Clari Drake is a former hotshot TV news reporter whose brash tenacity shot her star across the cutthroat, competitive San Francisco news market for decades. That is until the ignominious end of Clari's career was captured on videotape and circulated to a national audience who laughed her into oblivion. Now Clari is feisty, frumpy, and forty-something and has just entered the world’s second meanest business: being a mom at a posh private school in the People’s Republic of Berkeley. Clari lives with her two boys, Zach and Zeppo, a loving husband, farting dog, and filthy hamster in the flatlands on the wrong side of the university’s tracks. Her troubles begin when she enrolls Zach in the Bidwell-Coggin School in the Berkeley Hills, home to the wealthy elite that surprisingly exists in the fabled land of Birkenstocks and woolen socks. Zach, who is a little person, is the only odd-man-out on campus aside from his anxious, overweight mother. But Zach isn’t the problem - Clari is - especially when a letter arrives home on the first day of school offering an odd explanation for the departure of the beloved headmaster. When a loser from Las Vegas takes his place, Clari’s once formidable reporting instincts rise again, driving her to save the school from self-destruction while preserving her place among the beautiful people she loves to hate. Over the course of the school year, Clari unravels her best story in decades with a quirky cast of characters including an octogenarian librarian, angry black woman, gay teacher, Catholic priest, and an aging lap dancer from Vegas. Can Clari resurrect her glory days without ruining Zach's future? What begins with a Freudian slip ends with the indomitable Clari Drake finding clarity in Berkeley. Find it HERE and on AMAZON!