It Was An Ugly Couch Anyway by Elizabeth Passarella - on a cafe couch

Book fairies in the US hide copies of It Was An Ugly Couch Anyway in NYC and beyond!

“The subject didn’t matter. The words did.”

The Book Fairies have been sharing copies of It Was an Ugly Couch Anyway by Elizabeth Passarella all around the states this weekend!

About the book:

A collection of refreshingly honest and hilarious essays from Southern Living columnist Elizabeth Passarella about navigating change – whether emotional or logistical – and staying sane during life’s unexpected twists and turns. After Elizabeth Passarella and her husband finally decided that it was time to sell their two-bedroom apartment in Manhattan, she found herself wondering, Is there a proper technique for skinning a couch?

We’ve all had to make decisions in our lives about what to keep and what to toss – habits, attitudes, friends, even homes. In this new collection of essays, Elizabeth explores the ups and downs of moving forward – both emotionally and logistically – with her welcome candor and sense of humor that readers have come to love. She enters into a remarkable (and strange) relationship with an elderly neighbor whose apartment she hopes to buy, examines her own stubborn stances on motherhood and therapy, and tries to come to terms with a family health crisis that brings more questions than answers.

First page sneak peek:

It Was An Ugly Couch Anyway by Elizabeth Passarella first page

Book Fairy for a Day – Elizabeth Passarella!

Our NYC fairies were delighted to welcome author Elizabeth as a Book Fairy for a Day in Central Park today! Elizabeth shared copies in many sheltered locations around the park.

Happy finders!

The author and other book fairies were delighted to see and be approached by many happy finders this weekend, and here is one of the pics we received from one in New York!

Want to get your hands on a copy?

This wonderful book is available in all good bookstores (or they can order you a copy if not!). If you’d rather order online, you can still support your local bookstores by ordering your copy of It Was An Ugly Couch Anyway from

Want to join The Book Fairies?

Anyone, anywhere in the world can be a book fairy! All you need is a set of book fairy stickers, some books you’d like to share, and the desire to spread some magic where you live and work!

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