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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (848 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Scottoline Narrator: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Scottoline Serritella Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Critics and readers loved Lisa Scottoline's first collection of true-life stories, which only encouraged her - now she's back with these all-new, exciting adventures. She's farther down the road now, and the scenery has changed - ex-husbands Thing One and Thing Two are in her rear-view mirror, daughter Francesca has moved into an apartment, and Lisa's finding the silver lining in her empty nest, which has lots more room for her shoes. And some things have stayed the same - Mother Mary is still the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, who won't part with her recipe for tomato sauce or her 30-year old bra.

In this book Lisa and Francesca spill all their family secrets - which sound a lot like yours, if you understand that three generations of women is the formula for spontaneous combustion. Inspired by her weekly column entitled, Chick Wit for The Philadelphia Inquirer, this is a book you'll have to put down - just to stop laughing.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Camel | 2/19/2014

    " I love how this book is set up. It is just a bunch of little stories and that makes it perfect to carry with you. Yep i am that person who has a book in the car I mean what else should I do when waiting on kids to get out of school or run into a friends house. Not only are they nice and short giving you something to read in 5 min or less you really could set this down and not pick it up for days and its ok. You can still follow because there is no plot to it just stories about her, her daughter, Mother Mary, and her dogs. I read it in a day because I just had too. The stories will have you laughing. Francesca wrote one about how to talk to mom. you know we are all waiting for that boy to grow up and write us the adult version of that book. The story of the new TV and the appliance's on revolt. You will love it I promise guys and girls alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louise Parr | 2/16/2014

    " This was so much more fun than the Nora Ephron. I think Scottoline appeals to me more, and that she would be more likely to like me. Not really worth 5 stars, but lots of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sue | 2/16/2014

    " Not as good as her others - she moved away from her norm and attemped a more personal story. I did enjoy it but was expecting a little more! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 2/12/2014

    " For anyone who is a fan of Lisa Scottoline of just good humorous writing you will love this book. Lisa is just a straight shooting, honest to goodness funny lady. She loved her family, her fur babies, diet coke and books. She is the kind of person that you want to know because you feel like she would be the kind of friend that made good solid relationships easy and no fuss. I love her fiction books and that is what drew me to her short stories about her real life. I also think that her daughter is something to watch out for! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deanne | 2/9/2014

    " Not particularly funny, but not horrible either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissa | 2/3/2014

    " Funny. Good to read while traveling as it's easy to pick up and put down. Loved the vignettes by her daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Racheal Kalisz | 2/3/2014

    " Ok! I liked her earlier collection of short stories much better. Daughter Francesca has some serious writing skills though! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lant2a | 2/1/2014

    " These women are so real. It's all about life as it happens. The laughs, the conflicts, the tears. Just a good fun read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 1/26/2014

    " Love listening to Lisa and Francesca read stories about their lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 1/20/2014

    " I love Lisa's collections of her short stories. Light hearted read that was perfect for the hospital--except laughing made my incision hurt! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Irene | 1/11/2014

    " Have grown to love Scottoline's books, both fiction and non, and this one is no exception. Love her sense of humor and philosophy on life, stories about Mother Mary, and her daughter's contributions as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy Spicer | 12/1/2013

    " Hillarious! Scottline has a newspaper column and writes about the stuff I love. Sarcastic, realistic, truly tell it like it is. Her daughter Francesca joined with her own stories. Can't wait to read more from this author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 11/30/2013

    " Scottoline can do no wrong as far as I am concerned. I love her tales from her everyday life. Loved her daughter Francesca's input as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Juliano | 11/18/2013

    " Great book to listen to in the car. Very funny and entertaining! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzan | 11/14/2013

    " Sort of cute. Basicly little vignettes of life as a middle aged Mom after her daughter has moved out and on to NYC. I didn't feel enriched but did laugh qute a few times, read a few sections to my hubby who was also amused. Good bedside reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Beirne | 11/11/2013

    " I love Lisa Scottoline's writing, whether it be mysteries or non-fiction. I especially loved the essay on libraries in this collection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 9/30/2013

    " Loved it! Laughed out loud too many times to count! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francesca | 7/18/2013

    " Read by Lisa and Francesca Scottoline (mother/daughter)and focusing on the funny bits of everyday gal life - this makes a most enjoyable audiobook. Laugh-loud-funny and certainly makes me want to check out her mystery series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leann | 6/22/2013

    " SweartoYou! I could have been the author of this book! Fun fun look at the things we come face to face (whisker to whisker){wink wink}with as we age! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 5/22/2013

    " Thank you, thank you Lisa for the chapter "Library Slut" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ambar | 5/2/2013

    " I'm embarrassed I read this. I bought it at the grocery store...I am totally a pre-mature fourty year old woman:) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amber | 4/12/2013

    " This is the second book from Lisa Scottoline that is made up of a collection of essays from her "Chick Wit" column in the Philadelphia Inquirer. I can only hope that there will be lots more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jayne | 1/12/2013

    " Love this author and her collection of essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phebe | 6/7/2012

    " Funny and made me want to meet her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea Adams | 3/28/2012

    " love her wit and sensibility. makes me want to read one of her mysteries, and I don't really read mysteries. I downloaded a preview of Look Again to my kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 12/24/2011

    " loved Im a sucker for this style of writing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 8/30/2011

    " I enjoyed the short essays in this book, some contributed by the author's daughter. I could relate to her stories and found them quite amusing. Women of a certain age will certainly relate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 5/12/2011

    " Enjoyable. I'm not a Scottoline fan . .. never read any of her fiction, but may give it a try. This is a collection of her newspaper columns along with her daughter's additional essays. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim N | 5/12/2011

    " Very fun read. Like her writing style. Several laugh out loud moments and even more fun to read aloud to my husband :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 4/10/2011

    " Great book. I really enjoyed listening to it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 4/2/2011

    " Started out cute but assumed that you were a reader of her column which I was not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 4/1/2011

    " Cute stories but I think I'd prefer to read them in the newspaper, they were a little much all at once. Francesca's stories were very cute, she should write a novel, a great writer. This was a cute book and an easy read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 ms.petra | 3/31/2011

    " This is a fun read for those of us in middle age, facing some of the same challenges as Ms. Scottoline. She and her daughter both have a sharp wit. I found many shared experiences in this little book. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kather21 | 3/28/2011

    " This was the right book at the right time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/24/2011

    " Wonderful, funny stories about family life by a woman of a certain age. "

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About the Author
Author Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and has served as president of the Mystery Writers of America. She has won an Edgar® Award and Cosmopolitan magazine’s “Fun Fearless Fiction” Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. There are thirty million copies of Lisa’s books in print, and she has been published in over thirty-five countries.