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Have a Nice Guilt Trip

3.65 of 5 stars 3.65  ·  rating details  ·  482 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Booklist raved of the third book in the series, Meet Me At Emotional Baggage Claim, “readers ...more
Audio CD, 6 pages
Published July 8th 2014 by Macmillan Audio (first published July 2nd 2014)
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Danielle Rush
I always choose the audio version of their books because I think hearing the stories in Lisa and Francesca's voices adds to the experience. The stories about Mother Mary were especially poignant, knowing she recently passed away. I was sad to come to the end of the CDs.
This book officially wins five stars from me.This is the most hilarious book I have ever read. Lisa is an amazing author who could make anyone laugh with her jokes. I have never met Lisa but feel like I am her best friend after reading all those personal and at times embarrassing moments she had. Mother Mary is just the funniest and controlling mother, who I learn to cherish throughout the book. Francesca is an amazing author who really loves and cherishes her family. The most funniest part that ...more
My sister won the book from a good reads giveaway and I hijacked it at the airport on our trip. It was highly amusing and a quick read, so much so that I was reading the last page as we stepped off the last plane.
Minty McBunny
No. No no no no no. Both of these women are annoying, self-absorbed, I have nothing in common with them and have no interest in reading their self-congratulatory/self-deprecating anecdotes any further. Did not finish.
Mary Gramlich
You will need more than a carry on for this trip!

When you read this series of books by Lisa and Francesca (see I acted like they are my friends) you are thinking “authors have really normal lives” which sucks because I expected so much more from them. They have relationship issues, family drama, getting into trouble when you have free time, and animals they love. The only thing is it seems more interesting when you read about these things going on than when you are living them, why is that? Writ
I love to read Lisa Scottoline. With the exception of the book that just came out this week, I have read them all. I especially enjoy the humorous essays that she writes with her daughter. I have been to her house with my sister and daughter. I identify with everyday things that she writes about and love that she sees the humor in them. She has a daughter making her way in NYC. I have a daughter making her way in NYC. She goes to visit her daughter. I go to visit my daughter. We should totally h ...more
Diana Qureshi
This book was somewhat bittersweet to read because some of the stories featured Mother Mary, who recently passed away. As usual the stories written by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter were humorous, interesting, short & sweet. I always look forward to these books and read them very quickly once they are published and I get them from the library.
Erin Barnett
I received this as part of a first reads promotion. It is a witty, quick read. If you're looking for something deep and thought-provoking, this isn't going to fill that void. However, this is great beach or airplane reading. It's light enough that distractions aren't a big deal and each story is only a few pages long. There were times I know the author would have expected a laugh that just felt too contrived, but there were some funny parts.
I recently won this book in a giveaway on this site... As a thirteen almost fourteen year old girl I had never heard of this author. But as I began to read more and more of this book I thought it was amazingly written. However, I am pretty sure that I wasn't the target audience :p I am giving this book a 3/5 stars because although very entertaining; I didn't really connect with the characters and I understood that this book was meant to be read by someone who was probably in there late twenties. ...more
Kristine R.
This is not my kind of book at all. I made the mistake of listening to it on audio and I know it is just me personally but, I find books that are narrated by the people who wrote them to be very irritating. I only finished half of it. It is difficult for me to take life lessons from someone who is far younger than me who seemingly grew up under a sheltered canopy of what life is really like. I can't really take advice from someone who doesn't know what it's like to have your spirit broken once i ...more
Tales of adult diaper rash? Really?
The premise of a book of essays written by a mother and daughter duo is great. It is one I have pitched to my own mother who is one of my favorite writers. I think this book, however, suffered from poor editing. There are bursts of writing genius in the collection, but it's mired in lots of pages that seem like a rambling diary or daily blog posts on a personal Wordpress site. The essay collection reads a little like a mother living her life, interspersed with
This is a series of "essays" written by the author and her daughter (author, too!). They take everyday happenings and see the humor in them, something all of us should do more often. Like her previous books, I found myself smiling and laughing, with an occasional out loud chuckle. I could relate to so many stories in the book and I felt like I was talking to an old friend. Some of the stories were particularly poignant because Lisa's mother, Francesca's grandmother died this year while they were ...more
Reading the latest collection of essays by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca Serritella, is like hanging out with sisters or girlfriends for a couple hours. There's no telling where the conversation will lead; anywhere from puppies to diamond rings to adult diaper rash. It's all worth laughing about in Have a Nice Guilt Trip.

The columns in this collection are laugh aloud funny because they are about a woman's everyday life. The reader is lucky enough to get two perspectives. One is Lis
I love Lisa Scottoline's books. She is just like me! She makes the ordinary seem hilarious! "My favorite food is calories". OMG!! That is me!! She too has painstakingly created a garden that ended up a mess - just like me. And she laughed about it. She has a Thing 1 and a Thing 2 - just like me. She is an amazing woman. I really admire her strength and independence. I will read every one of these books that she puts out. Finding humor in everyday life. Its something we all should do more of.
Melissa Lee-tammeus
Ms. Scottoline's nonfiction rants (along with her daughter's somewhat nicer ones) are the greatest beach reads ever. I floated around my pool laughing all by myself to this one, as I do every one they have written together. Occasionally, depending on the topic, the snippets get a bit contrived, but overall, it is like sitting with a friend having a bitchfest - an honest one with all the ugly hanging out. And while that is happening, you end up realizing things aren't so bad at all. I have said b ...more
Susan McChesney
I usually love Lisa Scottoline's books. She's a local author for me. This book was a mishmash of short narratives by either her or her daughter. Some of hers were amusing. Some of them were her take on politics or our government. I really did not like her daughters at all. I did not find them interesting or amusing and frankly most the time I found them boring. I will continue to love and read Lisa's books. However I will steer clear of her collections of short stories.
Kathleen Hagen
Have a Nice Guilt Trip, by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella, Narrated by the authors, Produced by Macmillan Audio, downloaded from

