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Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

Lisa Scottoline with Francesca Serritella; Read by the authors

Macmillan Audio

From the bestselling mother/daughter writing duo comes another hilarious collection of essays about  motherhood, daughterhood, womanhood, and  “does this hood look good on me?”

Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca’s mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many.  But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart.  How does a mother’s love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries?  You’ll laugh out loud as they face-off over the proper technique for packing dishes, the importance of bringing a coat in the summertime, and the dos and don’ts of dating at any age.  Add feisty octogenarian Mother Mary to the mix, and you have a Molotov cocktail of estrogen, opinions, and fun. 

Booklist raved that Best Friends, Occasional Enemies was "one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age," and now, in Meet Me at the Emotional Baggage Claim, the mother-daughter duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella continue the conversation with more hilarious and honest tales of life inside an ordinary, extraordinary family. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and call your mother, daughter, and all your girlfriends.

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Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim
By Lisa
 

I was just talking with a friend of mine, who says she has to nag her kids every time they leave for a trip. She nags them to pack their bags, to get ready on time, and to not forget their sneakers. She feels bad for nagging them, and all of it takes me back to when Daughter Francesca was ten years old and we had one of the best fights of our life.
And yes, you can have a good fight with your daughter.
If you’ve read me before, you know that I think fighting is healthy and normal, and a good fight is when you learn something
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Praise for Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

“What makes this third collection of the authors’ ‘Chick Wit’ columns so much fun is hearing them read it themselves. Lisa Scottoline’s smart-alecky delivery supports her wisecracking style of introspection and self-deprecating humor… [Francesca’s] energy is high and her observations are spot-on.” – AudioFile Magazine

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Kirkus | MEET ME AT EMOTIONAL BAGGAGE CLAIM by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
A warm, lively collection of narrative vignettes chronicling the day-to-day relationship of two women who also happen to be part of a successful mother-daughter writing team.
- Kirkus Reviews

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lisa Scottoline with Francesca Serritella; Read by the authors

  • LISA SCOTTOLINE is The New York Times bestselling and Edgar-Award winning author of eighteen novels.  She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in twenty-five countries.  She is currently serving as the president of the Mystery Writers of America.  She lives in Philadelphia with an array of disobedient pets.

    FRANCESCA SCOTTOLINE 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. 

  • Lisa Scottoline © Deborah Feingold
    Lisa Scottoline
  • Francesca Serritella ©April Narby
    Francesca Serritella
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Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

Lisa Scottoline with Francesca Serritella; Read by the authors

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