Monday, March 12, 2012
Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter
By Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella
Lisa Scottoline is a successful author and, along with a few contributions from her twenty-something daughter, has put together a collection of columns or essays about their relationship, including that of Lisa's mother, Mary. The essays are often amusing, often touching, and very much reflective of the best of mother/daughter relations.
I'm not sure, but I think most of the essays first appeared in Scottoline's column for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
I enjoyed the book very much. It's nice to get a glimpse into the lives of famous people and to know they have many of the same concerns and problems we do. Plus, these essays are mostly in a lighthearted vein and are just fun and pleasant to read. It's a nice book to pick up to spend a few minutes outside yourself, visiting with a sweet and entertaining group of women. (And I love the kitties on the cover of the book.)