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I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (Volume 8)

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

St. Martin's Press

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"Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives." —Delia Ephron, bestselling author

The bestselling and “perennially hilarious” mother-daughter team is back with a new collection of stories from their real lives, guaranteed to make you laugh out loud. Join Lisa and Francesca as they regret drunk-shopping online, try smell-dating, and explore the freedom of a hiatus from men - a Guyatus. They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and facepalm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’re always your own best lifeguard.

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Introduction

Lisa


Welcome to our collection of funny stories about our everyday lives, which will sound like your everyday lives, except less well behaved.

We’re a mother-daughter team who also happens to be best friends—as...

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Praise for I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool

Praise for This Series

“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)

“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

“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(Perfect Summer 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.” –Publishers Weekly

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About the author

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning novelist and coauthor of this series of humorous memoirs. There are 30 million copies of her novels in print, and she has been published in thirty countries. She and Francesca also write a Sunday column entitled Chick Wit for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She lives in the Philadelphia suburbs with an array of disobedient pets.

FRANCESCA SERRITELLA is a New York Times bestselling author and a columnist for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for her novella. She lives in New York City with one dog and one cat, so far, and she is working on a novel.

Lisa Scottoline

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Francesca Serritella

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