This is book number 3 in the Class Mom series.
The hilarious, irreverent Jen Dixon is class mom—again—for her son’s fifth grade year, and a class bully, spin-teacher training, and her irresistible granddaughter keep her on her toes and perpetually in yoga pants.
The now beloved hero of Laurie Gelman’s Class Mom and You’ve Been Volunteered has a lot on her plate this year in Yoga Pant Nation—from childcare duties for her daughter’s two-year-old to her determined mission to become a spin instructor. When her husband’s ex-wife shows up to her first ever class as a full-fledged teacher—and compliments her performance!—she can’t help but wonder what the catch is.
Throw in a mandate from the PTA president to raise $10,000 for the fifth graders’ new tablets and her granddaughter’s other grandmother (whom no one has ever met) visiting for Christmas, and Jen is going to need more than her regular spin class to get her through the year. But as ever, humor is her best stress relief. Her acerbic emails to the class parents and friendly spars with her daughter over how organic is organic-enough for baby food will have you laughing out loud and texting Jen’s best lines to your friends.
"Another home run for Laurie Gelman! Yoga Pant Nation is hilarious and warm, with sharp observations and unforgettable characters. When I wasn’t laughing, I was cheering, rooting for a chaotic yet loving family that somehow manages to figure it all out."
—Byron Lane, author of A Star Is Bored
"By page three, I had already laughed out loud five times. Jen Dixon, everyone's favorite class mom, is back and better than ever. Gelman's razor sharp wit never falters in this page-turner. PTA-philes and phobes alike will revel in this hysterical romp, which packs big feelings and genuine emotion while delivering a chuckle a minute."
—Elyssa Friedland, author of Last Summer at the Golden Hotel
“Hilarious mom, daughter, wife, and grandma…not to mention room mom and overachieving fundraiser—Jen Dixon is the friend we all need in the journey of life!”
—Julie Chan, host of Beyond the Book with Julie
“I started laughing (and crying) from the first page. Laurie Gelman’s Yoga Pant Nation took me right back to my life navigating the treacherous world of overzealous parenting, negotiating with teachers, handling high-stakes snacks, and literally spinning. Let’s just hope the kids are all in camp this summer, so we can enjoy the perfect beach read. Bravo, Laurie Gelman!”
—Jane Ubell-Meyer, founder of Bedside Reading