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LALA PETTIBONE | BOOK 1

Lala Pettibone’s Act Two

BY HEIDI MASTROGIOVANNI

Release Date: 2/21/2017

ISBN: 9781944995072 | eBook ISBN: 9781944995089

She won't be able to write her way out of this one...

Lala Pettibone, a forty-something widow whose outrageous antics befit women half her age, has been imagining her sexy boss, Gerard, is as smitten with her as she is with him. Enter Gerard’s fabulous girlfriend from Paris.

After spending the rest of the day drinking wine straight from the bottle, Lala attends the monthly meeting of her Greenwich Village co-op, where the residents are informed that a toxic wasteland has appeared in the building’s basement and everyone needs to pony up forty grand by the end of the week.

Ever the one to make limoncello out of lemons, Lala reluctantly decides to sublet her apartment and visit her Auntie Geraldine in Los Angeles. Good things come her way in sunny LA, including Dr. David, a handsome veterinarian, and inspiration to transform her previously rejected, uproarious screenplay into a novel.

Lala Pettibone’s Act Two is a wonderfully hilarious, second coming-of-age novel. Bridget Jones has absolutely nothing on Lala in the Late-Bloomer-With-Maybe-Lots-of-Potential Department.


Lala’s zest for life, love of rescue dogs, and solid friendships will keep readers engaged. Mastrogiovanni’s debut is a story about second chances with a sense of humor.
— Kirkus Reviews
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About Heidi Mastrogiovanni

Heidi Mastrogiovanni is the author of Lala Pettibone’s Act Two and Lala Pettibone: Standing Room Only. She is a dedicated animal welfare advocate who lives in Los Angeles with her musician husband and their three rescued senior dogs, Chester, Maggie, and Squeaks. She loves to read, hike, travel, and do a classic spit-take whenever something is really funny. Heidi is fluent in German and French, though she doesn’t understand why both those languages feel they need more than one definite article.

Heidi is a graduate of Wesleyan University and was chosen as one of ScreenwritingU’s 15 Most Recommended Screenwriters of 2013. The comedy web series she writes and produces, Verdene and Gleneda, was awarded the Hotspot on the Writers Guild of America’s Hotlist.