Happy Columbus Day!! I hope everyone had a relaxing long weekend….If you are looking for a fun, easy read choice for your October book club, I recommend, Barbarians at the PTA by Stephanie Newman. Dr. Newman is a psychoanalyst/psychologist/author and public speaker has practiced in New York over 25 years, treating adults/adolescents and families struggling with anxiety, depression, workplace concerns and more recently Covid-19 stress.
Barbarians at the PTA is a hilarious must read, with the same sharp and witty tone of Mrs. Maisel. Here is the story:
Desperate Housewives Meets Mean Girlsin this Heartfelt and Hilarious Debut Novel about a Mother-Daughter Duo Facing Cliques, Cyberbullying, and Snobs in a Wealthy NYC Suburb
Victoria Bryant is starting over. After a rage-inducing scandal and the realization that her dreamy fiancé is faker than a faux Fendi purse, she moves her psychology practice and 10-year-old daughter, Rachel, to Mayfair Close, an idyllic Westchester, NY, suburb known for its manicured lawns and excellent schools.
The transition is initially seamless; several PTA moms befriend Victoria, her already busy practice booms, and Rachel finds a group of friends. But before anyone can say “helicopter mom,” in walks Lee DeVry. Wealthy, glamorous and perfectly toned, the PTA president is everything Victoria is not.
Vic tries to fit in with Lee and the other SUV driving, athleisure-wearing mothers. At first, she manages to balance the demands of her practice, single parenthood, and her budding romance with Jim, a handsome school administrator. All seems well until Rachel is suddenly targeted, first by the girls at school, and then by an anonymous cyberbully. As Rachel spirals, becoming isolated, playing hooky, and exhibiting signs of depression and disordered eating, Victoria vows to find out who has been messing with her daughter.
After she learns a secret that will help her rescue her child, Vic faces the ultimate dilemma: should she expose the bully publicly, despite the potential consequences to her professional reputation and relationships with Rachel and Jim? – Amazon.com
For more information or to purchase this book, click HERE. Also, Dr Newman is available to come speak to your book club via Zoom and talk about the book in detail!! I cannot wait to do this! If you are interested Email Me and I can help set it up!!
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