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July 27, 2011

More Desperate than Funny: Confessions of a PTA Mafia Mom

Confessions Of A PTA Mafia MomConfessions Of A PTA Mafia Mom by Elsie Love
ebook, 195 pages
Published June 2011 by CreateSpace
ISBN 9781463563615
Read July 2011
I received this book for free from the author for the purpose of providing an honest review.

I was hoping that this would be funny. Right from the start it reminded me of the television show Desperate Housewives, which I've only watched a couple of episodes of. By the end of the book it still reminded me of the few episodes of Desperate Housewives. And like the television show, I just didn't find the humor in it. I did chuckle a few times, but not as much as some of the other reviews had be believing I would.

The story line is rather ridiculous (and that is not a negative thing). If you are looking for a book you can just lose yourself in and not think about real life, then definitely this is the book for you. I thought it would be a silly (I guess that's the right word) read, but it turned pretty serious towards the end. Like Lanie, I waffled between was Suni, Babette, and Yvette for real or was it all fun and games.

It was overall a good story, just not really my thing. At first I had trouble relating to Lanie. She's a mom of two kids and is experiencing a bit of a mid-life crisis. But within a few pages, I started to care about her, but then she kind of ruined it for me with her choices in Vegas. Two wrongs doesn't make it right, no matter what she tells herself to justify it.i

If you are a Desperate Housewife fan (and I know there are a lot of them out there) then you will most definitely be a fan of Confession of a PTA Mafia Mom. But you don't have to take my word for it. See what others thought of it:

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  1. Thanks for letting me know you posted your review! I love reading other reviews and I appreciate yours. I guess I enjoyed it so much because when you have children and there's the PTA, it's the same women, usually those who put more importance on themselves than anyone else. Loved the review.

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