Francesca Serritella

Francesca Serritella graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing.

Latest Stories

Francesca Serritella: Built to spill

My mom is an 'I Love Lucy' episode waiting to happen.


Betting on a Lady Gaga encounter, and losing | Francesca Serritella

But this is Vegas, we thought, “no” is just an opening bid. You can’t quit after one loss (or five). You have to double down, ante up.


The moms who aren’t Mom | Francesca Serritella

Honoring the additional, important women who mothered in their own ways.


Late to the TV party | Francesca Serritella

Forget shared values: I’m looking for someone with the same gaps in their TV viewing.


Breaking in is hard to do | Francesca Serritella

The only thing harder than getting into non-stretch jeans is getting out of wet ones.


We’re all stars, performing our lives | Francesca Serritella

A teenager’s world is so small, success feels zero-sum. If she gets the part, I don’t. If he likes her, I’ll have no one. If that college accepts him, they won’t take another. In a small pond, every ripple rocks your boat.

At risk for Sad Single Lady Death | Francesca Serritella

I’m a tough cookie.But the flu waged a sneak attack.