I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, #9)
In I See Life Through Rosé Colored-Glasses, the bestselling mother/daughter pair is back with another hilarious and heartfelt collection of essays about the possibilities and pitfalls of everyday life. Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella’s delightful essays are sure to strike a chord with every woman. Their nine book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today, and has been compared to the late greats Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron.

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, #9) Details

TitleI See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, #9)
Author
ReleaseJul 10th, 2018
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN-139781250163059
Rating
GenreHumor, Nonfiction, Writing, Essays

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses (The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman, #9) Review

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    January 1, 1970
    5 rose’-colored stars to I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses! 🍷 🍷 🍷 🍷 🍷 (*I know this is not rose’, but it was as close as I could get! 😊)Short and sweet review of this one- I loved it! I know I have at least one book from this series languishing on my shelf, and when I read a review from my friend, Stephanie, I had to read this book asap. I started I See Life late last night and almost finished it in one sitting. From the first story I was laughing out loud. It is that funny. Lisa Scottolin 5 rose’-colored stars to I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses! 🍷 🍷 🍷 🍷 🍷 (*I know this is not rose’, but it was as close as I could get! 😊)Short and sweet review of this one- I loved it! I know I have at least one book from this series languishing on my shelf, and when I read a review from my friend, Stephanie, I had to read this book asap. I started I See Life late last night and almost finished it in one sitting. From the first story I was laughing out loud. It is that funny. Lisa Scottoline is a well-known author, and she has joined efforts with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, to write a series of essays with a book published each summer, just in time to take on vacation. Let me tell you, it has been the perfect vacation read. I am close with my mom, and I talk to her every day. Lisa and Francesca have the same tight relationship. My mom and I have our own silly banter, and so do Lisa and Francesca. They consider their pets their family; we do, too! All of that to say, I found the writing completely relatable. Besides the funny anecdotes, there are also heart-tugging stories. I am more of a novel reader. I do not read many short stories, and I have not been drawn to collections of essays, but this book is in a league of its own. I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses is amusing, entertaining, heartwarming, and completely uplifting. Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for the ARC. I See Life Through Rose’-Colored Glasses is available now. My reviews can also be found on my blog: www.jennifertarheelreader.com
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    This was the perfect book to read sitting in my hammock over the beautiful 4th of July holiday - so much fun and no deep concentration required!Francesca Serritella’s alternating short stories complement her mother Lisa Scottoline’s as she infuses her individual style and contemporary perspective into life experiences. The storytelling from generational perspectives, unique observations and journaling over a broad scope of topics are quite clever. The ladies poke fun at themselves and at each ot This was the perfect book to read sitting in my hammock over the beautiful 4th of July holiday - so much fun and no deep concentration required!Francesca Serritella’s alternating short stories complement her mother Lisa Scottoline’s as she infuses her individual style and contemporary perspective into life experiences. The storytelling from generational perspectives, unique observations and journaling over a broad scope of topics are quite clever. The ladies poke fun at themselves and at each other yet nothing is ever said in a mean-spirited way. It is obvious they have an incredibly close relationship. I am envious of their large family of Italian relatives (Lisa is the youngest of nineteen children). As Lisa describes her family, they are 'like in an Olive Garden commercial but not as well dressed'. A refreshing read, perfect to bring along to the beach.
