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Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter

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ISBN13: 9780312651633
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From the New York Times bestselling writing team comes a hilarious new collection of essays that observe life from a mother/daughter perspective

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella are the best of friends—99.9% of the time. Theyre number one on each others speed dial and they tell each other everything—well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes—except one very special green jacket, which almost caused a catfight.

In other words, theyre just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends, and occasional enemies. Now theyre dishing about it all—their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.

Inspired by their weekly column, “Chick Wit” for The Philadelphia Inquirer, this book is one youll have to put down—just to stop laughing.

Lisa on Being a Mom - Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?

Francesca on Being a Daughter - My mother is always right. Just ask her.

Lisa on Things Every Daughter Should Know - Your mother is always thinking about you, but thats not creepy. Your mother will never forget who did you dirty in the sixth grade, for which you can thank her. And your mother will never stop asking you if you need to go to the bathroom, before you leave the house. Well, do you?

Francesca on Closet Wars - My mom is a great dresser. Mostly because shes wearing my clothes.

Lisa on Aging Gracefully - My sex drive is in reverse, I have more whiskers than my cat, and my estrogen replacement is tequila.

Francesca on Apartment Living - When I saw a mouse, the first person I called was Mom. She told me to call my super, but I felt bad bothering him. I hate to bother people. But I love to bother my mother.

Review:

"Bestselling author Scottoline and up-and-comer Serritella are mother and daughter as well as BFFs — most of the time. In this third collection of essays based on their weekly 'Chick Lit' column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the duo chat about what it's like to be a mother and daughter who share interests, clothes, and dating woes, plus the occasional dustup. However, Scottoline writes, conflict is good, because 'that valve releases the pressure from the combustible engine that is the mother-daughter relationship.' She warns about being mindful of tone (aka 'kryptonite'), and notes that apologies are vital, because 'Families need each other. Like oxygen.' For her part, Serritella writes of the warmth of having family and friends who refrain from I-told-you-sos after an ill-advised romance and a mother who taught her about keeping the heating bills low... even if it means a cold apartment. Other essays address everything from the hazards of suburbia to the death of a beloved dog Mother Mary and Brother Frank are back, too, in this witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in this sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

In Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, are the best of friends—99.9% of the time. Theyre number one on each others speed dial and they tell each other everything—well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes—except one very special green jacket, which almost caused a catfight.

In other words, theyre just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends and occasional enemies. Now theyre dishing about it all: their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.

Lisa on Being a Mom: Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?

Francesca on Being a Daughter: My mother is always right. Just ask her.

About the Author

LISA SCOTTOLINE is the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award--winning author of twenty novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She has served as President of the Mystery Writers of America. She lives in Philadelphia with an array of disobedient pets.

 

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. She is working on a novel, and she lives in New York with only one dog, so far.

 

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librarilyn, January 11, 2012 (view all comments by librarilyn)
A definitely light-hearted glimpse into the life of popular author, Lisa Scottoline. Rather than a cohesive novel, these stories are more random observations on life as a woman, a mother, and a daughter. Her own daughter, Francesca Serritella, an entertaining writer in her own right-write? (sorry) has submitted some of the chapters. I would have liked to hear more from her. All-in-all this is a quick, fun read for women of all ages.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312651633
Subtitle:
The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter
Author:
Scottoline, Lisa
Author:
Serritella, Francesca
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Form - Essays
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Subject:
Humor-Anthologies
Subject:
Humor-Family
Subject:
Parent & Adult Child
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120918
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 CDs, 5 hours
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Bestselling author Scottoline and up-and-comer Serritella are mother and daughter as well as BFFs — most of the time. In this third collection of essays based on their weekly 'Chick Lit' column for the Philadelphia Inquirer, the duo chat about what it's like to be a mother and daughter who share interests, clothes, and dating woes, plus the occasional dustup. However, Scottoline writes, conflict is good, because 'that valve releases the pressure from the combustible engine that is the mother-daughter relationship.' She warns about being mindful of tone (aka 'kryptonite'), and notes that apologies are vital, because 'Families need each other. Like oxygen.' For her part, Serritella writes of the warmth of having family and friends who refrain from I-told-you-sos after an ill-advised romance and a mother who taught her about keeping the heating bills low... even if it means a cold apartment. Other essays address everything from the hazards of suburbia to the death of a beloved dog Mother Mary and Brother Frank are back, too, in this witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in this sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,
In Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, are the best of friends—99.9% of the time. Theyre number one on each others speed dial and they tell each other everything—well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes—except one very special green jacket, which almost caused a catfight.

In other words, theyre just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends and occasional enemies. Now theyre dishing about it all: their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.

Lisa on Being a Mom: Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?

Francesca on Being a Daughter: My mother is always right. Just ask her.

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