A hilarious collection of stories from the life of the New York Times best-selling author of Look Again
At last, together in one collection, are Lisa Scottoline's wildly popular Philadelphia Inquirer columns. In her column, Lisa lets her hair down, roots and all, to show the humorous side of life from a woman's perspective. The Sunday column debuted in 2007, and on the day it started, Lisa wrote, "I write novels, so I usually have 100,000 words to tell a story. In a column there's only 700 words. I can barely say hello in 700 words. I'm Italian." The column gained momentum and popularity. Word of mouth spread, and readers demanded a collection. Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog is that collection. Seventy vignettes. Vintage Scottoline.In this collection, you'll laugh about:
©2009 Lisa Scottoline; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio
Although this collection of essays (newspaper columns) is charming, I found it hard to stay engaged for more than a chapter at a time. Since I have read Ms. Scottoline's novels voraciously, I was disappointed that I couldn't really get engrossed in her monologue. Well, I should say duo-logue, since her daughter periodically shared her own stories/opinions. I think I would recommend it to a friend, but clarify the book is better for short stints. It's neither gripping nor particularly memorable, though it has many moments of hilarity, wit and poignancy. For example,she tells of arranging for her mother to be met with a wheelchair at the airport. The image she conveys of her mother marching along the concourse while a helpless attendant pushes the asked-for wheelchair along behind the hearing-aidless-so-oblivious-woman is absolutely priceless and endearing.
I loved this book and I know many women will relate to the hysterical vignettes by Lisa Scottoline. This book is a great way to get in a good mood; on your way to work or to see your mother-in-law!
mlilllizard, 51 year old divorced female from OK
Only as a "bathroom book"...something to fill in a few minutes here and there.
The down to earth mood, I felt like I got to know the author.
No, this book is full of platitudes and totally mundane recollections of an everyday life.
It was so average.
She seemed as underwhelmed as I was.
Disappointment and boredom.
I guess I like her stories better -- the short pieces were just not worth listening to.
I could not put this down...I literally had my headphones in all weekend listening to this book. I felt like Lisa was describing all my thoughts, emotions, and outlooks on life! Having recently gone through some very similar life experiences, I was mesmerized by this book (I thought only I had these thought processes!) I laughed, cried, and related to this entire book. A great listen!
Lisa Scottoline took me on her amazing adventure and we have so much in common! I loved listening to this book in the car and was sorry for it to end.
I could listen to Lisa talk forever, she is hysterical. Most woman will relate to her stories about her mom, daughter, pets, and house repair!
While parts of this book were amusing, I was overall disappointed. I guess I expected more. I didn't finish the audiobook, I was bored.
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