Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat? (Hardcover)

True Stories and Confessions (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #6)

By Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella

St. Martin's Press, 9781250059949, 304pp.

Publication Date: July 7, 2015

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Digital Audiobook (7/6/2015)
Paperback (6/14/2016)
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The unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team presents a new collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to. From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. As Lisa says, "More and more, especially in the summertime when I'm sitting on the beach, I'm learning not to sweat it. To go back to the child that I used to be. To see myself through the loving eyes of my parents. To eat on the beach. And not to worry about whether every little thing makes me look fat. In fact, not to worry at all."

So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way.

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.

Praise For Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?: True Stories and Confessions (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #6)

“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” on Have a Nice Guilt Trip

“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” on Have a Nice Guilt Trip

“Mother and daughter give an entertaining, down -to-earth narration as they reflect on various aspects of their lives.” —AudioFile “Best Book of 2014” on Have a Nice Guilt Trip

“A funny uplifting read for women of any generation.” —Publishers Weekly on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

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

“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