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Confessions of a Prep School Mommy Handler: A Memoir

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2008

    Funny, Poignant Memoir

    I truly loved this achingly honest and hilariously catty memoir about one man's 'coming out' at an elite prep school. I know many women like this and many schools like this, and the descriptions are spot-on. In addition, I am a gay man, and I must say that I am confounded by the first reader's review: The ironies in the book are that 1' Rouse never fit in growing up at school and saw his tenure at a prep school as his second chance 2' While Rouse was often humiliated by the 'Mean Mommies' and subjected to their abuse, he FEARED FOR HIS JOB, a point that most readers just seem not to understand 3' Rouse is harsher on himself than the Mean Mommies he portrays 4' he LEARNS from this experience, from his partner and from the many good children at the school 5' he shows, at heart, what a good person Kitsy, the main Mean Mommy, is, but she believes -- unlike Wade, ultimately -- that she doesn't have any choice. And that is what life is about: Choices. Right and wrong. Too many readers get used to one-dimensional memoirs and novels, where the narrator and characters don't evolve. I urge the first reviewer to re-read this sad, funny memoir -- as well as Rouse's first memoir, the highly acclaimed America's Boy -- and give it some thought. Great memoirs make you think. And this one does.

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