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Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman | [Lisa Scottoline]

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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:

  • Being caught braless in the emergency room
  • Betty and Veronica's Life Lessons for Girls
  • A man's most important body part
  • Interrupting as an art form
  • A religion men and women can worship
  • Real estate ads as porn
  • Spanx are public enemy number one
  • And so much more about life, love, family, pets, and the pursuit of jeans that actually fit!

    ©2009 Lisa Scottoline; (P)2009 Macmillan Audio

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      Fay Virgin, UT, United States 09-03-12
      Fay Virgin, UT, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2011
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      "Not sure why I didn't love it."
      Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

      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.


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      Joy Bear, DE, United States 01-01-11
      Joy Bear, DE, United States 01-01-11 Member Since 2013
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      "Hilarious book, great on the road"

      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!

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      mlillizard Bartlesville, OK United States 10-02-12
      mlillizard Bartlesville, OK United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2011

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      "Light and easy"
      Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

      Only as a "bathroom book"...something to fill in a few minutes here and there.


      What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

      The down to earth mood, I felt like I got to know the author.


      If this book were a movie would you go see it?

      No.


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      Sue Forde 09-12-12
      Sue Forde 09-12-12 Member Since 2009
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      "Booooooring"
      Would you try another book from Lisa Scottoline and/or Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella ?

      No, this book is full of platitudes and totally mundane recollections of an everyday life.


      What was most disappointing about Lisa Scottoline’s story?

      It was so average.


      How did the narrator detract from the book?

      She seemed as underwhelmed as I was.


      What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

      Disappointment and boredom.


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Kay EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States 09-03-12
      Kay EL SEGUNDO, CA, United States 09-03-12 Member Since 2010
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      "Not worth much"
      What would have made Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog better?

      I guess I like her stories better -- the short pieces were just not worth listening to.


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      Nick S. Newtown, PA United States 08-14-12
      Nick S. Newtown, PA United States 08-14-12 Member Since 2005
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      "Laughed and cried!!"

      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!

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      Lisa United States 01-30-12
      Lisa United States 01-30-12 Member Since 2011

      Say something about yourself!

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      "Funny and Touching"

      I laughed. I cried. I love the Scottoline family and all their crazy, heart-warming antics.

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      Robin Goose Creek, SC, United States 11-20-11
      Robin Goose Creek, SC, United States 11-20-11
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      "Like Talking With A Friend"

      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.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Celeste Chicago, IL, United States 08-16-11
      Celeste Chicago, IL, United States 08-16-11 Member Since 2011
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      "Laugh and cry out loud!"

      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!

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      Lori S. Chadbourne 05-17-11 Member Since 2007
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      "Disappointing"

      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.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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