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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog by Lisa Scottoline (Book Review)

Title: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

About the book:  A hilarious collection of stories from the life of the New York Times bestselling 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! (description from Goodreads)

My thoughts:  I have had Lisa Scottoline on my TBR list for awhile - but it was her Rosato and Associates series that I thought I would read.  I picked this one up for a reading challenge and laughed all the way through it.  The snapshots that she shares with us of her family include stories about her mom, her brother and her daughter - as well as her much loved dogs.

Surprisingly, I could really relate to many things that she wrote about, as I have college age daughters, a sometimes feisty mother, and much love for my pets.  Through her writings, she seems like someone that, if she lived around here, that I would be friends with.  I am not sure that men would relate to her book, or women of a different age.  But at the stage of life that I am currently in, it definitely rang a bell with me.  I look forward to being able to add some of her thrillers to my "read" list soon!

Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog
Publisher/Publication Date: St. Martin's Press, Nov 2009
ISBN: 978312587482
304 pages

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

This sounds like a winner!


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