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Odd Mom Out Paperback
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This is a must read book. It leaves you feeling good about being different!
I recommend this book to anyone who has been baffled by the social structure, the A list, mean girls, and just trying to be yourself amidst lots of pressure to fit in. Beautiful book. Nicely injected with romance for the strong woman, but most of all a story of loving oneself and finding your place in the world.