I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere But the Pool by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 11th 2017
Genres: Humor, Non-Fiction
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
Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mothers out there! I have a few wonderful mothers in my life, my mom (of course) and my mother in law but also my sister and sister in law. I love them all and would not trade them for the world!
I am also lucky enough to be a mother but I prefer to celebrate the day my daughter was born rather than mother’s day. I am stronger, more loving, more honest and caring, and just a better person because of my daughter. I am not sure every mother can say that but I know the day I had my daughter my life turned around. I feel like it is the same for these two authors.
You may be tempted to skip around because this is built up like tiny little stories inside the lives of Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, but the stories build on themselves. There are multiple stories from Lisa about gardening and then snakes and more gardening. They all made sense in her life but also in a broader perspective, which I would not have if I had skipped around.
Both girls are hilarious. I just have to put that out there. Their storytelling is also compelling enough, to make me laugh, cry, snort even! To be completely honest I have not read either gal but I definitely will now. I am more than ever curious about their lives and the way they both seem to be a force to be reckoned with!
Plus while it seems like there isn’t a theme, it kind of seem like it all was around a generality of girl power. Not IN YOUR FACE girl power, but a nice little high five in book form to the other gals in the world. It is lovely to see that women can and do live their lives happily, with or without men! I, personally, love my husband but there are times when I want to smother him. Mostly at night while he snores or when he tries to out fart the dog. Yay for men! But also, yay for women! Where would any of us be without them?
I love reading non-fiction. There’s just something about it, especially when it’s comedic, that is so soothing. Like a balm for the soul. This is especially soothing, even through all the snorts and laughter. These gals are amazing.
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