A Most Uncommon Degree of Praise: "Tellingly--and often poignantly--pinpoints the deep and unexpected feelings as a mother and daughter negotiate the tricky, often fraught, transition from child to teenager." --Elizabeth Buchan, "New York"" Times "bestselling author of "Revenge of the " "Middle Aged Woman" and "The Good Wife Strikes Back" "Kathleen Gilles Seidel is absolutely the most fascinating writer. She turns an insightful and entertaining eye on the elite world of private school teenage girls and the moms who care...maybe too much? Reading groups take notice! Lots to talk about here." --Susan Elizabeth Phillips, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Match Me If You Can" "Jane Austen lives! Kathleen Gilles Seidel's wit, social insight, and wry, compassionate view sound like no one else." --Mary Jo Putney, "New York Times" bestselling author of "River"" Of ""Fire" "A piercing tale of a perfect mother caught between her desires for her children and the realities of their lives, Kathleen Gilles Seidel's novel is a page-turning, irresistible read." --Amy Scheibe, author of "What Do You Do All Day" "What do you get when a super-charged turbo mom wakes up one day to find her teenage daughter suddenly on the outs with the in crowd?" Desperate Housewives" meets" Mean Girls"? No! Kathleen Gilles Seidel's witty and compassionate new novel." --Nancy Lieberman, author of "Admissions" "A heart-wrenching, funny, and insightful tale of privileged mothers and the children they love too much. I laughed. I nodded. I cringed. I gobbled this delicious novel up in one weekend." --Karen Quinn, author of "The Ivy Chronicles""" "Seidel trains hermasterly lens towards the troubling world of young Queen Bees and B-Listers, but smartly focuses on the mothers around them who ought to know better. A gripping and very adult tale, and above all, entertaining." --Laurie Gwen Shapiro, author of "The Matzo Ball Heiress"Seidel, Kathleen Gilles is the author of 'Most Uncommon Degree of Popularity ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780312333270 and ISBN 0312333277.