Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman

Other People's Houses

"Abbi Waxman is both irreverent and thoughtful."--#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily GiffinNamed A Highly Anticipated Book for 2018 by InStyle.com, Elite Daily, and Hello Giggles!The author of The Garden of Small Beginnings returns with a hilarious and poignant new novel about four families, their neighborhood carpool, and the affair that changes everything.At any given moment in other people's houses, you can find...repressed hopes and d...

Details Other People's Houses

TitleOther People's Houses
Release DateApr 3rd, 2018
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor

Reviews Other People's Houses

  • Meredith
    3.5 starsOther People’s Houses is an aptly titled novel about parenthood, marriage, family, and friendship. There’s also a lot of gossip, drama, and snarkiness! It’s hard to write a summary due to multiple POVs and plotlines, so I am just going to focus on the main ones.Frances, or “Saint Frances” as some of the bitchy soccer moms refer to her, is the main voice of the novel. Frances runs the neighborhood carpool, happily carting off t...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    4.5 Wonderful and Snarky stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5From the minute I picked up this book I was sucked into the lives of these characters.... Abbi Waxman did a phenomenal job of bringing to life these characters..... they were so real, so relatable, so compelling.... as a mother of three living in Southern California, who live through the PTA,AYSO, and a teenage daughter.... I found so much of this book so relevant and laughably true.... The scene i...
  • Melisa
    4.5 stars! Happy pub day to Abbi Waxman and Berkley!I have not laughed out loud this much and this loud at a book in who knows how long. One hilarious line after another. I bow down to your comedic delivery, Ms. Abbi Waxman. She has taken some serious topics and added some light to them, well done. I found the central character of Frances to be my favorite - she was absolutely hilarious, and I kinda wish she was a real person because I would want...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES by ABBI WAXMAN was an extremely enjoyable, entertaining, and fast read that isn't like any other "neighborhood" book that I have read lately. I absolutely loved visiting this neighborhood. It's a realistic, charming, humorous, and dramatic tale with some laugh out loud moments to lighten the mood of some of the serious topics in this book. I absolutely loved our central character here, Frances Bloom and her snarky commentary...
  • Diane S ☔
    3.5 Charming and so much fun, but not without it's serious side and some devastating consequences. What goes on behind the doors of the families in your neighborhood? Behind the facade of the perfect marriage, the woman who is always meticulously groomed, the one who always seems to have it all together? In this neighborhood, filled with mixed couples, all with one child or more, there is apparently much going on behind the scenes. Ones secret is...
  • Kendall
    I know what you're thinking... another neighborhood book?!No.. ladies and gents what a deliciously addictive novel about a suburban neighborhood in the city of Los Angeles focusing on four families.What more can you want from a novel?! Gossip, lies, secrets and humor ALL in one! Let's meet our main character Frances Bloom. She is the "carpool" mom that takes all the kids to school. One morning, she accidentally walks in on one of her neighbors ha...
  • Tucker
    I think we’ve all wondered what goes on inside our neighbor’s houses, and as the long-time car pool mother for her block, Frances Bloom knows and sees a lot of her neighbor’s secrets (sometimes much more than she wants!) Abbi Waxman’s new novel, “Other People’s Houses” takes us inside these houses and relationships, primarily through the viewpoint of Frances. She’s a wise and witty woman who frequently finds herself getting more i...
  • JanB
    Do we really need another neighborhood book that focuses on the domestic dramas of the people who live there? As it turns out, yes we do! Especially one as irreverent and wickedly funny as this one. The focus is on four families and told mainly from the point of view of Frances, the neighborhood’s car pool mom. She’s the woman you’d want as your best friend. Nicknamed St. Frances, she’s always ready to help anyone in need and puts everyon...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    4 stars! This was a fun, hilarious and highly entertaining novel! Frances (“Saint Frances” as some of the snooty PTA and soccer moms refer to her) is the central character who is a stay-at-home mother to three children. She is also the carpool mom for four other children who live on her street (yes, you read that right, she carpools seven children to school every day!). I adored Frances from the very first page. Her character is so witty, sna...
