are interesting developments that I cannot wait to read about.Thank you to Net Galley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book.
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  • Kristin
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Laurie Gelman and Henry Holt & Company for this ARC.I absolutely LOVED "Class Mom", so I was stoked when I heard there was a sequel coming out. This book was just as hilarious as the first. I had to stop myself from speed reading it - it's that good. Jen Dixon reminds me so much of the Katie Otto character on the TV show "American Housewife", and I found myself reading parts of the book in Katie's voice. I loved everything about this book, and am hopeful that there will be a thi Thank you to Laurie Gelman and Henry Holt & Company for this ARC.I absolutely LOVED "Class Mom", so I was stoked when I heard there was a sequel coming out. This book was just as hilarious as the first. I had to stop myself from speed reading it - it's that good. Jen Dixon reminds me so much of the Katie Otto character on the TV show "American Housewife", and I found myself reading parts of the book in Katie's voice. I loved everything about this book, and am hopeful that there will be a third book. Maybe about Jen adjusting to grandmotherhood?
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  • Stacey Roberson
    January 1, 1970
    I am so happy I was selected to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review. I am not the laugh out loud kind of person while reading or watching TV. This book changed all of that. This was cleverly written and such a great light read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I have not read Class Mom, I will now be adding it to my TBR list. This book is a must read for any mother of a school aged child. LOVED IT!
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  • Cheryl
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this. I was so happy to hear there was a second book coming. The author did not disappoint. Jen’s Witt is back and in rare form. Such a great sequel. I need more! If you are wanting to read this, read the first book Class Mom first. Congrats Laurie Gelman. You have another hit!
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  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    January 1, 1970
    I cannot tell you how excited I was to learn that Laurie Gelman, author of the absolutely hilarious book Class Mom was writing a sequel! If you have or had elementary aged children, you will most definitely relate to the funny situations and amusing characters which Gelman has introduced to the reader.In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. Although many of the parents/children have returne I cannot tell you how excited I was to learn that Laurie Gelman, author of the absolutely hilarious book Class Mom was writing a sequel! If you have or had elementary aged children, you will most definitely relate to the funny situations and amusing characters which Gelman has introduced to the reader.In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. Although many of the parents/children have returned, Gelman introduces us to even more new quirky parents.With her best friend having moved away, Jen must also deal with a new PTA President she can't quite figure out as well as reluctantly volunteering as the new safety guard coordinator. Meanwhile back at the home...Jen is dealing with a mouthy Max, a husband who is never home anymore, a mother who has just finished Chemo for breast cancer and a daughter who is...following a band around Europe...sound familiar?Gelman knows just how to deal with serious issues with a light hearted spin never detracting from the importance of the subject. And spin she does...when a new couple they meet takes them on one heck of a ride!You can't help but love Jen Dixon! My hope is there will be a sequel to the sequel and Max will never grow up! Laurie Gelman has another winner with You've Been Volunteered.Thank you #NetGalley #HenryHoltandCo #LaurieGelman #You'veBeenVolunteered for the advanced copy. You've Been Volunteered is out today.
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  • Jen
    January 1, 1970
    It’s like Laurie Gelman is in my head. I’ve been Class Mom. I’ve been voluntold to do something. I’ve written ALL the emails. The wit and sass that go into Jen’s…it could be me. IF I wrote everything I wanted to write. Remove my filter and I am Jen Dixon. And I love every bit of it. I even read a few emails from the book to my husband and he agreed. What can I say? For every parent that has been class mom, knows a class mom, or has been suckered into something, this one’s for you. You will under It’s like Laurie Gelman is in my head. I’ve been Class Mom. I’ve been voluntold to do something. I’ve written ALL the emails. The wit and sass that go into Jen’s…it could be me. IF I wrote everything I wanted to write. Remove my filter and I am Jen Dixon. And I love every bit of it. I even read a few emails from the book to my husband and he agreed. What can I say? For every parent that has been class mom, knows a class mom, or has been suckered into something, this one’s for you. You will understand and laugh at Jen’s attitude in the books, her sassy emails to the parents, and of course, the responses back. In the middle of all that, you’ll see Jen’s relationship with her kids, her husband and you’ll learn that you really don’t know someone else’s struggles. And still end up laughing. You’ve Been Volunteered is a Class Mom novel, but you don’t have to read Class Mom first. It would technically help you understand certain attitudes, relationships, and some of the things Gelman mentions in the story, but hey, if you don’t want to put in the work, you’ll get by. She provides a tiny review for the new (slacker?) reader. Pick up this one and enjoy. You will not regret it. I received an advanced copy of this book, all opinions are my own.
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