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Happy & You Know It

As seen in The Washington PostGood Housekeeping, The Skimm, Newsweek, The New York Post, Good Morning America, and more.

 

A dark, witty page-turner about a struggling young musician who takes a job singing for a playgroup of overprivileged babies and their effortlessly cool moms, only to find herself pulled into their glamorous lives and dangerous secrets….

 

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Praise:

A May 2020 Library Reads pick - top 10 book of May as selected by librarians!​

A May Book of the Month pick. Their quick take: "Your sneak peek into the lives of wealthy NYC moms, whose delicious scandals actually make them more relatable."

A Newsweek "Must-Read" Book of Spring

"'Mean Girls' meets 'The Nanny Diaries'" -- Betches

Kirkus Review:  “Fresh and vibrant... incredibly fun... A dramatic and immensely entertaining page-turner about secrets, lies, and mom culture."

 

Booklist: "A slow build to hidden motives and a clever sense of humor make this a fast read, but it’s Claire’s thoughtful look at our expectations of women and mothers that give the novel its depth"

"Funny, smart, surprising, totally immersive—it made me forget about the state of the world for a while.”—Jasmine Guillory, New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal

“An engrossing and compelling story of the lengths women will go to convince the world–and themselves–that they’re as happy and successful as society expects them to be. It’s what would happen if the women from The Nanny Diaries met the women from Sex and the City in the social-media age. I devoured it in less than 48 hours.”—Jill Santopolo, New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words

“Combines wry humor and sharp social commentary with an utterly addictive plot. It’s nonstop fun, and I couldn’t put it down.”—Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of American Royals

 

“The perfect mix of frothy fun, twisty mystery and social satire... impossible to put down. Laura Hankin creates complex characters with lives that, like their Instagram feeds, are never as they seem. This is the summer read for book clubs, beachgoers and playgroup moms everywhere.”—Kristy Woodson Harvey, bestselling author of Slightly South of Simple

 

“A juicy look at how the other half lives, Happy and You Know It is a page-turning treat in the tradition of The Nanny Diaries and Momzillas. ”—Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of The Forever Summer

 

“This book is bracing, fresh, and hilarious, like sticking your head in a freezer on a hot day.”—Judy Blundell, bestselling author of The High Season

 

“Hankin has concocted a delicious, rollicking story... Packed with laughs and unexpected twists, think Liane Moriarty meets Sex and the City–simply irresistible.”—Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls

 

“A skillful unraveling of desperate secrets and self-deceptions. Witty, unsettling, and all-too-believable. I raced through to the end.”—Emma Rous, USA Today bestselling author of The Au Pair

 

“Imagine if your hilarious best friend told you a really juicy story about a gaggle of rich new mothers while also delivering a sharp commentary about the expectations put on women. That is this book. Bonus for the excellent twist you won’t be expecting. Put it on your list, kids.”—Stephanie Wrobel, author of Darling Rose Gold

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