  • Suzanne Leopold
    Do we really know what goes on behind the doors of our neighbors? Francis Bloom learns first hand when she interrupts her neighbor, Anne, having an affair. A forgotten art project leads to her bad timing and will cause a ripple effect on many lives. Francis earned her nickname “St. Francis” for being the reliable neighbor who drives everyone's children to school and she is quick to help in an emergency. After her shocking revelation, she is l...
  • Sarah Joint
    Brutally honest, quirky, and hilarious. This book takes you deep into the lives of several family units in one neighborhood. Often sweet, generally funny, occasionally sad, but always interesting. If you're craving some domestic drama that will make you laugh and really think about relationships, this might be for you. For a lot of readers, they'll recognize themselves in some of the characters. As I'm childfree, it was actually a nice bit of esc...
  • Megan Johnson
    As last month's Book of the Month Club pick for me, it wasn't one that was on my radar but was bumped up on my TBR list because I generally trust BOTM's picks. After reading I can say that while it was a fun, quick, and easy read, it wasn't phenomenal. It was largely forgettable and I didn't find myself needing to turn to the next chapter impatient to know what happens. Overall, not a bad book but not one that I feel I'll be recommending or picki...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/If you’re looking for a character like Madeline in Big Little Lies (but prefer to leave the dead body out of the picture) Abbi Waxman’s Other People’s Houses might be the book for you. The story here is the aftermath of what happens when one of the neighborhood wives is caught in flagrante delicto by the carpool mom. So obviously there’s some real shit to deal with, but I’m go...
  • Dana
    Other People's Houses is a domestically delicious drama taking place on a suburban street in Los Angeles focusing on four families. It starts off fun right away with a cast of characters and a cute drawing of the map of the neighborhood. Frances Bloom is the "car pool mom" and narrator of the story. One morning she walks in on her neighbor in the midst of an extramarital affair. As word begins to circulate, all of the neighbors begin questioning ...
  • Bkwmlee
    After a series of heavy reads, emotional reads, ones that tugged at my heartstrings and made me cry, I was desperately in need of a lighter read to help boost my spirits. I had Abbi Waxman’s Other People’s Houses on my list of “ARCs past publication date that I need to get to” and since I knew this author to be a humorous writer, I decided to move this book up the list. It turns out I made the right choice, as this was a fun read, one t...
  • Nikki
    Four utterly hilarious stars! Hats off to Abbi Waxman for creating an entertaining neighborhood/family drama that had me hooked from the start! Blending laugh-out-loud moments with serious life topics, Waxman provides a realistic look at the ups and downs of life and parenting. Chock-full of characters and interesting storylines, Other People’s Houses explores the lives of four families living in the same neighborhood, and it covers everything ...
  • Bam
    First of all, I'd like to thank Elisha Katz at Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with an arc paperback copy of this new book which will be on sale 4/3/18. This novel is a delight: witty, laugh-out-loud funny, insightful and even a little painful at times. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind closed doors? How well do we really know other people: our neighbors, our friends, even our own spouses and children? Frances Bloom is the carp...
  • Jonetta
    Frances Bloom, stay-at-home mother of three, is the connection between four families who live on the same block in Los Angeles. She voluntarily carpools their seven children to school each day, ranging in age from 4-to 14-years old, and often helps in other ways. They all seem to have lives that are working well from outward appearances but that notion gets destroyed when Frances walks into Anne Porter’s home and finds her in the throes of pass...
  • Marialyce
    3.5 at times hysterical starsI did enjoy this book that explored the concept of what goes on behind closed doors in neighborhoods. Although in one case the door was not so closed!Abbie Waxman has written what at times is a hysterical and slightly irreverent tale of a neighborhood where everyone seems to know each other's business. Frances Bloom is quite the witness to the comings and goings of her neighborhood. She is the local car pool driver wh...
