By: Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: 7/12/2016
My Rating: 4 Stars
Blog Tour Stop July 14
Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand) Mother Mary."
This seventh volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo.
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The seventh in the series, Lisa Scottoline and daughter, Francesca Serritella have teamed up to bring their hilarious and witty perspective on the everyday true life as mother and daughter. They speak about their lives separate and together, in their latest, I’VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.
A joint humorous collection of short stories, full of wit and wisdom, and a "must" for your summer beach bag!
They see themselves as normal and ordinary and their hope their readers will see more of their own individual lives and families reflected in the stories they share. (except they say, hopefully behave better).
Each summer they take a road trip (book tour) though the Hamptons, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and this year expanding to Virginia Beach and Cape Cod. They love summer and bring a little spice, to readers—helping women ease off the gas emotionally. Mental flip-flops. More laughter. Life unplugged. The beach! Of course, I live at the beach, so it is summer year round!
As with "sand", they reiterate; do not let it bother you. It’s a sprinkling of a summertime mood. A gritty little reminder of summer. The mother-daughter duo, provide "laugh out loud" funny moments. From Does this Beach Make Me Look Fat, this series brings a look at life’s topics told with honesty, humor, wit, and lots of sarcasm.
Timing with the July launch date, the book will find its way into the hands of women of all ages across American while on summer vacation. Even though they discuss in detail the different months of the year (not just summer). A year in their lives, both good and bad. From holidays to the everyday daily routines.
No subject is off limits. From pets, children, family, dating, aging, diet, spandex, time, calories, social security, dogs, celebrities, doormen, and many of life’s moments, both light and dark. From city life to suburbia.
Turning sixty, birthdays, gardens, golf, middle age, sex, clothes, writing, health, hair, food, aging, time, politics, holidays, books, panic attacks, post-menopausal parties, and my favorite: Middle age: The new term for sixty-year-olds (since I am in this bracket). Seventy is the new twenty. (love it)
With the span of ages, women get chick-lit advice from travel, family, to everyday living. Short and sassy chapters, light-hearted anecdotes full of emotion. From young and contemporary to experienced and mature - a multi-generational range. Enjoyed the banter between mom and daughter, since I have sons.
Having read many of talented Lisa Scottoline’s fictional books for years, this is my first non-fictional read by mother-daughter duo. I enjoyed the personal side of these talented women for an easy warm-hearted breezy summer escape!
Also purchased the audiobook narrated by the two authors - FUN, FUN!
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Listen to two essays--Lisa Scottoline's "Doggie Dramz" and Francesca Serritella's "Mommy's Day Out"--from their latest collection I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES.
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About the Authors
LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of more than twenty novels and coauthor of several humor memoirs in this series. She also writes a Sunday column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has 30 million copies of her books in print, and is published in thirty countries. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with an array of disobedient pets.
FRANCESCA SERRITELLA is a New York Times bestselling author and columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing.
She lives in New York with one dog and one cat, so far.Lisa and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, have teamed up to bring their hilarious and witty perspective on the everyday life as mother and daughter in their weekly essays, which you can find in their latest collection, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?
With stories that will have you laughing out loud one minute and tearing up the next, Lisa and Francesca connect with readers on a deeply emotional level because of their honesty, warts and all.
And by the time you turn the last page, you will feel like you just found two new best girlfriends. Earlier collections include Have a Nice Guilt Trip, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space, and Best Friends, Occasional Enemies. Read More
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