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Author Pizza, Lauren.

Title Meant to be : the lives and loves of a Jersey girl / Lauren Pizza.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2014.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-1  B PIZZA    AVAILABLE
Description xv, 196 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Chapter 1: The Lesson -- Chapter 2: Genes in a Blender -- Chapter 3: The Great Escape -- Chapter 4: Sleazeside -- Chapter 5: Art the Driver -- Chapter 6: ADD and Subtract -- Chapter 7: The Y Factor -- Chapter 8: Touched by an Angel -- Chapter 9: Give Me Your Hand -- Chapter 10: Everything I Never Needed to Know I Forgot from College -- Chapter 11: "Meating" the One -- Chapter 12: Semester Break(up) -- Chapter 13: Melt with You -- Chapter 14: Finding Work and Getting Stoned -- Chapter 15: Meltdown -- Chapter 16: Single in the City -- Chapter 17: Corporations, Computers...and Curry? -- Chapter 18: The Power of Prayer...and Hair -- Chapter 19: More Than Meets the Ear -- Chapter 20: The Streets of New York -- Chapter 21: A Different Slice of "Pizza" -- Chapter 22: The "Mane" Attraction -- Chapter 23: The Parent Trap -- Chapter 24: A Feverish Proposal -- Chapter 25: From Danielle Steel to Lord of the Flies -- Chapter 26: Boxers, Babies, and the Snapple Facts of Life -- Chapter 27: George, Danny, and My Life As the Nanny -- Chapter 28: Fish Out of Water...Literally -- Chapter 29: The Littlest Angel -- Chapter 30: Off to Meet the "Wizard" -- Chapter 31: Thank God for Red Wine...and Wellbutrin -- Chapter 32: Paranormal Activity -- Chapter 33: Fear of Flying -- Chapter 34: Hair Convention -- Chapter 35: Palm Beach II : PB Perfect -- Chapter 36: Jerks in Caicos -- Chapter 37: The Princess and the Pretender -- Chapter 38: Fifty Shades of Fear -- Chapter 39: The C-Word -- Chapter 40: "How Things Are Done" -- INTERMISSION: Reality Check -- Chapter 41: Lights, Camera, Anxiety -- Chapter 42: Technical Glitch -- Chapter 43: Near-Death of a Salesman -- Chapter 44: War of My Worlds -- Chapter 45: Helicopters and Helmet-Hair -- Chapter 46: Full Circle.
Summary "When Lauren Pizza was thirteen, she died. Caught under a small sailboat, she struggled to reach the surface, only to find that what she thought was up was actually down. And that's all she remembers. Ever since being resuscitated by two strangers, Pizza has felt a presence in her life from the spirit world. Is it crazy? Maybe. Her family sure thinks so. Growing up the youngest, and sometimes forgotten, of five in Little Falls, New Jersey, Pizza continues to live the typical life 'down the shore' after her accident. She survives high school (barely), goes to college in Dayton, Ohio (which she might have thought was in Florida when she applied), and is ready to settle down with her 'perfect' Kennedy-esque boyfriend in Jersey--until she wakes up. Suddenly free and single, Pizza relies on intuition (and perhaps a few signs) and finds herself a job in the city, a grungy apartment in the West Village, and waits for Prince Charming. When he finally arrives, she doesn't recognize him: he drives a red Ferrari, sure, but he has hair like Howard Stern and wears more gold chains than Mr. T. Meant to Be is the story of a blue-collar Jersey girl swept off her feet by an unconventional millionaire, thrust into an entirely new world, where she makes plenty of mistakes and sometimes feels like 'I'm from the Jersey Shore' is stapled to her forehead. With humor, gratitude, and trademark Jersey spunk, Lauren tells it like it is: the highs, the lows, the bad twists, the good advice from unlikely places, and the times she wished she could disappear. Underneath the designer clothes and private jets, she's still the same Jersey Girl who took the D train and lived on Snapple. And she wouldn't have it any other way"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pizza, Lauren.
Pizza, Lauren -- Relations with men.
Young women -- New Jersey -- Little Falls -- Biography.
Young women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography.
Near-death experiences.
Little Falls (N.J.) -- Biography.
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography.
ISBN 9781629143323 (hardback) (alkaline paper)
1629143324 (hardback) (alkaline paper)

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