Monday, August 18, 2014

Guilt Trip Giveaway from Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Mother-daughter author team Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella have a new essay collection just out called HAVE A NICE GUILT TRIP. Lucky for you I have a copy of this book--plus their FOUR previous books--to give away to one lucky winner. Yes, the winner gets all 5 books! Included are: 

1.    Have a Nice Guilt Trip
2.    Best Friends, Occasional Enemies
3.    Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim
4.    My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space
5.    Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

Comment below with what frivolous purchase you would make if you won a million bucks. Would you go on a shopping spree?  Buy the car of your dreams?  (Mine would be to buy a house in Boca Raton, Florida.)  I'll pick one winner at random on August 22. You can also enter to win an awesome "Guilt Trip Giveaway" prize pack worth more than $1,000! Visit Lisa's website for full details and the entry form: http://scottoline.com/Offers/index.html

About the Authors:
Lisa Scottoline is the New York Timesbestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 22 novels, including her latest, KEEP QUIET. 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, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, and the earlier, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, 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 and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, "Justice and Fiction" at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn't have it any other way.

Francesca Serritella was born in Philadelphia, and grew up in its suburbs. She went to Harvard, where she majored in English. After a year or two of feeling entirely intimidated by the place, she found her stride and went on to receive the Charles Edmond Horman Prize and the Baron Russell Briggs Prize for creative writing. Her senior thesis, a novella, won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, and she graduated with honors.

Her mother is Lisa Scottoline. She's a bestselling author, her best friend, and her hero. Together, they write a weekly humor column in The Philadelphia Inquirer called "Chick Wit." She contribute once a month to offer a younger perspective on their wacky family and life in general, and if you aren't an Inquirer subscriber, you can find a selection of her columns here. The column has been published as a series of collections of essays. The first and the second, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, and My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space, have some of her essays but not her name on it. The third, fourth, and fifth, Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim and Have a Nice Guilt Trip, have her name on the cover!

Currently, she live in New York City with her dog, Pip. When she’s not writing, she’s probably taking cell phone pictures of Pip and marveling at how cute he is, so if you want to see those, he has his very own page here.

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42 comments:

  1. What wouldn't I buy? I know I'd get some Louis Vuitton bags and a new car for sure. I'd have to be practical with most of it though.

    Fe R.
    ferob@yahoo.com

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  2. A very expensive wedding for my daughter.

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  3. Buy a place mercer island Seattle to be near our son.
    Lomazowr@gmail.com

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  4. I would take a world cruise with my sweet hubby! What an adventure that would be!

    conniecape@aol.com

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  5. Sendsusanmail at gmail dot com
    I would go on a shopping spree and a beach vacation!

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  6. I would buy places of their dreams for my children.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  7. If I won a million dollors my frivolous purchase would be a vacation home in the mountains.

    ayancey1974(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. a frivolous gift for myself, there's a line of hand bags I admire every time I walk through Nieman Marcus called "Balenciaga" they are amazing, I'd buy one in every color

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  9. I would travel to all of the exotic places that I have only been able to dream about

    kinini01@hotmail.com

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  10. If I won a million bucks I would get a new house, pay off our debt, pay for another degree for myself, help my children pay for their college.

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  11. First a new house then a piece of a race horse. Sure a million would not be enough to keep up a horse.

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  12. take a trip with my daughter to Virginia Beach!

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  13. I would buy a house in the mountains beside a small river.

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  14. I would buy laser hair-removal treatments. I would spend dramatically less time in the shower if I didn't have to shave.

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  15. If I won a million dollars my frivolous purchase would be a small house on the Jersey Shore. The ocean at my disposal!

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  16. I would try to buy a small cottage or house by the ocean. I just love the ocean and would love to live near it and listen to the waves, smell the salty air and hear the birds.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

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  17. I would take a trip around the world!

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  18. I'd probably buy a house near the ocean, and lots and lots of books! :)

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  19. I would make provisions for my daughter's and granddaughter's
    future, buy my husband a new truck and add a sunroom to our house for my enjoyment.
    Connie
    cps1950@gmail.com

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  20. I'd buy an RV so we could travel and take the critters with us so we don't have to worry about petsitters.

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  21. A few long-desired pieces of statement jewelry ;-)

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  22. I would buy a cabin in the mountains and retire!

    rhondajgothier@yahoo.com

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  23. I'd build an outdoor room. It would be my library & reading room. (I'd fill it full of books.)


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  24. I would pay bills and put the rest in savings . I also would maybe go back to college. amymays53@gmail.com

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  25. I would go and buy a new car!
    mmyheartishere@gmail.com

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  26. A farmhouse in Wales, not that I consider that frivolous. :-) Then I'd add a library wing and two offices, one for my professor husband and one for me so both of us can write without distractions.

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  27. If I won a million bucks I would buy a car for all my kids & spouses. Then I would pay off their student loans from college. Oh, yes, I need a new car, too.

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  28. I'd pay off the mortgage, fix the house, buy a new car and an iPad for my family members.

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  29. First would be a new house then new clothes!!

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  30. I would buy a beach house. I've always wanted one.

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  31. I would buy a different pair of eyeglasses for every day of the week!

    rdicarne.olm@gmail.com

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  32. I would buy a big house with a huge room for me where I would have many bookcases.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  33. I would buy all books I want and trip around the world :D
    bubacka07@outlook.com

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  34. I would travel and buy all the books/printed matter my heart desires! kathy@ec.rr.com

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  35. I would buy this house in the city near by that I've loved for years and use the rest to pay off all my family & friends' debts.

    therock38545@hotmail.com

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  37. Congratulations to Connie. You have 48 hours to e mail me your mailing address and claim your prize!

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  38. Thank you ever so much. Marlene!! I couldn't be more delighted. I love these two authors. Their sense of humor and the mother-daughter love they share is very special. Wahoo!!

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  39. I would buy a small house with a large library and fill it with all the books on my TBR wishlist. Mmmmmmmmm books!!!

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