It's really more of a 1.5 - there is some humor here and I certainly know (or have, at least, seen) parents like these - the ones who probably shouldn't have had children yet because they, themselves, aren't exactly adults. But I really just took no pleasure in this read. Not a whit. I was irritated, frustrated, and mostly just found it bordering on offensive. Not offensive in a "GASP!" sort of way - but offensive that a subject so ripe for fiction (Park Slope parents) was written about poorly, so simply, so lacking in nuance or intelligent commentary. That said, if you're a Park Slope parent or if you're looking for some run of the mill chick lit, there are worse places to go than Motherland.THAT said... aggressive 'pass', readers.