Call Best Friend for Hire.
Jersey Girl Jessie DeSalvo has her dream job at one of New York’s top publishing companies. After ten years of hard work the day of her big promotion has arrived. Unfortunately, her company has other ideas. Instead of a corner office, Jessie is handed her pink slip.
Left with little more than her cell phone and an unusable contact list, Jessie retreats to less-than-fashionable Hoboken, New Jersey, to figure out her life—and deal with the attentions of her loving but inquisitive Italian-American family. Then she accidentally stumbles into a career as a professional best friend—by helping friends and strangers straighten out whatever is wrong with their lives. Her jobs include planning the New Jersey wedding of the year and saving a bankrupt rock club in town. Soon, things get complicated when she falls in love with the club manager—and promises an appearance by Bruce Springsteen.
In the end, Jessie realizes that not even “The Boss” can make things right—and that she needs to become her own best friend to be truly happy.
Author Mary Carlomagno is an Oprah favorite for her three previous books about organizing. She is also a nationally recognized spokesperson and owner of order (orderperiod.com) a company that helps busy people get organized and live more balanced lives. She has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, NBC’s Today, and National Public Radio. She was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives there with her husband and two children. With her fiction debut Mary Carlomagno gives readers a funny and fresh book - great for summer beach reading or anytime of the year - with BEST FRIEND FOR HIRE.
Publication information BEST FRIEND FOR HIRE by Mary Carlomagno· Paperback: 256 pages· Publisher: Post Hill Press (June 20, 2017)· Language: English· ISBN-10: 1682612600· ISBN-13: 978-1682612606
Praise:"You need only pay the price of this book to spend a few hours in the spirited and hilarious company of Jessie DeSalvo. I laughed and rooted for her all the way on her journey from dejected office drone to confident entrepreneur. Forza Jessie!”—Giulia Melucci, author of I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti