Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA

Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA When A Hollywood Location Scout Comes To Applewood, Long Island, And Announces That The Local Elementary School Might Make The Perfect Backdrop For An Upcoming George Clooney Movie, The PTA S Decorum Crumbles Like A Cookie From Last Week S Bake SaleEnter Maddie, Ruth, And Lisa, Three Women Who Become The Glue That Holds The Project Together, Forging A Bond Of Friendship Stronger Than Anyone Could Imagine And Not A Moment Too Soon, As Marriage Woes, Old Flames, And Scandalously Embarrassing Family Members Threaten To Tear Each Of Them Apart Is Their Powerful Alliance Strong Enough To Overcome The Obstacles To Getting The Movie Made In Their Town And Will Their Friendship Be Enough To Mend Their Hearts And Homes Join Them As They Reach For The Stars And Try To Pull Off A Hollywood Ending Of Their OwnAt Once Tender And Hilarious, Secret Confessions Of The Applewood PTA Is A Captivating Story That Turns Suburbia Upside Down With Humor, Heartache, And Heat Than One PTA Can Hold


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  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA
  • Ellen Meister
  • English
  • 17 October 2019
  • 9780060824815

10 thoughts on “Secret Confessions of the Applewood PTA

  1. says:

    What you notice first and foremost about Ellen Meister s debut novel is how humane she is as a writer The women she writes about are real they are not caricatures, they are not stereotypes Instead they fall down, they embarrass themselves, they lose control They lust, they fight, they envy, they are jealous They are passionate, they are smart, they love Basically, they are human And in that, we love them and we root for them And when the book is at its end, we have a hard time letting them go Hard for me to say which of the three main characters is my favorite is it the brilliant Maddie, who loses some of her self esteem over the years when she believes that her marriage is broken beyond repair Or is it quiet and unassuming Lisa, who seethes beneath the surface after a lifetime of taking care of her selfish mother Or is it Ruth, who lost not only her husband but also the better part of herself after his stroke The truth is, they are all my favorites I cheered when Maddie realized that her marriage was only wounded from a bit of overuse, and when Lisa realized that she is her own best mother, and when Ruth regained the love of herself and all of the glories she has to offer the world I cheered because I felt genuine affection for all of these women I cherished their success and felt comforted by their friendship But don t let the serious tone of this reader fool you What you should know is that this book is also funny Indeed, there are times when you will laugh out loud and shake your head in wonder at Meister s impeccable sense of timing not to mention her eye for physical humor In short, the book s a gem And no less a gem is the audio companion Lisa Kudrow reads with an exceptional ear for character, comedy, and good storytelling In fact, I can t think of a better reader for the book My favorite characterization of hers would have to be when she took on Ruth The voice was exactly as I had heard Ruth in my head And so the bringing together of Meister s words and Kudrow s reading means some classic entertainment You won t want to miss out Buy the book, buy the audio Let yourself be wooed and wowed.

  2. says:

    The big seller of this one Simple Read by Lisa Kudrow on the CD case.Alas, even the amazing Lisa couldn t save this boring book Maybe I should reserve judgment until I m a sex starved, insecure mother of 3 involved in the PTA.Nah.

  3. says:

    OKit may be a complete indulgence that I give this book 5 stars, but it was thoroughly entertaining The characters are equally flawed, inspiring, and hilarious.A quick, enjoyable read.

  4. says:

    This book had me laughing out loud at some points, crying at others I loved some characters and hated others, but I think that everyone recognizes someone they know in them This book was like a breath of fresh air for me to read The ending is a mixture of sadness, and happily ever after, sort of like real life Because of this type of ending, it isn t typical chic lit.

  5. says:

    One word bad.

  6. says:

    This book was total trash It was an embarrassment to women Seriously it treated women like we are no than dogs in heat, unable to control any passion I was very disappointed.

  7. says:

    I picked this up at the library, looking for a fun chick lit to quickly read that would give me a good time This had all the workings of just that sort of book but it fell a bit flat There were inconsistencies between how the main characters were introduced to us and how they really were I liked our 3 main women Maddie, Lisa, and Ruth overall, and I liked that they seem pretty real in that they are regular , flawed individuals However, why didn t we get story on Beryl And Ruth was introduced as if we weren t supposed to like her because she was flashy and obnoxious And Lisa seemed too frumpy and timid at first for us to really relate to her Anyway, I love a story that shows women in their friendships and how well they support each other, but everything was just too abrupt It was all, Oh no, I don t want to be on the committee with Ruth Now she s my BEST FRIEND It was weird Also waaaaay too much emphasis on sex, waaaaaay too many graphic sex scenes, and waaaaaaaay too many F words.

  8. says:

    This was a pretty terrible book I listened to it on CD or I never would have made it as far as I did It wasn t just a fluffy beach read, it was downright pointless Every other chapter was a completely graphic sex scene of someone cheating on their spouse And the moral of the story Your husband has a stroke and can t move Cheat on him Your lover disses you Cheat on him too Scream at the girl he ends up getting engaged too Make a giant mess of your life and drive drunk and treat people horridly and everything will end up great Your family will love you Your friends will support you Every wild dream you have will come true What a joke.

  9. says:

    Silly, stupid and predictable Trots out every tired cliche alcoholism, affairs, strokes, cancer, sexual dysfunction, sexual identity, suburban skulduggery, and George Clooney Actually, that list is interesting than the book trust me Don t waste time or brain cells on this sorry mess.

  10. says:

    After hearing much praise, I picked up Meister s debut novel I must say I was not disappointed I thought the book was well paced, carefully crafted, and excellently delivered The book has a lot of heart, makes you feel for its characters and a little sad when it is over However, I would recommend this to anyone I found it to be a quick and enjoyable read.

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