You've Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman

You've Been Volunteered

In the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Laurie Gelman’s "irreverent and hilarious" (The New York Post) hit Class Mom, brash, lovable Jen Dixon is back with a new class and her work cut out for herIf you’ve ever been a room parent or school volunteer, Jen Dixon is your hero. She says what every class mom is really thinking, whether in her notoriously frank emails or standup-worthy interactions with the micromanaging PTA President and the gamut...


Details You've Been Volunteered

TitleYou've Been Volunteered
Author
Release DateJul 23rd, 2019
PublisherHenry Holt and Co.
LanguageEnglish
GenreHumor, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Fiction, Contemporary
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Reviews You've Been Volunteered

  • Tucker
    2019-02-28
    Dear Laurie Gelman,Thank you so, so much for writing this book. Without it, I'm not sure how I would have gotten through my stay at the hospital. It kept me laughing, giggling and nearly peeing my pants. It lifted my spirits. It was honest, funny and heartbreaking. I have never read a book like it. I look forward to your next novel.Best,Tucker A.| Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest |
  • Aga Durka
    2019-02-02
    4.5 StarsJen Dixon is back!!! I loved "Class Mom" so you can imagine how excited I was to get an advanced copy of "You've Been Volunteered", sequel to the first book. Thank you NetGalley, Laurie Gelman, and Henry Holt & Company for the opportunity to be one of the first ones to read and review this awesome book! And once again Laurie Gelman does not disappoint...I was belly laughing while reading about Jen Dixon's new adventures in being Class Mo...
  • Elle's Book Blog
    2019-07-17
    Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre: Chick Lit Actual Rating: 4 starsWhile I was slightly disappointed that this book wasn't as funny as the first book in the series I did enjoy it quite a bit. You've Been Volunteered should be read after Class Mom . I say this because both books follow Jen Dixon, her family, and her classroom duties (that she may or may not dislike). However, this book CAN stand on it's own if you choose to do so. Both books a...
  • Basic B's Guide
    2019-07-13
    To: My bookstagram peeps From: Basic B’s Guide Date:Re: You’ve been Volunteered reviewGreetings nerds,Jen Dixon is back and as snarky as ever. With Max now in 3rd grade she’s roped into being class mom again and back at it with her sassy emails. She’s giving me great material for my current job as PTA treasurer 😉. Like her previous book, Class Mom, we have a cast of characters that feel all too familiar. Gelman even tackles some heavy ...
  • Jen
    2019-05-15
    4 laugh out loud, wipe the tears, don’t wet your pants stars to You’ve Been Volunteered!I enjoyed Laurie Gelmans first book, Class Mom. I am happy to report that there is no sophomore slump in book two! In fact, I think the author has found her stride and I enjoyed book two even more!In this installment, Jen Dixon is back as class mom for her sons 3rd grade class. In addition to her role, Jen has been tasked as the head of the safety patrol v...
  • Janelle Mercer
    2019-02-16
    I loved this book even more than the first one! I was laughing out loud at lots of parts and tearing up towards the end. I can't wait to read more of Laurie's books! One of my favorite parts was the naming of Ron's BMW! If you liked the first book, youre going to love this one. #YouveBeenVolunteered #NetGalley
  • Amanda Cinelli Keith
    2019-02-10
    Hysterical and so enjoyable. 4.5 stars. I absolutely love this author’s sense of humor, and laughed out loud so many times. I really liked her first book “Class Mom” but I think this one might be even better. I am looking forward to the next one because surely she will get roped in to being class mom at least one more year! :) Look for this book this summer! In the meantime read Class Mom if you haven’t already. Thank you NetGalley for th...
  • Erin
    2019-04-29
    I was excited to get an advanced copy of You've Been Volunteered as I heard that Class Moms was great. Luckily I was able to get a copy of Class Moms from the library and read both in one weekend! I enjoyed the sassy and sarcastic humor of Jen Dixon and even though I don't have kids, the book was enjoyable and it made me laugh. I enjoyed seeing the women's friendships evolve and how life can get messy sometimes. A fun & easy read for a gross wint...
  • Jordan Caldwell
    2019-02-21
