Happy & You Know It

Happy & You Know It Review

A dark, witty page-turner set around a group of wealthy mothers and the young musician who takes a job singing to their babies and finds herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets….

After her former band shot to superstardom without her, Claire reluctantly agrees to a gig as a playgroup musician for overprivileged infants on New York’s Park Avenue. Claire is surprised to discover that she is smitten with her new employers, a welcoming clique of wellness addicts with impossibly shiny hair, who whirl from juice cleanse to overpriced miracle vitamins to spin class with limitless energy.

There 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 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 secrets and betrayals that no amount of activated charcoal can fix.

Filled 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 vulnerable.

Title:Happy & You Know It
Edition Language:English

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    Happy & You Know It Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    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, wea...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    *** Yayy!! This is a BOTM option this month****Well hello....mommy club book! What a refreshing book this was. I flew through this entertaining read in less than 24 hours. Not being a mommy myself (ex...

  • Gabby

    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 the...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    I am excited to have Laura Hankin join us in The Behind the Pages group for a spoiler-free Q & A today. To see what she has to say about Happy & You Know It you can find the thread here https://www.go...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Happy & You Know It is such a unique read! It centers around an elite group of mothers who hire a musician to sing to their children.Claire is the musician hired to perform for a play dates for these ...

  • Theresa Alan

    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...

  • Katie B

    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 and/or active on social media to find this to be a worthwhile r...

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    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 wome...

  • Corina

    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 captivating.Thanks to great ...

  • Larry H

    Happy and You Know It , Laura Hankin's new novel, is an insightful, humorous commentary on the pressures of motherhood.Claire has impeccable timing: she gets kicked out of her band just before thei...