For immediate release | May 9, 2017

Scottoline and Serritella to appear at ‘The Laugh’s On Us’ sponsored by Ingram Content Group

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania — Mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella will be featured in the lineup of United for Libraries’ “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, featuring headlining standup comedian and author Paula Poundstone, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

Scottoline and Serritella’s book “I Need a Lifeguard Everywhere but the Pool” (St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan) will be released in July. Scottline is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar award-winning novelist and coauthor of this series of humorous memoirs. There are 30 million copies of her novels in print, and she has been published in 30 countries. She and Serritella also write a Sunday column entitled Chick Wit for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Serritella is a New York Times bestselling author. She graduated cum laude from Harvard University.

Poundstone’s new book is “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness” (Workman). She has been a stand-up comic for nearly 25 years. Her long list of successes includes HBO specials, an Emmy Award, two Cable ACE Awards, and an America Comedy Award for Best Female Stand-Up. An outspoken advocate for libraries, she has been the national spokesperson for United for Libraries since 2008.

Also featured in the program will be professional comedy writer James Breakwell (“Only Dead on the Inside: A Parent’s Guide to Surviving the Apocalypse,” Benbella Books/Perseus) and David Litt (“Thanks Obama: My Hopey Changey White House Years,” Ecco/HarperCollins), who was senior presidential speechwriter for President Obama

Wine and cheese will be served, and a book signing will follow. Advance tickets to “The Laugh’s On Us,” sponsored by Ingram Content Group, cost $60, $55 for United for Libraries division members (event code UNI2). Onsite tickets (if available) cost $65. Early ticket purchase is recommended, as the event often sells out. For more information about United for Libraries events at the ALA Annual Conference, visit

The event is sponsored by United for Libraries corporate supporter Ingram Content Group. Ingram Content Group is a trusted leader in providing comprehensive, global content distribution services to publishers, retailers, libraries and educational institutions.

For a detailed listing of United for Libraries programs at the ALA Annual Conference, as well as information on purchasing tickets and registering, visit

United for Libraries: The Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations, is a division of the American Library Association with approximately 4,000 personal and group members representing hundreds of thousands of library supporters. United for Libraries supports those who govern, promote, advocate, and fundraise for libraries, and brings together library Trustees, advocates, Friends, and Foundations into a partnership that creates a powerful force for libraries in the 21st century. To join, please visit or call (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161.

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Jillian Wentworth

Marketing/Public Relations Specialist

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