    OMG I loved this book. I devoured Class Mom in a matter of hours, and this book fell into the same easy pattern. I love that Laurie Gelman was able to pick up Jen's character like she hadn't missed a beat. I felt like I was still flipping through Class Mom. Sequels are hard to read sometimes, because the main character that you love isn't always the same. Carrying a character's voice into a second, or third, book is a challenge, but Laurie did a ...
  • Cheryl
    2019-02-06
    I love Laurie Gelman's first book Class Mom and I loved her 2nd book even more! I'm a class mom, grade parent, PTA Board Member and party chair galore at my kids schools. So relating to this book was easy as can be! I love LOVE LOVE the main character's sense of humor, especially because she says everything that I am secretly, thinking out and in email. Are there any crazy life lessons in this book? NoWill it make you cry? Maybe from laughing to ...
  • Emma (bookish.em)
    2019-03-18
    Ahhhh I effing LOVE Jen Dixon! Just like the first book, I was laughing out loud OFTEN (and in public)! I really enjoyed the combination of kid drama and adult drama. I didn't really care for the daughters in this book to be honest, their stories seemed a little annoying but it was fine. I loved Jen and her friendships/toils with the other moms and her new friends. My feelings for Ron were definitely on par with Jen's, sometimes I thought he was ...
  • Erin
    2019-01-28
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was excited to get an advanced copy of You've Been Volunteered as I heard that Class Moms was great. Luckily I was able to get a copy of Class Moms from the library and read both in one weekend! I enjoyed the sassy and sarcastic humor of Jen Dixon and even though I don't have kids, the book was enjoyable and it made me laugh. I enjoyed seeing the women's fr...
  • Gail Herrmann
    2019-02-26
    I loved Laurie Gelman's first book-Class Mom, and You've Been Volunteered is a very welcome 2nd book. The further adventures of a school volunteer Mom, Jen Dixon. It took me back to the days I was a school volunteer. I would have loved interacting with her. Sassy and witty humor. Situations that I could relate to...but funnier. Those were the days. Thanks to the author, publisher and Net Galley for the opportunity to read something that made me l...
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    2019-07-23
    In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. Although many of the parents/children have returned, Gelman introduces us to even more new quirky parents.With her best friend having moved away, Jen must also deal with a new PTA President she can't quite figure out as well as reluctantly volunteering as the new safety guard coordinator. Meanwhile bac...
  • Cheryl
    2019-05-20
    After reading Class Mom, I was anxiously awaiting this follow up book. Well I am happy to report that the laughs are still coming. Yet, maybe not as strongly as the first book. Yes, I liked this book and it was a one day read for me but not as much as the first one. Jen is back. Back again. Yes, Jen did use the lyrics from an Eminem song to announce her return. So watch out "b**ches". You won't want to get on Jen's bad side or she will assign you...
  • Natalie
    2019-01-30
    I have had a wonderful few weeks of reading some terrific books. I processed, I cried, I reflected....then I read “You’ve Been Volunteered” and I laughed. I enjoyed “Class Mom” so I eagerly read this follow-up. It did not disappoint. Alas, poor Jen is back as class mother and coordinator of the crossing guard program. Every step of this third grade journey is witty and funny. Jen is beset by problems, all met with incredible good spirit...
  • Kristin Lanier
    2019-02-06
    FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughin...
  • Kristin Lanier
    2019-02-06
    FIVE. HILARIOUS. STARS!!Laurie Gelman’s sophomore novel, You’ve Been Volunteered, is a laugh-out-loud funny and charming story! Jen Dixon is back as Class Mom and I could not wait to read this! I devoured it in one sitting because I could not stop reading. This second novel follows Jen Dixon and all of her antics as Class Mom of her son’s 3rd grade class. Her emails, thoughts and quick witted remarks were hilarious! I could not stop laughin...
  • Meghan
    2019-02-22
    Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher, for this free eARC. While half way through Class Mom last week, I was on Goodreads when I realized there was a 2nd one being published this year! I quickly requested it off NetGalley, and got approved 20 mins later. Thanks Henry Holt and Co. 😍Jen Dixon is back, and still as hilarious! This time she is class mom to the 3rd graders, and somehow ends up as having to do crosswalk duty. What I love about Je...
  • Heather
    2019-02-11
