Friday, July 14, 2017

I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella

Hardcover, 320 pages
Expected publication: July 11th 2017 by St. Martin's Press

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.

My Thoughts…

I am not a short story collection fan.  I like a storyline, a set of characters, and an ending.      I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool changed my mind on everything I thought I needed.   I read this on a plane and caught myself laughing out loud, smiling, and cringing at the stories.     They are told in separate chapters by both Lisa and Francesca.    

There were numerous times that I could relate to what was happening in their lives.    The reactions to different events were so real that I could see myself in their stories.      I found it fun to get a glimpse into the author’s lives and see that they are normal, real, everyday people.      The situations they find themselves in are the same as their readers.    

Reading I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool made both Lisa and Francesca seem more like my friends.    I believe both these amazing ladies would fit in perfectly with my friends and family.

Thank you Jordan Hanley at St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for  a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.   

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