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
GenreFiction, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Humor, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews You've Been Volunteered

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2019-07-26
    Okay, friends. This book is too much fun! I had some big ‘ole belly laughs, which I needed. Jen Dixon is the main character here. She’s a class mom, and this is the follow-up to the first book, aptly named Class Mom. If you’ve ever been a school volunteer, or worked in a school period, you’ll appreciate Jen’s frankness. She doesn’t hold back in her emails to the annoying PTA president and with other parents either.This time she’...
  • Berit☀️✨
    2019-08-08
    Laurie Gelman has spun a whimsical tail full of humor and fun. This is the follow-up to “Class Mom”. I did not read the first book and I don’t feel as though that impacted my enjoyment of the story, however he better bet I’m going to try to squeeze the first book in as soon as I can! Jen Dixon was such a marvelous character. So snarky, so sassy, someone you’d love to be friends with. Her outlook was so real and so refreshing! The emails...
  • Larry H
    2019-08-28
    3.5 stars.Jen Dixon from Gelman’s first book, Class Mom , returns for another year as class mom, this time for her son’s third-grade class.With Jen as class mom you may not get satisfying answers to all of your questions, and you may get smart-ass replies, but you know her heart is (mostly) in it. And although the PTA president doesn’t always agree with Jen’s communication style, she knows she can count on Jen to do what must be done—e...
  • 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 |
  • Suzanne Leopold (Suzy Approved Book Reviews)
    2019-08-14
    Jen Dixon is the class mom for her son’s third-grade class. It's a thankless job and she is always short on help. To enlist others, she entertains the parents with emails loaded with sarcasm and snark that makes it hard for them to resist. At the same time, Jen finds herself enlisted by the new PTA president to manage the safety patrol during the morning and afternoons. Jen is now faced with the training of additional parents and ensuring that ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 topi...
  • Kate Vocke (bookapotamus)
    2019-08-25
    Jen Dixon is BACK. And she is snarky as EVER! The Class Mom and all her wit, sarcasm, and super sass returns in this hilarious sequel as we follow her in even more ridiculous situations both in and out of the classroom. She's now third grade Class Mom and has been roped into Safety Patrol duty, and the laughs continue with even more parental politics. We've got new moms, new teachers and if you thought her personal life was chaotic in the first b...
  • 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. ...
  • Melanie
    2019-08-14
    LG-you make me wanna be a class mom (minus the tasteless and questionable book 1 shenanigans )... love this series and crossing my fingers for a third!!! LG-you make me wanna be a class mom (minus the tasteless and questionable book 1 shenanigans 🤔🥵😫 )... love this series and crossing my fingers for a third!!!
  • Janet Lynch
    2019-09-11
    I seem to be in a reading slump lately. This was a sequel to “Class Mom” and it had absolutely nothing to distinguish it from the first book. What was original and humorous the first time around, was no longer original and not so humorous.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    2019-04-29
    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...
  • 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 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 ...
  • Kaytee Cobb
    2019-08-16
    Plenty fun and funny. I snort laughed a couple times, for sure. Felt kind of like a rehash of the 1st one though.
  • Sarah
    2019-09-02
    I contributed this review to Really Into ThisCheck out all of our reviews at https://reallyintothis.comHappy Reading, friends!Special thanks to Laurie Gelman, Over The River PR & Henry Holt Books for providing our free copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.We are thrilled to be on the blog tour for You’ve Been Volunteered by Laurie Gelman! School is back in session & Jen Dixon is ready to man her post. Parents, get ready for snark, bruta...
  • Becca!
    2019-08-13
    So funny!
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 Jen is...
  • 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...
  • Melissa
    2019-02-01
    3.5 starsI was so pumped to start this after reading Class Mom, but in retrospect I should have waited a little bit. It is still the same funny book with snarky Jen, but it's not quite as fresh and funny as the first book. This one tackles a few heavier issues: cancer, unexpected pregnancy (not a spoiler because I'm not telling you who it is), aging parents, and it takes a bit of the edge off of the humor. Just a bit though, and there are many hi...
  • 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...