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2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A great book from one of my favorite writers!

The best book yet from one of my favorite writers. In 'Prospect Park West' Sohn skewers her own neighborhood - I have read she lives in Park Slope - with hilarious and poignant results. This book examines contemporary motherhood through the lens of four very different ...
The best book yet from one of my favorite writers. In 'Prospect Park West' Sohn skewers her own neighborhood - I have read she lives in Park Slope - with hilarious and poignant results. This book examines contemporary motherhood through the lens of four very different characters: a neurotic mom, a movie star, an adulterous wife, and a closeted lesbian. My favorite parts were when she poked fun at the helicopter style of so many of today's young moms but I also loved the New York celebrity references, which are more fun to read about than even Bruce Wagner's. For people who loved the sex in Sohn's other books like Run Catch Kiss, there is no shortage of that here, belying the stereotype of undersexed Park Slope parents. For people who live in Park Slope, or similar neighborhoods filled with affluent Gen X parents and their baby gear, this book will ring true. And for people who don't, there is a lot of interesting commentary on such modern issues as sex after parenthood, celebrity culture, antidepressants, and modern marriage. A page turner! I highly recommend it.

posted by BrooklynMmm on June 28, 2009

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4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Mildly entertaining

I heard that this book was hilarious so I bought it. It is mildly entertaining, but borrow it from someone or from the library. Don't waste your money. The writing is terrible and it reads like a miniseries. The author clearly has an agenda and opinions. What I tho...
I heard that this book was hilarious so I bought it. It is mildly entertaining, but borrow it from someone or from the library. Don't waste your money. The writing is terrible and it reads like a miniseries. The author clearly has an agenda and opinions. What I thought was funny about it was clearly the author's opinion that women who work show up on the playground at 5:30 or 6PM and enjoy their children more than SAHM's or SHAMs as she calls them. I'm not home until 8:30 or 9pm and usually my kids are asleep already.

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  • Posted June 28, 2009

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    A great book from one of my favorite writers!

    The best book yet from one of my favorite writers. In 'Prospect Park West' Sohn skewers her own neighborhood - I have read she lives in Park Slope - with hilarious and poignant results. This book examines contemporary motherhood through the lens of four very different characters: a neurotic mom, a movie star, an adulterous wife, and a closeted lesbian. My favorite parts were when she poked fun at the helicopter style of so many of today's young moms but I also loved the New York celebrity references, which are more fun to read about than even Bruce Wagner's. For people who loved the sex in Sohn's other books like Run Catch Kiss, there is no shortage of that here, belying the stereotype of undersexed Park Slope parents. For people who live in Park Slope, or similar neighborhoods filled with affluent Gen X parents and their baby gear, this book will ring true. And for people who don't, there is a lot of interesting commentary on such modern issues as sex after parenthood, celebrity culture, antidepressants, and modern marriage. A page turner! I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    You guys need to relax

    I bought this book despite the reviews because i lived in park slope and wanted to capture a bit of my brooklyn days. It was well written, funny and just rediculous enough. Well worth the money and the time spent reading it!

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  • Posted May 18, 2010

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    the well written story line focuses deeply on each mommy's psyche in a lampooning amusing way;

    The gentrified yuppie population has invaded Park Slope in Brooklyn. There they file away in Co-ops that cost a fortune. Most are filled rage and boredom; at least the mommy yuppies are; who knows what the daddy yuppies are doing across the bay in Manhattan.

    On the playgrounds and cafes, the mothers meet to commiserate their impotency. Abandoned Rebecca's attempts to seduce her spouse fail because he prefers fatherhood over spousal-hood. Lonely Lizzie leans increasingly to returning to lesbianism as her roadie spouse is never home. Ennui Karen finds living in the borough too limited to a social climber ready to take Wall St. Actress Melora misses Manhattan where her myriad of mental phobias are eccentric while here in the burb they are psychotic.

    This is an interesting satirical mommy lit starring four women with differing issues. Each comes across as their own person and the oft-referenced neighborhood provides strong background to their plight. Although the well written story line focuses deeply on each mommy's psyche in a lampooning amusing way; their individual sexual and kiddy plights seem shallow when each makes it feel as if the end of days has begun. Still sub-genre fans will want to visit Prospect Park West to see how the yuppie moms cope.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Posted February 23, 2010

    I loved this Book !

    This is one of my new favorite books, I couldnot put it down! If you like Candace Bushnell's One Fifth Avenue, you will love this book. I cant wait for more books by this author.

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