Have a nice guilt trip / Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella.

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    • Edition:
      First Edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This four book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Booklist raved of the third book in the series, Meet Me At Emotional Baggage Claim, "readers can count on an ab-toning laugh session, a silly giggle, a sympathetic sigh, and a lump in the throat as life's moments are rehashed through the keen eyes and wits of this lovable mother-daughter duo." This fourth volume maintains the same sterling standard of humor and poignancy as Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies. Ok, to be honest, Lisa is acquiring the puppies, while Francesca is lucky enough to have dates with actual men. They leave it to the readers to decide which is more desirable and/or or easier to train"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9780312640095 (hardback)
      0312640099 (hardback)
    • LCCN:
      2014008566
    • OCLC:
      ocn857981906
      857981906
    • Accession Number:
      fay.421923

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2014 July #1

The dynamic mother-daughter team returns for another poignant yet hilarious collection of essays (following Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim, 2012). Several of the essays concern Scottoline's struggles to find appropriate care for her mother ("Mother Mary"), whose feisty spirit both amuses and sometimes irritates both Sottoline and her brother. (Mother Mary twerking at a book-club party is naturally a highlight.) Meanwhile, Serritella recovers from hearing about her ex-boyfriend's marriage only to enter the murky waters of a new relationship with questions about gifts, vacations, and more with the new man. Both Scottoline and Serritella skillfully evoke emotion amid the humor, as seen especially in the last piece, describing Mother Mary's changed reaction to the old family favorite eggplant parmigiana. In between family concerns, bulldozers in the front lawn, and commentary on social issues, the authors show that they inherited Mother Mary's indomitable spirit. Women readers will find much to relate to—and laugh about—in these appealing essays. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2014 February #2

Thriller fans love Edgar Award winner Scottoline's fiction, while readers of humor and heartfelt narrative nonfiction enjoy curling up with the books Scottoline writes with daughter Serritella, who won a stack of awards for her writing at Harvard. This fourth book from the mother-daughter team addresses issues like acquiring puppies (Scottoline), attempting to date (Serritella), and figuring out whether men or canines are more difficult. Lots of book club outreach and pitched as the perfect summer read.

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