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    "We take real life and make it funny."--Lisa ScottolinePhiladelphia lawyer turned courtroom/thriller novelist Lisa Scottoline has also been writing "true stories and confessions." I thought it was about time I read one of her humor books, which she co-authors with her daughter Francesca Serritella. I picked up I See Life Through Rose'-Colored Glasses through NetGalley.My husband and I began reading Scottoline's novels for their Philadelphia locale. We kept reading for her characters and plotline "We take real life and make it funny."--Lisa ScottolinePhiladelphia lawyer turned courtroom/thriller novelist Lisa Scottoline has also been writing "true stories and confessions." I thought it was about time I read one of her humor books, which she co-authors with her daughter Francesca Serritella. I picked up I See Life Through Rose'-Colored Glasses through NetGalley.My husband and I began reading Scottoline's novels for their Philadelphia locale. We kept reading for her characters and plotlines. I followed her on social media and discovered her humor writing. I looked forward to that laugh-out-loud moment her posts always brought.Like the snake in the toilet news story that had her horrified. She writes, "Now, this is where I reveal that I go to the bathroom to pee approximately thirty-five times a day. Seventeen of those are at night." The only thing worse than worrying about finding snakes when you lift the toilet seat lid is, well, there is nothing worse.Scottoline's 'true stories' are written in her own voice, with a wallop of self-depreciation and a no-holds-barred admittance of the plight of being a woman 'of a certain age' and the indignities of aging. The stories "chronicle our lives" as mother and daughter she writes, looking "at the upside of ups and downs."Her daughter Francesca writes about being a 21st c thirty-something female in NYC. I loved her "Can You Hear Me Now?" about her mother's struggle with technology--WiFi, phones, Face-Timing. Yep. We have a thirty-something son who we rely on as our personal technology service rep. "The Ad That Stole Christmas" is about a Match.com ad makes singles feel bad about, well, being single during the holidays. But as her mother knows, the worst thing is not ending up alone, it is ending up with people who make you feel alone.Scottoline is an animal lover and I enjoy seeing her rescued dogs laying on quilts on the couch. "Animals make us human" she states. "Lint rollers can only do so much," Scottoline admits, and the evidence is apparent on their clothing.Oh, I do know about that. Our Shiba Inus shed 9 months out of the year, and the other three they exploded fur. We did not have dust bunnies, but dust puppies, and they rolled on the hardwood like tumbleweeds. I once found my dachshund's wiry hairs woven into my brassiere. Francesca writes about deciding to cut her dog's hair herself, which she discovers is not for the faint-hearted or neatnick.The stories are brief and I like reading them one a day, like a vitamin pill, a daily laugh or chuckle to maintain good health. I received a free ebook from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    I'm a big fan of Lisa Scottoline and have been for a long time. I look forward to the mother-daughter collaboration each year. I used to listen to them and, personally, I think they're funnier in that format. But, these books are a hoot whether reading or listening.This book was particularly interesting since Lisa brought up aging and all the various "issues" (and I use that word humorously) that getting older brings to our bodies and our minds. I laughed so hard at some of them because they wer I'm a big fan of Lisa Scottoline and have been for a long time. I look forward to the mother-daughter collaboration each year. I used to listen to them and, personally, I think they're funnier in that format. But, these books are a hoot whether reading or listening.This book was particularly interesting since Lisa brought up aging and all the various "issues" (and I use that word humorously) that getting older brings to our bodies and our minds. I laughed so hard at some of them because they were all so true! Francesca's humor is also great, especially when she writes about her animals. Pip sounds like a wonderful dog! And men, I'm not so old that I don't remember problems in that area. I only cried once, but it was completely appropriate and still makes me sad. Needless to say, I have encouraged my friends to read/listen to it. One friend in particular will fall over laughing!Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review!
