Monday, November 19, 2007
Win a copy of "Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler"
The winners of this giveaway were announced right here!

Kira over at Random House asked if I wanted a review copy of the book Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler, a memoir by Wade Rouse. I'm always looking for the next good book to read so, of course, I said, "Yes!"

Imagine my surprise when I received not one copy, but six copies of this book! One for me and five to give away to my loyal readers!

I just finished this book last night. It was good!

Here's what the inside jacket says:

When Wade Rouse—a rural, public school graduate who grew up more Hee Haw than Dynasty—was hired as the director of publicity at the prestigious Tate Academy, he quickly discovered his real job was to make a few of the very pretty, very rich, very mean mommies of the elite students happy. Enter former Tate beauty queen and sports star Katherine Isabelle Ludington—Kitsy to her friends—who went to an Ivy, married an Ivy, and made a lot of money. Now, she is Wade’s VIP volunteer and a perfectly coiffed nightmare. In between designing Louis Vuitton–inspired reunion invitations, dressing as Ronald Reagan for Halloween, and surviving surprise Botox parties, Wade tries to tame Kitsy and her pink Lilly Pulitzer–clad posse while reclaiming his self-esteem. Following a year in the life of the super rich and super spoiled, Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler is hilarious, heartbreaking, and deliciously catty.

I just finished reading the book last night and the entire time I was reading it I kept thinking, 'Surely people don't really act like this?' I didn't go to a private school but I had some Barbies in my high school and I suspect their mothers were much like the Pink Ice Barbies described in this book!

This book not only delved into the materialistic mentality and cruelness of the "in" crowd, but the extrodinary efforts that Wade and others made to be accepted by these people, until the personal cost became too high.

I really enjoyed this book and I think you will too! If you'd like to win a copy of this book, just leave me a comment and I'll randomly choose five winners this Saturday, 24 November.

Now, I'm not including this as part of my November Pay It Forward Book Exchange but if you're a winner who'd like to share this book with others, by all means, please do so!

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At 12:02 AM, Blogger Infinity Goods said...

That sounds interesting. Please count me in. Thanks.

At 2:14 AM, Blogger boysmum2 said...

Now I can confess that I actually went to a private school.
Would love to receive/win a copy of this book to see if anyones parents sound like this.
Pick me, pick me....:)

At 6:03 AM, Blogger heidi @ ggip said...

Have you read the book "Prep?" It is unbelievable too, but believable as well. I'm not sure I loved the book, but it was interesting (we read it for book club).

At 7:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have yet to hear of this book. Sounds scandalous! hehe

At 9:16 AM, Blogger lightshines said...

Please include me.

At 9:19 AM, Blogger Wendi said...

Please include me too,

At 10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh my, this book sounds like it describes some people I know. I will have to check it out.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Enter me please!

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Bitterly Indifferent said...

I'd be excited to read this book! It sounds like it's funny because it's true.

At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me!

At 2:33 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Now that sounds like a book I want to read!! Count me in!

At 9:18 PM, Blogger Angela said...

Defently sign me up... its one of the books on my "wish" list :)

I blogged ya too

At 10:48 PM, Blogger Tammy and Parker said...

Always looking for a great book to read.

Please count us in!

At 4:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds great, count me in!

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Nichol E. said...

Just a single mom going to a Cal State university looking for "menu planning" on google and I ran across your awesome site! Love the Bible verse and for some reason God keeps letting me "run across" more and more people I have something in common with via the web. Saw your offer for the book (sounds good! I went to private school for part of elementary, and there ARE hoity-toity types there for sure) but I'm doing my own research on what it's like to live below the poverty line right now (har har). Love your site!

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please enter me. Sounds great!

At 7:21 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, that sounds like a good one. As I look over my week's plan, I think...ooooh, nothing scheduled on Friday! Instead of going shopping, I'm going to read!

At 11:57 PM, Blogger PastormacsAnn said...

Sounds interesting.

At 8:24 AM, Blogger Calico Sky said...

Count me in!!

At 12:26 PM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

This book sounds have my curiosity piqued! Please enter me! Thank you! Hugs!

At 12:37 PM, Blogger Toknowhim said...

I sent you a couple of emails, you probably are so busy with the holidays.. I just wanted to know if I could start using those buttons that you sent me on Friday? I know tomorrow will be crazy..thanks again... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

At 12:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OW, I would love to be entered into this drawing! This sounds like a good book.



At 4:43 PM, Blogger Lori ~ The Simple Life at Home said...

I would love to be entered in the drawing. Please count me in!

At 5:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooh cool. Count me in!

At 9:56 PM, Blogger Scribbit said...

I'd be interested too--please enter me. And if you're in Anchorage certainly let me know!

At 3:42 PM, Blogger Trace said...

What an absolutely charming blog you have here!! If you don't mind, I'd like to add a link on my blog...

And I'd love to be entered in your giveaway!

hUGS, Trace

At 5:16 PM, Blogger Sandy said...

Sounds like a fun read. Please include me.

Happy Thanksgiving.

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Cynthia said...

Please enter me!

At 8:55 AM, Blogger zztop357 said...

I'm late as always, but I'd love to read this book!!!
If I have a chance let me know!!!
God bless and stay safe.

At 2:50 PM, Blogger abscae said...

Is this too late? If not, please count me in.

this is a great operation you've got going here by the way :) Thanks for the free books you give away ^_^.


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