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Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella

Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella
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  • Published in USA  Nov 2012
    272 pages
    Genre: Short Stories & Essays

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From the bestselling mother/daughter writing duo comes another hilarious collection of essays about  motherhood, daughterhood, womanhood, and  "does this hood look good on me?"

Love and tomato sauce are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca's mother-daughter turned best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many.  But now that Lisa is a suburban empty-nester and Francesca is an independent twenty-something in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart.  How does a mother's love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries?  You'll laugh out loud as they face-off over the proper technique for packing dishes, the importance of bringing a coat in the summertime, and the dos and don'ts of dating at any age.  Add feisty octogenarian Mother Mary to the mix, and you have a Molotov cocktail of estrogen, opinions, and fun

Booklist raved that Best Friends, Occasional Enemies was "one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age," and now, in Meet Me at the Emotional Baggage Claim, the mother-daughter duo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella continue the conversation with more hilarious and honest tales of life inside an ordinary, extraordinary family. These stories will make you laugh, cry, and call your mother, daughter, and all your girlfriends.

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"A warm, lively collection of narrative vignettes...Erma Bombeck for mothers and daughters, with a zesty Italian twist." - Kirkus Reviews

"There's a lot of love in this book; readers who have affectionate families will feel at home, and those who don't will enjoy these relatives who are also friends." - Publishers Weekly

"Editors Recommendation. Filled with rollicking stories and ample quantities of accidental wisdom, this new book by the mother-daughter who gave us Best Friends, Occasional Enemies renews our faith in second generations." - Barnes and Noble

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Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella Author Biography

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 20 novels, including Don't Go, published April 9, 2013. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled "Chick Wit" which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman's perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in four books including their most recent, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, and the earlier, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV, and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in New York Times, The Washington Post...

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