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  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    I was drawn to the cover of this book and thought for sure I would love it. I love anything by Lisa Scottoline and this book is made of short stories by her and her daughter. This book fell short of keeping me entertained. It just didn’t hold my interest. DNF at 20%. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for this complimentary book. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Diane Hernandez
    January 1, 1970
    Snake mating balls! Unusual holiday benefits of steroids! The cheap high of the Container Store’s false promises!We’ve all been there. Okay, maybe not...but we all agree that life is funny especially when someone else is fending off its slings and arrows. Just like life, I See Life through Rosé Colored Glasses has no easily discernible plot. It just kinda rolls over everything in its way. Most of the stories here are only a few pages long making them a perfect choice for grocery queues and docto Snake mating balls! Unusual holiday benefits of steroids! The cheap high of the Container Store’s false promises!We’ve all been there. Okay, maybe not...but we all agree that life is funny especially when someone else is fending off its slings and arrows. Just like life, I See Life through Rosé Colored Glasses has no easily discernible plot. It just kinda rolls over everything in its way. Most of the stories here are only a few pages long making them a perfect choice for grocery queues and doctor’s waiting rooms (and much less frustrating than the high levels of Candy Crush).First, I love Lisa Scottoline’s thrillers. The only reason I requested this book was because I was curious. I always assumed that mystery/thriller writers are rather glum and constantly thinking of original ways to murder people (hopefully only characters but who really knows). However, this book was hilarious! It reminded of the Erma Bombeck “families are so wacky” style of books from my youth combined with Dave Barry’s “Florida citizens are crazy” books. Except containing large Italian Catholic families that are both wacky and crazy. Despite being nothing like any of those adjectives, it is easy to relate to—or unfortunately relive—many of the scenes from the book. Btw, I just refuse to use FaceTime or Skype, even at work—problem solved! Again, this book is gloriously absurd and, I know this is judgey Lisa, fully earns 5 stars!Thanks to the publisher, St Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for an advanced copy.
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  • Betty
    January 1, 1970
    Review coming soon.
  • Paula Adams
    January 1, 1970
    I love reading these stories. They are such fun to read and they are about things that really happened to them. Some of them are laugh out loud funny. One was very sad about one of Lisa's dogs, I cried. I always enjoy these books, it's a nice change. Sometime I will have to try their audiobooks. Lisa and her daughter Francesca do the recordings themselves. I received this ARC through NetGalley.
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  • Diane Merritt
    January 1, 1970
    Funny, witty, relatable. What a great read... take your time and devour each story. Such love in this family you can feel it through the pages.Thanks to the publisher and netgalley for an early release of this book.
  • Patricia Romero
    January 1, 1970
    If you only know Lisa Scottoline from her Thrillers, then you are in for a treat when she joins her daughter in this humorous series of true life stories of a mother and daughter and the way they view life as two adult women in different stages of life.From Lisa we get the stuff a lot of us are dealing with. They make the every day hilarious and you can't help but laugh along as you are saying, " Oh my lord, I thought that was just me!" Well, it isn't just you and from the built-in bra dress to If you only know Lisa Scottoline from her Thrillers, then you are in for a treat when she joins her daughter in this humorous series of true life stories of a mother and daughter and the way they view life as two adult women in different stages of life.From Lisa we get the stuff a lot of us are dealing with. They make the every day hilarious and you can't help but laugh along as you are saying, " Oh my lord, I thought that was just me!" Well, it isn't just you and from the built-in bra dress to the napkin on her head I laughed so hard people came over and asked what I was reading. Of course I shared.There is nothing Lisa won't tell you. Nothing. Including her obsession with Bradley Cooper and her aversion to air conditioning. It's fun to see Francesca's view as she navigates the dating scene and tries to face time her mother.We desperately need a laugh these days, so I would recommend picking this up and posting up by the pool!Netgalley/St.Martin's Press   July 10, 2018
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  • Diane Perry
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I love a book that makes me laugh out loud. This series is the best! These two women are real, funny, raw and 100 percent relatable! Kick back, relax and just enjoy pure fun. Fantastic!
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  • Kelly Long
    January 1, 1970
    I look forward to reading this series every year. This one was definitely a laugh out loud book like the previous ones.
