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I had so much fun reading this book.
It's so skillfully written the reader feels like he/she intimately knows the characters, who are all extremely likeable for their faults as well as their strengths.
I really did feel I'd made three new friends, sharing their problems and coming through it all with a better sense of what's important to me in my life.
Heard reviews for Ellen Meister's most recent book, Farewell, Dorothy Parker, on NPR. It sounded so great I thought I'd read her earlier books first. Wow, was that a mistake. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Surprised Target Shopper
A satirical romp through the thickets of PTA dreaming and scheming--with a fun and poignant plot involving George Clooney, a disappointed wife, an almost-widow, and a neglected... Read morePublished on March 11, 2012 by Lost In a Book
I really wanted to like this book. I kept reading, trying to like the characters better and hoping that somewhere along the way it would get better. Read morePublished on June 16, 2011 by LadyoftheIvy
Ellen Meister's debut novel, SECRET CONFESSIONS OF THE APPLEWOOD PTA is a feast for the senses. I laughed, cringed and even shed a tear or two as these women plotted, connived and... Read morePublished on September 1, 2010 by Jill Thomas
I am by no means a prude, but the continuous vulgar language made me too uncomfortable to continue reading this book. The extreme cursing in front of her child really got to me. Read morePublished on June 24, 2010 by Theresa H Warren
The plot is mature in the sense that it features the adult issues of marital woes in all sizes and stripes: infidelity, possible infidelity, infidelity, possible infidelity, and on... Read morePublished on August 10, 2009 by Marie Anne A.
Shallow plot lines and vulgar language abound in what had to potential to be a delightful read. The premise is the Applewood PTA's need to build a sports stadium for their school... Read morePublished on September 7, 2008 by Melody
I listened to the audio version of this narrated by Lisa Kudrow. I thought it started out a little slow, but once I was about 1/3 of the way through, I was hooked. Read morePublished on August 26, 2008 by Anonymous
This is a perfect example of a work of fiction where I didn't like the characters but I loved the book. Read morePublished on March 19, 2008 by Michelaneous by Michele