    My gratitude goes to Netgalley and Henry Holt & Company for an early e-copy of this title. I laughed so hard the tears were streaming down my face. And it’s fairly hard to pierce my wry sense of humor but Gelman manages, every time. Where was she when I was a PTA president?This is the second in the Class Mom series – I hope there’s lots more to come. Jen Dixon took a break, but now she’s once again become the class mom for Max’s third g...
  • Cristina Trowbridge
    2019-02-04
    Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like...
  • Cristina Trowbridge
    2019-02-04
    Laurie Gelman’s latest book, You’ve Been Volunteered is just as quick, clever, and funny as her first, Class Mom. The same cast of characters are all back two years from where the first book left off. Although you don’t have to read Class Mom first, I’d recommend it just because you truly get a feel for the main character, Jen, with her sharp wit and colorful commentary as she works through every day “mom-duties.” These books are like...
  • Alyce Reddell
    2019-02-16
    Thank you to NetGalley, Henry Holt and Co, and especially Laurie Gelman for the advanced e-copy of this book. I devoured it in three days. I could not put it down. As a teacher and as a mother I could relate to everything in here. Her class emails are laugh out loud funny and the situations she gets herself into kept me turning the pages as fast as I could. I love Gelman's writing style and her characters are so totally people we know in our own ...
  • Kelly
    2019-02-05
    I thought You’ve Been Volunteered was adorable. I read Class Mom last summer on vacation and shared it with teacher friends that loved it. This should be on your summer reading list when in comes out in July 2019. It is a great summer read. I read it in two evening. It is an easy read with humor and a feel good ending. I think you will enjoy the book more if you read Class Mom first and understand the people that continue into the latest book. ...
  • Monica C
    2019-02-02
    Jen Dixon is back as class mom in You've Been Volunteered and it is just like reuniting with a favorite snarky friend. I enjoyed catching up with Jen and her family, as well as her friends and foes. The story was as funny and as engaging as Class Mom and made me want to reread it, as I was reminded of how much I loved it. I hope Laurie Gelman treats us to another installment, as there are interesting developments that I cannot wait to read about....
  • Kristin
    2019-02-05
    Thank you to Laurie Gelman and Henry Holt & Company for this ARC.I absolutely LOVED "Class Mom", so I was stoked when I heard there was a sequel coming out. This book was just as hilarious as the first. I had to stop myself from speed reading it - it's that good. Jen Dixon reminds me so much of the Katie Otto character on the TV show "American Housewife", and I found myself reading parts of the book in Katie's voice. I loved everything about this...
  • Stacey Roberson
    2019-02-15
    I am so happy I was selected to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review. I am not the laugh out loud kind of person while reading or watching TV. This book changed all of that. This was cleverly written and such a great light read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, although I have not read Class Mom, I will now be adding it to my TBR list. This book is a must read for any mother of a school aged child. LOVED IT!
  • Cheryl
    2019-02-06
    Thank you Netgalley for allowing me to read this. I was so happy to hear there was a second book coming. The author did not disappoint. Jen’s Witt is back and in rare form. Such a great sequel. I need more! If you are wanting to read this, read the first book Class Mom first. Congrats Laurie Gelman. You have another hit!
  • Lisa Leone-campbell
    2019-07-23
    I cannot tell you how excited I was to learn that Laurie Gelman, author of the absolutely hilarious book Class Mom was writing a sequel! If you have or had elementary aged children, you will most definitely relate to the funny situations and amusing characters which Gelman has introduced to the reader.In the latest book, Jen Dixon our snarky entertaining hero from Class Mom reluctantly becomes the room parent for her son Max's third grade class. ...
  • Jen
    2019-07-19
    It’s like Laurie Gelman is in my head. I’ve been Class Mom. I’ve been voluntold to do something. I’ve written ALL the emails. The wit and sass that go into Jen’s…it could be me. IF I wrote everything I wanted to write. Remove my filter and I am Jen Dixon. And I love every bit of it. I even read a few emails from the book to my husband and he agreed. What can I say? For every parent that has been class mom, knows a class mom, or has be...