  • Patsye
    January 1, 1970
    I had a hard time stopping laughing long enough to write this review! I LOVED this book. It is a great read for anyone at any age, but if you have a daughter or a mother (wink), you can relate to all of this on a number of levels. This is a series of humorous essays/columns from Lisa and Francesca, a mother and daughter team of authors who have a wonderful gift for words. They write a weekly newspaper column titled “Chick Wit”, and many of these are excerpts from that. They sound just like your I had a hard time stopping laughing long enough to write this review! I LOVED this book. It is a great read for anyone at any age, but if you have a daughter or a mother (wink), you can relate to all of this on a number of levels. This is a series of humorous essays/columns from Lisa and Francesca, a mother and daughter team of authors who have a wonderful gift for words. They write a weekly newspaper column titled “Chick Wit”, and many of these are excerpts from that. They sound just like your best girl friends, only much funnier. The short essays alternate voices, and they aren’t on the same topics( like tag-teaming), just reflections on life in general from their respective perspectives. Lisa reviews the aging process while Francesca gives ten rules for breaking up graciously. Lisa shares lessons learned from HER mother, and Francesca tells how she made friends with the Container Store to organize her bathroom, temporarily at least. And so much more! I am now hooked and will be searching out previous books in this series. I can’t think of a better way to lighten the day than to read these essays, so I plan to keep one of their books open in the Kindle app on my phone to enjoy any time I have to sit around and wait for something. Anyone nearby will be sure to see me giggling and laughing out loud and wonder how I manage to enjoy waiting around! I can’t wait to buy my own daughter a copy of this book. It sounds just like conversations we have had (but funnier)! Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC of this book. They have made me an enduring fan!
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  • Connie N.
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.#9 in The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman humor seriesI expect to have an entertaining few hours when I pick up one of these books, and this one was no exception. There were many smile moments, several chuckles, and quite a few LOL spots! This is a collection of short, pithy vignettes about anything and everything. I particularly like reading Lisa's stories because she and I are about the same age so we Thanks to NetGalley for an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.#9 in The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman humor seriesI expect to have an entertaining few hours when I pick up one of these books, and this one was no exception. There were many smile moments, several chuckles, and quite a few LOL spots! This is a collection of short, pithy vignettes about anything and everything. I particularly like reading Lisa's stories because she and I are about the same age so we have experienced many of the same things and see life in a very similar way. I just wish I could tell a story the way she does. Daughter Francesca seems a little more reserved and offers stories surrounding her life as a millennial, which is less of a connection for me, although I love her lower-key style. So much fun--I can't get enough of these. My only problem is that the title really has nothing at all to do with the book. I kind of expected a bunch of drink-related stories about vacations or something (based on the cover art), but nada. Not a problem because the title still make me giggle, but I'm always just a bit disconcerted when I read the title. But maybe I'm just disconcerted in general...
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  • Kim
    January 1, 1970
    As always, Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella address some of the oddities and uncertainties of life with humor, sarcasm, wit, and intelligence. They speak of being pet owners and how obsessive we can be (yes, myself included!), of aging, gracefully or not so much so. They address dating - or not, and so many other topics. Sometimes the sharp edged humor hides real truths that really hit close to home. Each year I look forward to reading their collection of essays, and I am al As always, Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella address some of the oddities and uncertainties of life with humor, sarcasm, wit, and intelligence. They speak of being pet owners and how obsessive we can be (yes, myself included!), of aging, gracefully or not so much so. They address dating - or not, and so many other topics. Sometimes the sharp edged humor hides real truths that really hit close to home. Each year I look forward to reading their collection of essays, and I am always sorry when I am finished - anxious for the next installment. I am grateful to Lisa and Francesca for becoming a part of an annual ritual I look forward to, and I am grateful for NetGalley for the opportunity to read the stories in advance in exchange for a review. I don't want to wish my life away, but I am looking forward to next years collection already!
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  • Deborah Fontaine
    January 1, 1970
    This collection of story stories was a little hard to get into as I’m not usually a short story reader, but I am a big fan of the author Lisa Scottoline and was excited to read I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses. The book, at times, was relatable, humorous—laugh-out-loud funny, and a few times brought tears to my eyes. I could relate to many of the true life stories as my daughter and I are very close—best friends—as with Lisa and Francesca's mother/daughter relationship. I also enjoyed rea This collection of story stories was a little hard to get into as I’m not usually a short story reader, but I am a big fan of the author Lisa Scottoline and was excited to read I See Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses. The book, at times, was relatable, humorous—laugh-out-loud funny, and a few times brought tears to my eyes. I could relate to many of the true life stories as my daughter and I are very close—best friends—as with Lisa and Francesca's mother/daughter relationship. I also enjoyed reading the stories about their beloved Mother Mary. I have not read the other books in the series but this book stands alone.Special thanks to St. Martin’s Press for sending an advanced copy for my unbiased opinion.