  • Skyler Autumn
    2.5 Stars Other People's Houses is just that a look into the houses of the people you call neighbours, you may live beside these people all your life, have duelling garage sales with them, organize carpool, your kids may even be best friends but at the end of the day are you truly aware what's going on behind closed doors. This realization couldn't be truer for Frances the local super mom and carpooler extraordinaire when she walks in on her nei...
  • Babydimps (Suzy)
    3.5 stars - rounded up for fun and hilarity!Other People’s Houses really makes you take a step back and wonder how your own neighbors live. The book is super realistic and funny. Abbi Waxman does a fabulous job of painting this picture for the reader. What’s not to love about neighborhood gossip and secrets!? The story revolves mostly around Frances - the leader of carpool and the one who basically knows everything about who’s doing what an...
  • Mandy
    My daughter is home sick with the flu so I was able to finish my book (in between making sure we didn’t have vomit all over the house).Another 5 star book. Should be a movie. I think of tons of A list celebs that should be included in the trailer for this one. So so so good.Frances, a mother of three and stay at home mom is the mama that takes all the kids from the neighborhood to school and picks them up. Four families, four very separate live...
  • Brooke — brooklynnnnereads
    This was an interesting read and certainly not what I expected.For those that love novels similar to Liane Moriarty's "Big Little Lies" or a novel somewhat comparable to the show "Desperate Housewives", I would definitely recommend this novel. Although this story is centred mainly around one event within the neighbourhood's main cast of characters, it truly examines the backgrounds and relationships for each of the characters. Even though I perso...
  • BookLover
    ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.I quite enjoyed this visit into the homes and lives of Frances Bloom and her neighbours. For some reason (and don’t ask me why) I pictured comedian Miranda Hart as Frances and that made me love her character all the more. “That’s what I thought,” said Frances, walking by and farting silently as she went. She was opposed to che...
  • Heather
    This books was so much fun, I had a hard time putting it down! Lots of laugh out loud moments but also based on serious relationship issues. I loved getting to know the people on this street and felt like I was one of the neighbours too. I highly recommend this one.
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    I have not laughed out loud this much while reading in a very long time. Full review to come.
  • Elaine
    I was grateful to receive an ARC of Other People's Houses from the publisher.I enjoyed the author's debut novel The Garden of Small Beginnings so I had decent hopes for her sophomore effort.Once again, I was duped by my own optimism. ** Beware! Spoilers Ahead ** Other People's Houses is a rambling tale that focuses on several families in an comfortable, suburban LA neighborhood. We have Frances Bloom, carpool mom extraordinare; Anne, the ice ...
  • Kristie
    I received a copy of this book from the editor for review and I would just like to say thank you so much for suggesting it to me. This was the first book I read by Abbi Waxman and I may never have found her without the publisher asking for my opinions on the book. This book was just what I needed. I found it to be well written and lightly humorous. Often times, I find when books try to be humorous, they try too hard and end up just missing the ma...
  • Libby Chester
    I love the cover on ‘Other People’s Houses’ by Abbi Waxman. It’s a picture of a dollhouse with the roof floating up so you can see inside. Extremely appropriate for that’s exactly what happens inside the pages of this book. The roof is blown off the top of one of the neighbor’s houses, and a woman that everyone thought they knew, surprises her neighbors. Frances is the slightly overweight, soccer, and carpool mom that everyone has com...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    3.5 to 4 StarsThe Garden of Small Beginnings was in my top ten list of great books for 2017 which is why I jumped at the chance to read Waxman's sophomore novel and after reading the description, I knew I was going to have a great time doing so.Which, is why this review is a bit hard to write. I loved her debut so much and because of it I think I went into this with really high expectations, like, really high.I did like this and I'm normally not ...