Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

The Lighter Side of Life as a Mother and Daughter

By Lisa Scottoline; Francesca Serritella

Griffin, Paperback, 9781250013866, 307pp.

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

Description

In "Best Friends, Occasional Enemies, ""New York Times" bestselling author Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, are the best of friends 99.9% of the time. They're number one on each other's speed dial and they tell each other everything well, almost everything. They share shoes and clothes except one very special green jacket, which almost caused a catfight.

In other words, they're just like every mother and daughter in the world. Best friends and occasional enemies. Now they're dishing about it all: their lives, their relationship, and their carb count.

Lisa on Being a Mom: Motherhood has no expiration date. Francesca lives in the city, and I worry about her all the time. My daughter moved out, so why am I still lactating?

Francesca on Being a Daughter: My mother is always right. Just ask her.



About the Author
Lisa Scottoline is the "New York Times" bestselling author of novels including Look "Again, Lady Killer, Think Twice, Save Me" and "Everywhere That Mary Went". She also writes a weekly column, Chick Wit, with her daughter Francesca Serritella, for "The Philadelphia Inquirer". The columns have been collected in "Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog" and "My Nest Isn t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space". She has won an Edgar(r) Award and "Cosmopolitan" magazine s Fun Fearless Fiction Award, and she is the president of Mystery Writers of America. She teaches a course on justice and fiction at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

FRANCESCA SERRITELLA graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize, the Le Baron Russell Briggs Fiction Prize, and the Charles Edmund Horman Prize for her creative writing. She is working on a novel, and she lives in New York with only one dog, so far.


Praise For Best Friends, Occasional Enemies

“Feels like one big gabfest with your best girlfriends, whatever their age. The tell-all twosome have yet again opened their hearts and homes, cooking up a huge helping of laughs, sprinkled with a few tears and a dash of motherly love—and it all goes down deliciously.”
Booklist “[A] witty and sweet return to the ins and outs of life in this sometimes kooky, always smart and funny, family.“
Publishers Weekly "Black-and-white family photographs lend a homey feel to the experience, which culminates in a reminder to mothers and daughters that friendship between them can last a lifetime. A treat for fans of observational humor."— Kirkus Reviews