The cover art of books can grab my attention and entice me to take a book home or do just the opposite. The robins egg blue cover with the cute chick dressed in his just hatched eggshell called out to me among all the other books on the new non-fiction bookshelves a few days ago. When I saw that the cover belonged to a new book of Lisa Scottoline’s with another funny title, I had to take it home with me.
My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space is her second collection of personal essays that will ring true for many of us. Lisa and her daughter, Francesca, share humorous tales of life as a single mom and newly on-her-own daughter in the big city of New York. Her first book, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, was a romp through the life of Lisa, a best-selling author, lawyer and writer of the column Chick Wit for the Philadelphia Inquirer. In both books we are treated to everyday life in the most amusing way. Francesca shares about her eccentric mom that shares the couch with five dogs, sleeps in her clothes for fun and eats the same three meals on rotation. “To know someone is to know his or her quirks. To love someone is to love those quirks.”