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My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman

Lisa Scottoline, read by the author

Macmillan Audio

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 thirty-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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MY NEST ISNT EMPTY, IT JUST HAS MORE CLOSET SPACE (Chapter 1)

A Woman At The Wheel

It all begins with Nancy Drew.

And it might end there, too.

I grew up with a girl crush on Nancy Drew, and it came back to me recently, when I was organizing my books at home. I found a few of the Nancy Drew books I had as a child, among them the blue-thatched copy of The Mystery at the Ski Jump. It's even older than I am, copyrighted in 1952.

My copyright is 1955.

As a girl, I not only read the Nancy Drew books, I memorized them. I identified with her, although we had nothing in

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    Listen to this audiobook excerpt and hear Lisa Scottoline read from her book My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space: The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman. The incomparable Lisa Scottoline, along with her daughter Francesca Scottoline Serritella, is back with more wild and wonderful wit and wisdom. The pair shares their mother-daughter perspective on everything from blind dates to empty calories, as well as life with the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, Mother Mary, who won't part wit

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Praise for My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

"Scottoline stirs up even more sassy fun--this time bringing her daughter, Francesca, into the mix as co-writer. A clever compilation from two generations of women reflecting on family, love, dessert, and everything in between."—Booklist

"Essays that are by turns rueful, uplifting, sweet, kooky--and always amusing. A funny, uplifting read for women of any generation."—Publishers Weekly

“Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca have proven themselves to be naturals at both writing and narrating humorous essay.  They deliver the themes of love, strength, and family connectedness in a delightfully witty fashion. The overall feel is of a conversation with friends whose accounts of zany relatives and situations may be unique in detail but are recognizable for anyone with a family. The appeal is universal.”—AudioFile

“I’ve found the perfect daily picker-upper — a chapter or two from My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space. Scottoline writes about whatever crosses her path but has also allowed readers a peek into her own family life. Francesca’s voice is entirely her own, but she shares Lisa’s ability to turn borderline TMI into memorable humor and insights. The result is one of the best double acts in the business.”—Joe Meyers, Connecticut Post

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lisa Scottoline, read by the author

  • Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of novels including Look Again, Think Twice, Save Me and Lady Killer. She has 25 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in twenty-five countries. She is currently serving as the President of the Mystery Writers of America.  She lives in Philadelphia with an array of disobedient pets. Francesca Scottoline Serritella graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmond Horman Prize for her creative writing. She lives in New York. Together, Lisa and Francesca write the weekly column, “Chick Wit,” for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space

The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman

Lisa Scottoline, read by the author

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