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  • Jill
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's press for an early copy of this book for review!Another fun and exciting collection of stories from Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. It was a quirky set of stories and I learned in this book that "quirky means adorable."I waited a few days to start this one because I knew once I started I would want to continue to read just one more and I would get nothing else done. And that was true. I read the entire collection in just two sittings. Lisa and Fr Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's press for an early copy of this book for review!Another fun and exciting collection of stories from Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. It was a quirky set of stories and I learned in this book that "quirky means adorable."I waited a few days to start this one because I knew once I started I would want to continue to read just one more and I would get nothing else done. And that was true. I read the entire collection in just two sittings. Lisa and Francesca talk about everything from air conditioning and home repair to Lady Gaga and watercolors to dogs...and cats..and snakes...and horses. This book has something for everyone to enjoy. There are many laugh out loud moments, a few sad stories, and plenty of times where I can see myself if similar situations.I recommend this book to everyone!
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    All my reviews can be found at: http://jessicasreadingroom.com~~~~~I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses is the ninth collaboration between mother/ daughter team Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. In these collaborations they share about the hilariousness that is their everyday life. We get both hilarious perspectives of life from the ‘younger generation’ and the ‘older generation’. Through these essays you get to know both Lisa and Francesca. If you have read all the collaborations you All my reviews can be found at: http://jessicasreadingroom.com~~~~~I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses is the ninth collaboration between mother/ daughter team Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. In these collaborations they share about the hilariousness that is their everyday life. We get both hilarious perspectives of life from the ‘younger generation’ and the ‘older generation’. Through these essays you get to know both Lisa and Francesca. If you have read all the collaborations you know them and their family very well. They come from a big Italian family and we get to see first-hand what that is like.This is the first collaboration I have read and I would love to read more! I am a big Scottoline fan, so I feel I now know her more as a person. Francesca writes a column every Sunday in The Philadelphia Inquirer.There are lots of laughs and a little sadness in the essays they share with us. Every mother and daughter will enjoy this collection of essays. You can see Lisa and Francesca have a very special relationship: They are each other’s number one fan. Go ahead and start reading these books now, you won’t regret it! Bring this with you to the beach, it is a perfect beach read!Thank you NetGalley and St Martin’s Press for granting me an arc copy!
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  • Mala Ashok
    January 1, 1970
    My relationship with Lisa Scottoline is a Love Hate one. I love her writing because it is so funny and I hate the fact that she takes whatever I experience and writes it out so funnily - before I can!! I would love to write the way Lisa (and Francesca) write except for the stories about their pets, they can have those. The stories are their (and every other woman's ) experiences of everyday life, relationships, and anything else that you and i may feel. I just love her age related stories becaus My relationship with Lisa Scottoline is a Love Hate one. I love her writing because it is so funny and I hate the fact that she takes whatever I experience and writes it out so funnily - before I can!! I would love to write the way Lisa (and Francesca) write except for the stories about their pets, they can have those. The stories are their (and every other woman's ) experiences of everyday life, relationships, and anything else that you and i may feel. I just love her age related stories because I'm in that cohort too. All in all a wonderful reading experience.
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  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    Another LOL read for this mother/daughter duo. They are a winning combination in The Inquirer (Philadelphia) and these are short stories are based on their experiences. This is a great escape is you are reading a thriller that has you stressed or biting your nails or on a beach vacation. Easy to read a story or 4, then pick up a glass of Rosé! My kids and hubby stopped asking what was so funny for fear I’d read them another story.Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this ARC.
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  • MB
    January 1, 1970
    Cute, light, relatable essays written from two different perspectives of mother and daughter. Reading a book in the series is like meeting up with relatives or friends and catching up with a few laughs along the way.
