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I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses

(The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman #9)

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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 publi
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
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
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Nancy
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
"We take real life and make it funny."--Lisa Scottoline

Philadelphia 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
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Karen
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
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Sherri Thacker
May 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
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.
Elizabeth
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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
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Liza Fireman
I never read anything by Lisa Scottoline, so I thought it is about time. Since it was also on the list of humor books for the Choice Award, it was perfect for me.

Bottom line, there were some funny moments. More bottom line, there weren't enough funny moments. The stories did not keep me entertained, and yes, I am a tough cookie. Not a huge fan of humor books I guess. And they need to be more witty, or have a point such as The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer or The Awkward Thought
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Betty
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The ninth offering in The Amazing Adventures of an Ordinary Woman series by mother-daughter duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella hit the shelves in July 2018. Filled with hilarious essays about everyday life, this book is guaranteed to provide a delightful diversion from your worries.

I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses is the first book I’ve read in this series—in fact, I was completely unaware of its existence prior to reading this book. I had no expectations as a result, but it did
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Carla Johnson-Hicks
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have read several of these essay books by Lisa and Francesca and I enjoy them. They are a collection of short anecdotes (newspaper column-type) of their lives. This book highlights many humorous moments in their lives and allows you a peak at various areas such as their love life, pets, jobs, friends etc. The authors 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. Throw in the jokes and jibes th ...more
Diane Hernandez
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
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
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Liza Fireman
Nov 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
I never read anything by Lisa Scottoline, so I thought it is about time. Since it was also on the list of humor books for the Choice Award, it was perfect for me.

Bottom line, there were some funny moments. More bottom line, there weren't enough funny moments. The stories did not keep me entertained, and yes, I am a tough cookie. Not a huge fan of humor books I guess. And they need to be more witty, or have a point such as The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer or The Awkward Thought
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Donna Hines
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I wanted to read this so bad, that I immediately applied at NetGalley and was declined as a top 100 reviewer at Goodreads (Really>?)
Ironically, it turned out for the good because I borrowed it as soon as it became available at my library and I must say it wasn't for me.
It was a book meant to be a beach read of sorts but for me it didn't make the cut.
It was full of the meaning of life, the importance of family, the love of life in general with a ton of adventures or misadventures if you will b
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Paula Adams
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
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.
Diane Merritt
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: humor
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
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Diane Perry
May 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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!
Leah
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was delightful. Most of the stories were funny, but there were a couple that were sad. I like that this book covers a lot of topics. I liked the stories about the Grand Canyon the best. There are also stories about food and wine and gardening and pets and Lady Gaga and a lot more.
Kelly Long
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
I look forward to reading this series every year. This one was definitely a laugh out loud book like the previous ones.
Mayda
Apr 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: humor
This collection does contain some humor, though it is not the funniest book in the series by a long shot. Lisa spends a lot of time poking fun at becoming old and Francesca’s tales of bad dates and other problems just aren’t that memorable. We learn of the death of Lisa’s beloved dog and in an extra bit tacked on as a bonus, we again can hear Francesca’s account of Mother Mary’s last days in hospice. If you want to be reminded of these things, by all means, listen to this collection, but if not, ...more
Linda
Jul 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
For me, this book was the perfect antidote to several crappy months; but it's also the perfect read if you just need to escape by reading a "fun and fizzy collection of stories" as touted by Ms. Scottoline in the first essay. Pour yourself a favorite beverage, sit in your most comfortable chair, crack the book open and enjoy! Time will pass pleasantly, you will chuckle, or maybe even laugh aloud, and be glad the Scottoline/Serritella duo continues to write these essays!
Cristina Trowbridge
Jul 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
Little vignettes told by Lisa Scottoline or her daughter, Francesca Serritella, about everyday life, but all told with a happy ending or “up” message. Unfortunately, I didn’t find many of these stories to be very unique or with any kind of clever twist to make them special enough to put into a book. I could tell after the first couple passages (they’re each about 2-3 pages long), that I wasn’t going to enjoy the book very much, but I continued in hopes that I might find something good. I didn’t. ...more
Jennifer
Jun 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
Despite this book being a goodreads giveaway, I was so disappointed. I love Scottoline’s other books but this one would probably be worth something in 100 years when life has changed dramatically because it is mundane thoughts and tasks of every day life. There really is nothing cute or funny or interesting (I have a few friends who could pull off this book because they write hilarious blog posts about every day life all the time... which I watch for and read.) Not worth purchasing though and a ...more
Nan Williams
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
The introduction to this mother-daughter collection of essays is very good and made me want to read the rest. Sadly, the following chapters did not keep my interest, and I quit after about 15% of the book which would be about 53 pages in hard back.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Nancy Rosaasen
Aug 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
I'm 50 pages in, but don't think I'll go any further despite the fact that I hate leaving a book unfinished. It's not funny, not cute, not heartwarming, rather annoying actually.
Patsye
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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 ...more
Connie N.
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 series

I 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
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Kim
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Deborah Fontaine
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways
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 ...more
Jill
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-read, netgalley
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
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Mala Ashok
Jul 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Lori Boyd
Apr 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her #1 bestselling, AFTER ANNA. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, h ...more

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