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Have a Nice Guilt Trip

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

St. Martin's Press

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This four book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Booklist raved of the third book in the series, Meet Me At Emotional Baggage Claim,  “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.” This fourth volume, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, maintains the same sterling standard of humor and poignancy as Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies. Ok, to be honest, Lisa is acquiring the puppies, while Francesca is lucky enough to have dates with actual men. They leave it to the listeners to decide which is more desirable and/or or easier to train.

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Homely Remedies

By Lisa

 

I hate it when Mother Mary is right, which is always.

We begin a zillion years ago, when I’m a little kid with a bad cold, and Mother Mary goes instantly for the Vicks VapoRub. As a child, I had more Vicks Vapo rubbed on me than most consumptives. My chest was as shiny as a stripper’s and even more fragrant.

Camphor is still my favorite perfume.

Which could be why I’m single.

Another favorite home remedy of hers was the do-it-yourself humidifier. By this I mean she placed a Pyrex baking dish full of water

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REVIEWS

Praise for 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.”
—Delia Ephron, bestselling author of Sister Mother Husband Dog
 
“Whether Lisa and Francesca are contemplating mommy guilt, puppy love, or baby fever, this fabulous book is that rare mix of LOL wit and exquisite real-world wisdom. Perfect for a day at the beach, a night in the bathtub, or anytime life makes you say (in Lisa’s words) ouchie!”
—Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of Eyes on You

“Have a Nice Guilt Trip is a hilarious look into the modern woman’s mind. This duo’s ponderings on contemporary life and sometimes stormy family ties are always entertaining. Fasten your seatbelts for the good times ahead.”
—Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling author of Ladies’ Night

“Lisa and Francesca’s writing is so fun, funny, warm, sharp, and emotional that I wish I could both adopt and be adopted by them. Is that legally possible? Good thing Lisa’s a lawyer. She’ll know.”
—Megan Amram, author of Science…For Her!


PRAISE FOR LISA SCOTTOLINE AND FRANCESCA SERRITELLA
“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 on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

"[A] witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in the sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family."
—Publishers Weekly on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

“The perfect present for moms, grandmas, and aunts.”
—Cosmopolitan on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

“Scottoline savors every last bit of her life, and so will you.”
—People on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

 “Essays that are fun to read, share, and ponder.”
—Publishers Weekly on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

"Feels like one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age."
—Booklist on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

"A clever compilation from two generations of women reflecting on family, love, dessert, and everything in between."
—Booklist on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

"Rueful, uplifting, sweet, kooky—and always amusing."
—Publishers Weekly on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

“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.”
—Delia Ephron, bestselling author of Sister Mother Husband Dog
 
“Whether Lisa and Francesca are contemplating mommy guilt, puppy love, or baby fever, this fabulous book is that rare mix of LOL wit and exquisite real-world wisdom. Perfect for a day at the beach, a night in the bathtub, or anytime life makes you say (in Lisa’s words) ouchie!”
—Kate White, former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan and author of Eyes on You

“Have a Nice Guilt Trip is a hilarious look into the modern woman’s mind. This duo’s ponderings on contemporary life and sometimes stormy family ties are always entertaining. Fasten your seatbelts for the good times ahead.”
—Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling author of Ladies’ Night

“Lisa and Francesca’s writing is so fun, funny, warm, sharp, and emotional that I wish I could both adopt and be adopted by them. Is that legally possible? Good thing Lisa’s a lawyer. She’ll know.”
—Megan Amram, author of Science…For Her!


PRAISE FOR LISA SCOTTOLINE AND FRANCESCA SERRITELLA
“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 on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

"[A] witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in the sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family."
—Publishers Weekly on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

“The perfect present for moms, grandmas, and aunts.”
—Cosmopolitan on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

“Scottoline savors every last bit of her life, and so will you.”
—People on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

 “Essays that are fun to read, share, and ponder.”
—Publishers Weekly on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

"Feels like one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age."
—Booklist on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

"A clever compilation from two generations of women reflecting on family, love, dessert, and everything in between."
—Booklist on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

"Rueful, uplifting, sweet, kooky—and always amusing."
—Publishers Weekly on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

Reviews from Goodreads

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

  • LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar-Award winning author of twenty-one novels. She has served as the president of Mystery Writers of America, and her recent novel Look Again has been optioned for a feature film. She is a weekly columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and her columns have been collected in four books and optioned for television. She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty countries. 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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Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

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