Lisa Scottoline, better known for her mysteries, also writes a humor column for a newspaper in Philadelphia. Her daughter, Francesca, shares this space with her some of the time, and for the fourth time, they have produced a book of their inimitable mother-daughter humor. I find myself laughing at almost every story. Lisa’s mother, whom she refers
My boyfriend, My boyfriend, My boyfriend – I get it Francesca, you have a boyfriend. Not to say that Lisa does not get carried away with her dogs and her pipes, but still, the repetition of Francesca going on and on about her boyfriend was a bit off putting.

I love this series and it has become a tradition as I am taking my daughter back to college. The essay’s that are shared have mirrored parts of my life and I think, in some way, are preparing me for the future. Mother and daughter relationshi
Nicole Neal
This is my 2nd book by Scottoline and this one was quite a bit different writing style, this book was a mishmash of short narratives by either her or her daughter. Some of hers were amusing. Some of them were her take on politics or our government. I will probably steer clear of the short story books of hers but still have 2 others on my want to read list and will read them.
Stephanie Hong
This is a book I definitely recommend to any girl or woman. It is hilarious and quirky with some interesting jokes thrown in here and there. I extremely enjoyed the book; I could always depend on it to get my spirits back up!
I’m going to have to give this an unusual review, because I love Lisa Scottoline for a variety of reasons. I love her Rosato & Associates mysteries. I love that she lives in and uses the Philadelphia area in her books. I love her daily posts to Facebook, with her darling King Charles Spaniels. I loved the Giveaway that she had with the release of Have a Nice Guilt Trip. All of that being said, I didn’t love the Audible version of Have a Nice Guilt Trip. I think that it’s possible I might hav ...more
Mary Jo Burke
Some of these chapters hit very close to home. Funny and true.
I loved it. Just like her other great novels, this is a fun book. I GET Lisa Scottoline's sense of humor. I tried reading certain chapters to my husband but he didn't quite get it. Maybe it's a woman's thing. I think she is hysterical and I keep finding things that we have in common. We both have/had dogs named Boone. Mine was a Golden Retriever which I know she loves. We both love chocolate cake and don't like exercise. Well, that's a few. There are many more but I am a woman of advanced age an ...more
T.M. Carper
I love these collections. They make me laugh and cry and I feel like Lisa and the rest of the Flying Scottolines (pets included) are a part of my family, too. Maybe it's because I'm Italian, but I know that yelling and worrying are signs of affection and food cures everything. I'd fit right in!

Witty as always, but honest and true, anyone who's been a mother or a daughter or just been part of a family or even had best friends can see little pieces of themselves or agree with parts of these column
Sherrie Howey
I have read all of the joint books by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca and they are so enjoyable. This book (like the others) contains vignettes written individually and which are so relevant and funny. I laughed out loud when reading Lisa's vignette about Anthony Weiner and Elliot Spitzer as well as her 2 vignettes about gardening. This is a very enjoyable and easy read and I guarantee that women will relate to many of these stories!
I love Lisa Scottoline. I've read every one of her Rosato and Associates novels and all the stand alone ones too. This is my first non-fiction book of hers, but it won't be my last. I listened to the audio version of this book, read by the author. She is one funny lady, and boy oh boy, does she have some great stories about her life, her family, her dogs, book tours, well, you name it, she's got a funny story about it. I'm still laughing.
Good, funny and thought-provoking... these two are definitely on the same wave-length... as a mother-daughter team they are wonderful and you can feel the love a respect they have for each other as they go about analyzing the stuff in our everyday world that drives us all nuts... I have their other three books lined up to read soon and I'm going to read some of Lisa's mysteries after that too.. I have a few of them and have just never read any of them... Recommend to one and all...
3.5 (laughed more than once = awesome sauce). I seem to recall reading a Scottoline thriller at some point in time, but didn't wet myself in awestruck excitement over storyline or prose, so...I was pleasantly surprised to discover that as a comedic essayist, she's quite delightful! And, the woman's guilt thing, dear god, who among we she can't related. It's practically my middle name!
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.... What a kick this little collection of life stories is...
I love listening to Lisa and her daughter tell these little stories. It is like dishing with family.
I like her other books too, but I chuckled through these little tidbits of everyday life. Will be listening to the next one... "Meet me at the the emotional baggage claim" next. Can't wait.
I love this audio series. Lisa and daughter, Francesca, tell about their lives and, generally, how they feel about almost everything. This audio was particularly touching to me since my Mother has just passed away. I still hear her trying to make me feel guilty sometimes! Definitely worth a read or a listen!
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