  • Sara
    January 1, 1970
    I've read most of these mother/daughter books and enjoyed them all. They're funny and poignant. Usually it's Lisa's chapters that I like most but this time I really enjoyed Francesca's who has blossomed into a great writer and a very mature young woman.
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  • Selena
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed my book an i appreciate u for sending it to me happy weekend.🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💚💚💚💚💛💛💜💜
  • Brenda
    January 1, 1970
    Lisa Scottoline and her adult daughter Francesca Serritella reveal their year of mother-daughter, real life moments in this latest in their series and it is all good clean fun with a touch of sadness as the situation warrants.This is a book to savor, though you want to rush through to see what they have come up with next. From make-up to dogs, colonoscopy kits to carb consumption, each 'tale' brings a smile or a tear. I love the reminiscing of Philadelphia-based Lisa and the young single NYC lif Lisa Scottoline and her adult daughter Francesca Serritella reveal their year of mother-daughter, real life moments in this latest in their series and it is all good clean fun with a touch of sadness as the situation warrants.This is a book to savor, though you want to rush through to see what they have come up with next. From make-up to dogs, colonoscopy kits to carb consumption, each 'tale' brings a smile or a tear. I love the reminiscing of Philadelphia-based Lisa and the young single NYC life of Francesca. Now I have to wait until I can buy this in audio book - they do the audio books themselves! I will be listening with the AC on and tears of laughter running down my face.I volunteered to read an ARC through Net Galley. Thank you St. Martin's Press!
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you to Goodreads, St. Martin's Press, Lisa Scottoline, and Francesca Serritella for the Advance Reader Copy I won through a Goodreads Giveaway!!!! First let me say right before winning the giveaway someone at work asked does anyone ever win Goodreads Giveaways and said YES because I had won one before so thank you for the opportunity to read this.I love Lisa's and Francesca's books. I bought Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as Mother and Daughter for my mom for he Thank you to Goodreads, St. Martin's Press, Lisa Scottoline, and Francesca Serritella for the Advance Reader Copy I won through a Goodreads Giveaway!!!! First let me say right before winning the giveaway someone at work asked does anyone ever win Goodreads Giveaways and said YES because I had won one before so thank you for the opportunity to read this.I love Lisa's and Francesca's books. I bought Best Friends, Occasional Enemies: The Lighter Side of Life as Mother and Daughter for my mom for her birthday because I thought she would relate to Lisa, so it is very exciting for me to receive an Advance Reader Copy of I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses. I dove right into the book and felt like I was among friends discussing the trials and tribulations of life and being a woman, though I do not envy Francesca and being single and dating. At this point if something were to happen to my husband, not that I am wishing anything would happen, I would go Lisa's route and have a ton of pets and worry about my daughters. I do not have a Thing One or Thing Two but I love Lisa's references to them because I imagine 2 faceless (and headless) bodies with the red shirts that say Thing One and Thing Two and every reference no matter how minor makes me laugh.There is so much about this book I loved and I will go back and reread it again, though maybe not from start to finish, which is the beauty of this series of books. You can read the chapters that most apply to how you feel and how your day is going. It's like a Choose Your Own Adventure book for adults (am I the only one that loved Choose Your Own Adventure books way more than I should have?). Anyway, be careful where you are reading. I was reading this while waiting for to pick up my daughter at school and was laughing hysterically at the chapter "A Woman With a Plan." Needless to say I got some strange looks from people going in and out of the high school and they went wide around my car. This book wasn't all laughs, though. I follow Lisa and Francesca on social media (and you should too) so I feel I have gotten to know their pets quite well and I have read about Ruby's degenerative myelopathy and even though I knew Ruby would eventually go downhill, I was sorry to hear about her passing. I had read the article online when Lisa wrote it but it still made me sad to read it again, though I am glad Ruby has Mother Mary because they are really two sides of the same coin; small but mighty.I recommend (and will continue to recommend) this series of books to any woman looking for a fun and good read. There is something for every woman in I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses and I bet you will see yourself (or your mother or your sister or aunt, best friend, and so on) more than once as you read I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses. Pull up a chair, preferably at the beach or beside a pool, slather on the sunscreen, grab a glass of your favorite vino and enjoy I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella. Cheers to life and being a woman!
