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I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places

I've Got Sand In All the Wrong Places

The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman (Volume 7)

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

St. Martin's Griffin

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“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)


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Lisa Scottoline & Francesca Serritella - I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman, I'VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES! This 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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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)

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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)

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Reviews from Goodreads

Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning author of more than twenty-eight novels and coauthor of The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman books, including Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She also writes a Sunday column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has 30 million copies of her books in print, and she has been 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 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 is the co-author of The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman books, including Have a Nice Guilt Trip. Francesca lives in New York City with one dog and one cat, so far.

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