Thursday, July 15, 2021

Spotlight and Giveaway: Yoga Pant Nation

Today we are featuring Yoga Pant Nation, the third novel in Laurie Gelman's Class Mom series. While it can be read as a standalone, there may be spoilers for Class Mom and/or You've Been Volunteered. Thanks to Henry Holt, we have FIVE copies to give away!

From the author of
Class Mom and You've Been Volunteered comes Yoga Pant Nation--a novel about one mom's challenges through parenting and life, keeping her on her toes and perpetually in yoga pants.

Jen Dixon of Overland Park, Kansas—fearless mother of a fifth-grade boy and two thirty-something daughters—is used to juggling a lot, from her mission to become a spin instructor, to stepping in as the most acerbic class mom ever (again), to taking care of her two-year-old granddaughter. But when the PTA president throws her a mandate to raise $10,000 for the fifth-grade class, even unflappable Jen is going to need more than her regular spin class to get her through this final year at William Taft Elementary School.

In the midst of new complications—organizing the class overnight to Topeka, an unexpected spin class fan in the form of her husband’s crazy ex-wife, and trying to navigate her parents’ sudden descent into apparent delusions—Jen hardly has the patience to listen to yet another half-baked idea (come on, ladies, another wrapping paper sale?) from WeFUKCT (We Fundraise Until Kingdom Come Team), her fundraising committee. But if anyone can get elementary parents to pull off the impossible, it’s Jen Dixon.

With her always irreverent and laugh-out-loud humor—boldly holding forth on those things you’re thinking, but would never dare say out loud—Laurie Gelman shines a light on the indignities and hilarities of modern parenting.
(Courtesy of Amazon.)

"Another home run for Laurie Gelman! Yoga Pant Nation is hilarious and warm, with sharp observations and unforgettable characters. When I wasn’t laughing, I was cheering, rooting for a chaotic yet loving family that somehow manages to figure it all out."
―Byron Lane, author of A Star Is Bored

"By page three, I had already laughed out loud five times. Jen Dixon, everyone's favorite class mom, is back and better than ever. Gelman's razor sharp wit never falters in this page-turner. PTA-philes and phobes alike will revel in this hysterical romp, which packs big feelings and genuine emotion while delivering a chuckle a minute."
Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel

“Hilarious mom, daughter, wife, and grandma…not to mention room mom and overachieving fundraiser―Jen Dixon is the friend we all need in the journey of life!”
Julie Chan, host of Beyond the Book with Julie

Photo by Jonathan Breton
Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. The author of Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered, Laurie has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Watch What Happens Live, and The Talk, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and their two teenage daughters.

Visit Laurie online:
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Jane said...

Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance.

traveler said...

I haven't experienced yoga but have been seriously contemplating it for the many benefits.

Carl Scott said...

Yes, I used to do yoga many years ago. I used it as a teaching tool as well with my theatre students. I loved the improved flexibilty and added focus that we got from it.

Mary C said...

Yes, I have - improved flexibility.

susieqlaw said...

Yes. Yoga helps me focus and relax.

Jennifer said...

I used to love yoga! It feels so good to be stretched out afterwards. It's harder to capture that same feeling doing yoga at home.

Mary Patricia Bird said...

I do some yoga poses but haven't done any official yoga. I probably should though.

Mary Preston said...

I have never done any yoga.

Anita Yancey said...

Yes, I have done yoga. I like that it makes me feel relaxed.

bn100 said...

yes, relaxing

Cori said...

This is my favorite in the series! I laughed out loud multiple times! I also love yoga💕💕

diannekc said...

I have never tried yoga. I'd like to try it one day.

Rita Wray said...

No, I have never done yoga.

Kelley said...

I have not. I might give it a try sometime. Thank you

Linda Kish said...

I can do some of the poses but I don't actually do yoga.