I hate it when Mother Mary is right, which is always.
We begin a zillion years ago, when I’m a little kid with a bad cold, and Mother Mary goes instantly for the Vicks VapoRub. As a child, I had more Vicks Vapo rubbed on me than most consumptives. My chest was as shiny as a stripper’s and even more fragrant.
Camphor is still my favorite perfume.
Which could be why I’m single.
Another favorite home remedy of hers was the do-it-yourself humidifier. By this I mean she placed a Pyrex baking dish full of water
“Have a Nice Guilt Trip is a hilarious look into the modern woman’s mind. This duo’s ponderings on contemporary life and sometimes stormy family ties are always entertaining. Fasten your seatbelts for the good times ahead.”
—Mary Kay Andrews, bestselling author of Ladies’ Night
“Lisa and Francesca’s writing is so fun, funny, warm, sharp, and emotional that I wish I could both adopt and be adopted by them. Is that legally possible? Good thing Lisa’s a lawyer. She’ll know.”
—Megan Amram, author of Science…For Her!
PRAISE FOR LISA SCOTTOLINE AND FRANCESCA SERRITELLA
“Readers can count on an ab-toning laugh session, a silly giggle, a sympathetic sigh, and a lump in the throat as life’s moments are rehashed through the keen eyes and wits of this lovable mother-daughter duo.”
—Booklist on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim
"[A] witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in the sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family."
—Publishers Weekly on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies
“The perfect present for moms, grandmas, and aunts.”
—Cosmopolitan on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog
“Scottoline savors every last bit of her life, and so will you.”
—People on Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog
“Essays that are fun to read, share, and ponder.”
—Publishers Weekly on Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim
"Feels like one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age."
—Booklist on Best Friends, Occasional Enemies
"A clever compilation from two generations of women reflecting on family, love, dessert, and everything in between."
—Booklist on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space
"Rueful, uplifting, sweet, kooky—and always amusing."
—Publishers Weekly on My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella