Super Mom Saves the World [NOOK Book]

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Super Mom Saves the World

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Overview

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Midwestern mom uses her superpowers to battle evil. Hauser picks up where she left off in Confessions of Super Mom (2005). This time around, the citizens of Astro Park face corrupt politicians, a Little League steroid scandal and environmental terrorism. But Birdie Lee, aka Super Mom, is always on the lookout for evildoers. Birdie has been endowed with the ability to squirt cleaning fluids from her fingertips and clean with the "power of ten thousand Swiffers." When Super Mom's not administering her Merciless Gaze (which causes mere mortals to speak the truth) or satisfying the cravings of hungry teens with snacks from her Apron of Anticipation, she works at a local grocery store as a checkout clerk. Though she has enviable cleaning prowess, Birdie is saddled with commonplace woes. She's a single mom raising two teenagers-enough to bring even Wonder Woman to her knees. Hauser expertly sketches adolescents Kelly and Martin, complete with zits, crushes, broken friendships and all the other messiness involved in their hyper-emotional lives. But it's when she writes about Birdie's second-chance romance with local scientist Carl Sayers that the story is most compelling. After being burned by her handsome ex, Doctor Dan, Birdie's instinct is to shield her heart from future pain; it's a struggle to let Carl join her close-knit family. Hauser's belief in happy endings where justice and love prevail at times makes her tale too saccharine, but it provides a welcome break from the proliferation of urban mommy books. For those who rely on Fresh Direct and nannies to run a household, this will read like a foreign text. The women in Hauser's world clean their own toilets, volunteer for the PTA and bakea mean tuna casserole. A quaint behind-the-scenes look into the modern-day problems of middle age.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440674570
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 3/6/2007
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 853,304
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Former member of the PTA Melanie Lynne Hauser lives in Chicago with her husband and two teenage sons. Author website: melanielynnehauser.com.
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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    fun satirical tale

    Birdie ¿Super Mom¿ Lee feels it is her duty to keep the world, at least that of her hometown of Astro park, safe from super villains, usually that denotes corrupt politicians. When Birdie must battle these evil doers, she uses super powers of squirting cleaning fluid from her fingertips and forcing the truth out of suspects and her two teen offspring Kelly and Martin with the Merciless Gaze. That she uses when she works the grocery store cash register. She wonders how superheroes save the world without breaking a nail when she struggles to keep Astro Park safe. --- Scientist Carl Sayers is attracted to Birdie, but she fears any relationship having been devastated by her remarried husband filing for divorce again from number two ex spouse Doctor Dan. Instead Birdie tries to keep her kids, her community and her heart safe. Still defying physics by persisting, Carl and Birdie begin dating over the objections of their respective children and her former husband. Meanwhile Birdie believes the politicians have done it again with a new stadium that has enhanced bankbooks and filled the little league ballpark with steroids. --- The latest adventure of Supermom is a fun satirical tale that lampoons superheroes, politicians, and suburban soccer make that security make that scandal moms. The story line is lighthearted fun as Birdie lives up the title at least in her ¿world¿ by cleaning evil and crooked creeps from her hometown while also falling in love. --- Harriet Klausner

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