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Mrs. Perfect

by Porter, Jane, 1964-

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
Location Collection Call #
Brentwood Library Fiction FICTION Porter
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  FICTION Porter
CLP - Knoxville Fiction Collection FICTION Porter
Location  CLP - Knoxville
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FICTION Porter
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Fiction Stacks FICTION Porter
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Fiction Stacks
Call Number  FICTION Porter
Hampton Community Library Fiction F PORTER
Location  Hampton Community Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  F PORTER
Upper St. Clair Township Library Chick-Lit Fiction CHICK LIT PORTER Jane
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Chick-Lit Fiction
Call Number  CHICK LIT PORTER Jane
Whitehall Public Library Fiction Collection FIC Porter
Location  Whitehall Public Library
Collection  Fiction Collection
Call Number  FIC Porter
As a young California girl growing up in a blue collar neighborhood, Taylor Young dreamed of being popular, beautiful, and acquiring a wardrobe to die for. Not to mention marrying a handsome, successful man and living happily ever after in a gorgeous house with three wonderful children. Now, at 36, Taylor has reached the pinnacle of her dreams, but is it all about to unravel?

As the new school year approaches, Taylor prepares herself for playing the perfect alpha mom: organizing class activities, fund-raising, and chairing the school auction. But the horror! Her archrival, bohemian mom Marta Zinsser, is named Head Room Mom of Taylor's daughter's fifth grade class. As tensions rise at committee meetings and school activities, the two rivals seem to be destined for a final confrontation. But as Taylor plans her next move, she is floored by a more serious blow at home-her husband has been secretly unemployed for the past six months. With her posh lifestyle crumbling, Taylor struggles to maintain her alpha image -- but could Marta, who cares little about appearances, be her only true friend?
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Just in time for summer, Porter (Flirting with Forty; Odd Mom Out) delivers another fine batch of mommy lit. Taylor Young has convinced the other suburban mothers of Bellevue, Wash., that she's the quintessential supermom who manages to stay impeccably coiffed while tending to her dapper husband, three amazing wee ones and picture-perfect home. But she has never shaken off her own insecurities, which include a psychic hangover from her troubled upbringing and an ongoing battle with bulimia. When hubby Nathan drops a bombshell on her, Taylor is forced to confront her fears and the reality of how her life will change, not necessarily for the better. While Taylor would be easy to loathe, her frailties and insecurities go a long way to turning her into an endearing lead, making this less dopey and more poignant than the standard mommy lit fare. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Single mothers -- Fiction.
Working mothers -- Fiction.
Stay-at-home mothers -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :5 Spot,2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description xii, 419 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780446699242
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