Yesterday, we took a trip with Holly Ross on a luxurious cruise ship. Today, Karen Quinn is taking us on a journey through The Ivy Chronicles. This book is absolutely hilarious and very entertaining. In my humble opinion, it’s Quinn’s best work!
After losing her husband, her job, and her Park Avenue pad, Ivy Ames has no choice but to make a fresh start with her two daughters. Even after downsizing her former life, which includes transferring her children from private to public school, Ivy realizes that she needs to find a way to provide for her family. With the advice of her friend, Ivy decides to start a consulting business dedicated to getting privileged children into Manhattan’s prestigious kindergartens.
Ivy is a character who has many flaws, but I never stopped rooting for her, even when she was on shaky moral ground. Like when she couldn’t resist the alligator-skin Prada a client was offering her as incentive to get their child into a top school. Or when she transforms a Jewish girl into WaShaunte Washington in order to grab a diversity spot at a difficult program. And I definitely couldn’t stop laughing when Ivy’s new dating life turns into a train wreck when she is caught having sex in a closet at an upscale social event.
If you are having a lazy day and just want to indulge in something fun, go grab this book. I caught myself laughing out loud many times, and often had to put my eyes back in my head, shocked at how these families will do anything to get their kids into a Baby Ivy. Need some convincing, read a sample chapter at Amazon!
Have a great day, and let me know… Would you accept the alligator-skin Prada?