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    For the past few years, I have read a book by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella in the beginning of summer. It’s a great way to kick off the season, and I really look forward each new copy. This year’s edition is one of my favorites so far.Usually I can relate to Lisa’s comments the best. I love her way of turning even the most ordinary of circumstances into something to be laughed at, and I often find myself nodding along in solidarity with another female dealing with life’s challenges. For the past few years, I have read a book by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella in the beginning of summer. It’s a great way to kick off the season, and I really look forward each new copy. This year’s edition is one of my favorites so far.Usually I can relate to Lisa’s comments the best. I love her way of turning even the most ordinary of circumstances into something to be laughed at, and I often find myself nodding along in solidarity with another female dealing with life’s challenges. I love how she finds humor in her own foibles, and doesn’t even mind when her very own daughter points out a few. On the other hand, Francesca adds a different dimension to the book, sharing stories of her life as a single woman. The back and forth between the two shows what a good relationship they have. As the mother of two sons, reading about their relationship, I feel that I would have enjoyed having a daughter. Not that I don’t love my sons, but a daughter to share the ups and downs of female life, would have been nice.This book is definitely worth five stars. Add a bit of levity to your life, and pick up a copy of this; life is far too serious. I love these books, and I hope to read more for years to come. Lisa, if you are reading this, how about a winter edition? It would be nice to find things to laugh about during the huge snow storms we get some years.
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    Can I just say how much I love Lisa Scottoline?? She is not only a wonderful author but one of the funniest, sweetest women around...her personality just shines through in the essays she writes with her equally funny and fantastic daughter Francesca Serritella! I really do adore this mother-daughter duo, and their series of books about their real-life is just the best! They have such a wonderful relationship, and it makes reading their essays just that much better. The essays in I See Life Throu Can I just say how much I love Lisa Scottoline?? She is not only a wonderful author but one of the funniest, sweetest women around...her personality just shines through in the essays she writes with her equally funny and fantastic daughter Francesca Serritella! I really do adore this mother-daughter duo, and their series of books about their real-life is just the best! They have such a wonderful relationship, and it makes reading their essays just that much better. The essays in I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses are just brilliant; they are personal, warm, witty, relatable, hysterical, and just so highly entertaining! Every time I read one, I start to imagine what it will be like when my own daughter, who just turned eight, is an adult, and I only hope she and I will have the same kind of relationship as Lisa and Francesca!!These two talk about everything! And by that, I do mean everything: their dogs and cats, who are a tremendous part of their family (and I LOVE what a huge pet lover they both are, which only makes me adore the duo more!!), loss of a pet and how that is so shattering, snakes..in the toilet??, hearing about dating through the eyes of Francesca, the horrors of Spanx, receiving a do-it-yourself colonoscopy in the mail(!), technology issues, they touch on feminism, the strength of being a woman, and they made me feel so blessed and thankful to be a woman and part of a great group of women who just enrich my life and make it more meaningful every day...and I'm including them in this by just being a part of my life by sharing their stories and thoughts. And there is so much more in the book-no topic is off limits for them, but it is clean, fun humor with touches of sadness at times (I even cried) depending on what the duo is reminiscing about.This was a perfect, quick book to read while sitting on the beach while on vacation or to read even if you aren't on vacation! It's just a perfect read!! If you want to read a wonderful collection of essays that will make you laugh or sometimes cry, then you need to pick up I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses asap! I can't wait to read their next book together! **Thank you NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for my review copy in exchange for my fair and honest review.**
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  • Nancy
    January 1, 1970
