Other Books in Series
This is book number 7 in the The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman series.
- #1: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (Paperback): $17.99
- #2: My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (Paperback): $17.99
- #4: Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #4) (Paperback): $16.99
- #5: Have a Nice Guilt Trip (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #5) (Paperback): $14.99
- #6: Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #6) (Paperback): $15.99
- #8: I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #8) (CD-Audio): $29.99
“The mother-daughter duo returns with a collection of breezy summer essays, perfect for the beach, the pool or even the couch. This witty, insightful assortment of stories is a wonderfully entertaining look into the lives of two modern women.” –Parade Magazine
The New York Times bestselling mother-daughter team returns with a new collection in the series that Oprah Magazine calls the "Perfect Summer Must-Read," of funny and relatable true stories in the everyday lives of modern women. Lisa and Francesca give their multigenerational take on a variety of topics, from the terrors of Tinder to the indignities of the gym, and from fleece as formalwear to playing the lotto as financial planning, sounding like two girlfriends you’ve known your whole life. As with all mothers and daughters, Lisa and Francesca sometimes joke, sometimes fight, but always love their way through life’s best and worst moments. You’ll laugh along with them, and when you finish, you will want to share the fun with your mother, daughter, or best friend.
So join Lisa and Francesca as they travel from the beach to the city to the suburbs and all the places in between, exasperating, supporting, and enjoying each other along the way.
"Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." —Delia Ephron, bestselling author
“True tales of how we live now from a mother and daughter who are best pals—and a very funny writing team.” –People (Best Beach Book)
About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author of novels including Look Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me and Everywhere That Mary Went. She also writes a weekly column, “Chick Wit,” with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. The columns have been collected in Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog and My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.
FRANCESCA SERRITELLA 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 is working on a novel, and she lives in New York with only one dog, so far. Francesca is the coauthor of I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool, Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? and many others.
Praise for This Series
“We get to be flies on the wall as the mother-daughter team fights, makes up, and hurls barbs just like you and your mom.” –O, The Oprah Magazine (PerfectSummer Must Read)
"Guaranteed laughs: short, sharp musings on life from [this] perennially hilarious mom-daughter duo." -Good Housekeeping
“The perfect present for moms, grandmas, and aunts.” —Cosmopolitan
“Mother and daughter give an entertaining, down–to-earth narration as they reflect on various aspects of their lives.” –AudioFile(Best Book of the Year)
“Readers can count on an ab-toning laugh session, a silly giggle, a sympathetic sigh, and a lump in the throat as life’s moments are rehashed through the keen eyes and wits of this lovable mother-daughter duo.” –Booklist
“More light, bright essays to delight fans of this mother-daughter writing team. This collection offers a gateway to their humorous, breezy style, featuring rapid-fire paragraphs and plenty of sarcasm.” –Kirkus Reviews
“Warm and engaging…Scottoline and Serritella bring wisdom and laughs.” –PublishersWeekly
“Hilarious and heartwarming tales about family, food, life,love, and the beach certain to delight readers of all ages.” –National Examiner
“Relatable…will have you laughing and crying.” –The Parkersburg News and Sentinel (Best Booksof 2016)