Odd Mom Out

Odd Mom Out

by Jane Porter
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Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter

Advertising executive Marta Zinsser is no poster child for her wealthy Seattle suburb-and nothing could please her more. This former New Yorker wears combat boots, not Manolos, and drives a righteous Harley hog instead of a Mercedes SUV. Now she's launching her own agency in this land of the Microsoft elite, even though her ten-year-old daughter wishes she'd put on a sweater set and just be normal.


Can this ex-urbanite remain uniquely herself without alienating the inner circle of smug, cookie-cutter executive wives? And when push comes to shove, can she stop being the proud odd mom out and take a chance at something frighteningly-and tantalizingly-new?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446699235
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 09/27/2007
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jane Porter lives in Seattle, Washington, with her two children. You can find out more about her at www.janeporter.com.

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Odd Mom Out 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
kimberlyindy More than 1 year ago
Marta is ok with all the decisions she has made and doesn’t feel the pressure to fit in until her daughter Eva is affected. Porter does a great job of showing the struggle of fitting in from both the mom and daughter perspectives. Marta tries to do it for her daughter after she overhears people talking, and Eva just wants to fit in (and all of us have felt that way at some point in our lives.) I grew up with a single mom and I thought Jane did a great job with the mother/daughter relationship. Loved it!
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
Not your average Suburban mom. Marta, a single mother does her best to raise her daughter Eva, who just wishes her mom was like the other girls' mom's at her school. She does her best to fit in, but refuses to change some of the things she loves. She finds love when she least expects it. This was a fun book and hard to put down.
LWC15 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book!
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jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
The Odd Mom Out by Jane Porter Marta works at home in the advertising area. She attends PTA's and just does NOT feel like she belongs - her ideas, and clothing, her lifestyle, nothing. Eva her daughter is all about fitting in. Her mom overhear the women talking about her daughter and her clothes. She is devastated but so happy her daughter didn't hear. Her daughter wants her to hang around with other mothers in hopes she will become more like them, dress properly and feminine and not stand out by wearing her combat boots, holy jeans and driving her motorcycle. Marta has vowed to never fall in love with a guy again but she keeps running into a macho man everywhere she goes in town. She deals with business problems and her daughter is acting out by doing cruel things to herself, and her mom being sick isn't helping. I like this book for a few reasons: the mom is going through wandering around lost as she has alzeihemers, hits home as we are dealing with the disease with a family member. Like the scenery of the Seattle area-places I've yet to go when we visit my daughter and her family. Her friend who travels to visit them puts her foot down and intervenes to get her to start dating. Her daughter is also helping in that regard. Is this just what she needed or should she get back to working in her business as it's on a downfall? As life goes on business is now her personal life, they are one.
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Great read, my first by this author. Love how she develops Marta to be this kick-a$$ woman, who shows her vulnerability and doubts with child rearing, and love. Enjoyed the relationship building between Marta and Luke. Pretty good character developement and very entertaining!
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Melinda_WM More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable, light read without being "cotton candy." Fun!
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Kickbutt_mama More than 1 year ago
One of the best first person books I've ever read and the humor had me laughing out loud.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the book was one big whine from an over privileged character, whose selfishness drove her life.
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Odd mom out was a great book and left me wanting to read the rest of the series asap.
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This was the first book I read by this author and it will not be the last. I LOVED this book!! I was hooked from page one. I loved Marta's spunk and how she handled herself with the stay-at-home moms. I felt her internal struggle with trying to validate her daughter's feelings about being friends with the popular girls, however trying to raise her daughter to just be herself. Marta prides herself on being independent and created a world that she doesn't allow anyone in, in fear that it will disrupt her life. Then she meets Luke and realizes that she hasn't been living at all. I can't wait to read the follow-up 'Mrs. Perfect'. 4.5/5