    Every summer, I look forward to the newest episode of the Lisa and Francesca family saga. Each year, as this mother-daughter writing team releases their Chick Wit column in book form, I cannot wait to sit down with them to share in their laughter and to realize, no matter whom you are, the good and the bad in life finds us all. In the past, I would listen to their most recent book while driving my daughter back to college or when I wandered on a journey to visit. This year, with her off on her o Every summer, I look forward to the newest episode of the Lisa and Francesca family saga. Each year, as this mother-daughter writing team releases their Chick Wit column in book form, I cannot wait to sit down with them to share in their laughter and to realize, no matter whom you are, the good and the bad in life finds us all. In the past, I would listen to their most recent book while driving my daughter back to college or when I wandered on a journey to visit. This year, with her off on her own adventures, I look at their stories with a different eye. An eye of a mother with an adult child and realizing, though our stories are different, we each have those things that make us laugh, cry, confront tough decision, and realize no matter what Francesca says, the dating years, though trying, were also a lot of fun.Maybe it is an age thing, but Lisa’s stories resonate with me. Aging is not easy, but the lessons from our past are what get us to our future. You have to face each day with humor or you will not make it. As Lisa said, her job is to make us laugh and that is what she did in this book. A moment or two of great aloud guffawing in an otherwise quiet place, may turn heads, but what is life without laughter and listening to the stories of two women whom have turned into friends.
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    Seeing life through the lens of this mother-daughter team is hilarious, touching, and real. This collection of stories is totally relatable, they invite us into their imperfect lives and allow us to join in the comedic side of life.No subject is off limits, from a do it yourself colonoscopy, to peeling a hard-boiled egg and giving up a pool chair to a pool bully.Lisa points out the incongruities of growing older and the way in which we cope with emerging technologies (Live Feeds), news stories o Seeing life through the lens of this mother-daughter team is hilarious, touching, and real. This collection of stories is totally relatable, they invite us into their imperfect lives and allow us to join in the comedic side of life.No subject is off limits, from a do it yourself colonoscopy, to peeling a hard-boiled egg and giving up a pool chair to a pool bully.Lisa points out the incongruities of growing older and the way in which we cope with emerging technologies (Live Feeds), news stories on Facebook (it's all true especially the snake coming out of the toilet), a favorite uncle Mikey who brings Christmas presents that fell off of the back of a truck and the power of steroids to heal a sore throat while providing the energy to accomplish everything needed for Christmas.Francesca navigates us through her dating world, planning her birthday, and knowing when it is over as evidenced by a ravaged birthday cake. Her empathy and love for her pets shine through in her advocacy for air conditioning and a dog stroller for Ruby, "Francesca Serritella, Attorney at Paw."The stories are a must read for this summer, this writing duo has an endless supply of everyday occurrences for us to laugh with them and at ourselves.
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    If I was a betting kind of person, I would have thrown my money down and stated yes I have read every book Lisa Scottoline has written. I guess it is a good thing that no one offered me that betting opportunity since I would have been wrong. I had no idea that Lisa and her daughter, Francesca have written a series of books together, so I learned something new today(and kept my cash).Some of the essays were laugh out loud funny, some sad, but mostly real reflections of the lives these women lead. If I was a betting kind of person, I would have thrown my money down and stated yes I have read every book Lisa Scottoline has written. I guess it is a good thing that no one offered me that betting opportunity since I would have been wrong. I had no idea that Lisa and her daughter, Francesca have written a series of books together, so I learned something new today(and kept my cash).Some of the essays were laugh out loud funny, some sad, but mostly real reflections of the lives these women lead. Two very different perspectives as with any mother and daughter, there is an age difference. While Francesca is trying to navigate the dating scene, Lisa worries about snakes in her toilet and her aging body. Each story is short and I would read one or two after I finished a book or had only a few free minutes to read. This was a fun, enjoyable read and it exposed me to another side of one of my favorite authors. I've discovered that there are other books in this series, but as each one is composed of a series of stories, it certainly works as a stand-alone. Now that isn't to say I am not looking forward to reading the other books, because I am. Thank you Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella, St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the complimentary digital copy.
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