Authors Up Close...
with Laurie Gelman
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
includes wine, lite bites and author presentation
Join Laurie as she discusses her book, You've Been Volunteered. Jen’s pulled in almost too many directions for one middle-aged, minivan-driving superhero to handle. But she tackles all that is thrown at her with grace, sass, and down-to-earth revelations that make YOU’VE BEEN VOLUNTEERED a light-hearted, fun, and easy read for anyone who has struggled to juggle home, work, and life—or for anyone who has navigated the mine-field that is room parenting with a micromanaging PTA president and a grade full of parents unwilling to participate in crossing guard duty. Jen Dixon’s observations of the brutal world of third-grade class politics and what’s secretly going on under the guise of polite parental interactions will have you laughing along with her throughout her entire journey.
About Laurie: Laurie Gelman was born and raised in the Great White North. She spent twenty-five years as a broadcaster in both Canada and the United States before trying her hand at writing novels. Her first book, Class Mom, garnered rave reviews from The New York Times and People magazine. Laurie has appeared on Live with Kelly and Ryan, Watch What Happens Live, and The Talk, among others. She lives in New York City with her husband, Michael Gelman, and two teenaged daughters.