I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool is a great title. It sums up this collection of humorous essays from the mother daughter combo of Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. Light and breezy, this book encompasses musings on all aspects of life and from the perspective of a sixty year old twice divorced successful author who lives in the Philly suburbs, and a thirty year old single up and comer living in New York City. From the cover blurb – They offer a fresh and funny take on the triumphs and face-palm moments of modern life, showing that when it comes to navigating the crazy world we live in, you’ve always been your own best lifeguard.
From Lisa’s chapter Collect Them All –
Either way, I have too many books.
I know, I don’t think it’s a problem either.
The only thing is they’re overtaking my house.
She goes on to discuss putting book shelves in her kitchen, the only room without such shelving. It’s a funny chapter and one I could identify with.
From Francesca’s chapter Hi, My Name Is
“It’s a good networking opportunity.”
If there’s a more anxiety inducing sentence than that, I don’t know it.
Networking is the worst. I like people and I’m outgoing, but I like connecting with people on a real level. I make friends. I don’t make “contacts”.
She goes on to describe an event, and being the awkward outcast standing in a corner. We’ve all been there.
Lifeguard is a very fun non-fiction book I plucked from the library shelves. If you need a chuckle or two, this is the book for you. Enjoy.