Author: Laurie Gelman, external link, Journalism ‘88
Release: August 2022
From the author of Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered comes Laurie Gelman's next laugh-out-loud novel, Smells Like Tween Spirit. The novels tell the story of Jen Dixon, a kindergarten teacher living in Kansas City, with two college-age daughters and a toddler son, all from different fathers. Equipped with her ferocious charm and guile, Dixon says the things all moms really think, and manages to get away with it—mostly. In the well-received series, readers meet Jen’s unconventional family and laugh-out-loud as she tries to navigate the surprisingly difficult terrain of parental politics.