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After being let go from her corporate Manhattan job and catching her husband naked in their tub with her ex-boss's wife, Ivy realizes that whether she likes it or not, she must forge a new life for herself and her two young daughters. Leaving behind their Upper East Side apartment and lifestyle, they move to the cheaper side of town. Ivy starts her own consulting business helping overzealous and frantic parents get their children accepted into exclusive Manhattan private schools.
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She hilariously navigates through the viciously competitive world of prep school admissions, finding that while the children themselves are surprisingly normal, the parents she deals with are the challenges. She discovers that many are willing to go to extremes for admission, including cheating on standardized tests and bribing school officials. While enduring verbal abuse from crazed parents and helping others through mental breakdowns from the nail-biting application process, she juggles two new romantic interests who enter her life, and must also focus on the difficulties of adjusting to a new income and being a newly-single parent with daughters enrolled in public school.

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Age group of kid(s) in story:    -   grade school

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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