REVIEW Ì Happy and You Know It


  • Hardcover
  • 384
  • Happy and You Know It
  • Laura Hankin
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 9781984806239

10 thoughts on “Happy and You Know It

  1. says:

    Welcome to the universe of “Super powered trust fund Manhattan penthouse moms” They can’t be defined as regular stay at home moms They are full of energy with their shiny beautiful hairs wearing their designer clothes especially blouses or casually Lululemon yoga pants drinking wines already lost their pregnancy weights running around from different activities to another social gatherings Now they created a play gr

  2. says:

    Yayy This is a BOTM option this monthWell hellomommy club book What a refreshing book this was I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours Not being a mommy myself except for my adorable dogs I wasn't sure if this would be a book I would click with No worries here If you have a sense of humor like some entertainment and like a little mystery and frenemy type behaviorthis is itThis book was a snarky adorable look at motherho

  3. says:

    This story was okay but I feel like it was missing that something to make it great I love stories like this that follow a bunch of rich privileged moms and then someone new is getting sucked into their world it’s one of my favorite tropes but I feel like this would’ve worked so much better as a thriller as opposed to a contemporary I really enjoyed the first 200 pages I was invested in all the entertaining drama and secrets but then on

  4. says:

    Laura Hankin has joined us in The Behind the Pages group for a spoiler free A To see what she had to say about Happy You Know It you can find the thread here I am happy and I want to show it Happy You Know it was another book from that stack of not my normal that surprised me Again I find myself feeling like a little kid on the playground wanting to share my joy with everyone or like wanting to share my joy wi

  5. says:

    An unexpected delightWas a bit nervous as I first started this book thinking it would be all about rich women and their pla

  6. says:

    Happy You Know It is such a uniue read It centers around an elite group of mothers who hire a musician to sing to their childrenClaire is the musician hired to perform for a play dates for these Park Avenue moms She never imagines she’d fall in love with this work but she does She even grows to like the well to do momsEach of the moms has some drama and secrets of her own Claire becomes closer and closer to them and what she f

  7. says:

    This is a WONDERFUL novel For the first part of it I couldn’t figure out why I was turning the pages too fast to take notes which I usually do when there are this many characters involved There’s Claire who was unceremoniously dumped by her band for another singer who was curvier and sexier which would have been rough on its o

  8. says:

    It took me a few chapters to really get into this one but soon after I was hooked And I don't think you necessarily have to be a parent andor

  9. says:

    Claire lost her gig with a band right as they hit it big She is down on her luck and in need of a job So when a upper class mommy group needs a singer She is on it Once she gets into these women's lives she realizes that maybe they aren't just the upper class housewives that she originally thought view spoilerI so want to call them the house ho's like I do in real life but I can feel the trolls fingers just

  10. says:

    I must admit the book lulled me in a little But the twist at the end caught me by total surprise In the end the book was different from what I expected but nevertheless captivatingThanks to great drama And a plot

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Laura Hankin ´ 8 REVIEW

Happy and You Know It

Ts and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fixFilled with humor and shocking twists Happy and You Know It is a brilliant take on motherhood exposing it as yet another way for society to pass judgment on women while also exploring the baffling magnetism of curated social media lives that are designed to make us feel unworthy But ultimately this dazzling novel celebrates the unlikely bonds that form and the power that can be unlocked when a group of very different women is thrown together when each is at her most vulnerabl It took me a few chapters to really get into this one but soon after I was hooked And I don t think you necessarily have to be a parent andor active on social media to find this to be a worthwhile readClaire is a musician who is struggling to make ends meet so she takes a job as a playgroup entertainer for a group of privileged mothers and their babies Not the most exciting gig especially considering her former band is experiencing fame and fortune without her The longer Claire hangs around the moms the she realizes this group is just full of secretsThe story follows Claire and some of the mothers in the group so you end up with uite a few perspectives While there is some humor in the book I actually was surprised that it was a thought provoking novel With social media such a part of everyday life for so many there seems to be this added pressure to present a picture perfect life when most of us aren t living that reality at all The story explores some of the messed up conseuences of trying to uphold a certain lifestyle for appearance sake And of course the criticism that mothers seem to face no matter what they do is something the author also touches on in the bookI do recommend this book if you enjoy reading women s fiction It s entertaining but not a fluffy read as there truly is some substance The author also manages to throw in a few twists which was an added bonusThank you to Berkley for sending me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

SUMMARY × eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ´ Laura Hankin

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REVIEW Happy and You Know It

Hair who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energyThere is perfect hostess Whitney who is on the brink of social media stardom and just needs to find a way to keep her perfect life from falling apart Caustically funny recent stay at home mom Amara who is struggling to embrace her new identity And old money veteran mom Gwen and You Know MOBI #183 who never misses an opportunity to dole out parenting advice But as Claire grows closer to the cool women who pay her bills she uncovers secre Happy You Know It is such a uniue read It centers around an elite group of mothers who hire a musician to sing to their childrenClaire is the musician hired to perform for a play dates for these Park Avenue moms She never imagines she d fall in love with this work but she does She even grows to like the well to do momsEach of the moms has some drama and secrets of her own Claire becomes closer and closer to them and what she finds is a darkness she never could have imaginedHappy You Know It has humor in the unexpected places It addresses some important contemporary issues such as judgments on motherhood and social media laden lives But mostly I thought it was a story of friendship and the powerful bonds women can form with each other Overall it s a feel good book with plenty of depth and clevernessI received a gifted copy All opinions are my ownMany of my reviews can also be found on my blog wwwjennifertarheelreadercom and instagram wwwinstagramcomtarheelreader


About the Author: Laura Hankin

Laura Hankin You Know Epub á is the author of HAPPY YOU KNOW IT and the upcoming A SPECIAL PLACE FOR WOMEN She's written for outlets like McSweeney's and HuffPost while her musical comedy has been featured in The New York Times The Washington Post and She has performed off Broadway acted onscreen and sung to far too many babies InstagramTwitter LauraHankin.