Laurie Gelman

marlene lopez

(Gelman, 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. Laurie Gelman’s clever debut, Class Mom (Henry Holt and Co.) is about a year in the life of a kindergarten class mom―a brilliant send-up of the petty and surprisingly cutthroat terrain of parent politics. The New York Times Book Review writes, “Much as Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle exposed the seedy underside of the meatpacking industry, Class Mom exposes the underside of room parenting…”