Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim by Lisa Scottoline

Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

Love and guilt are thick in the Scottoline/Serritella household, and Lisa and Francesca's mother-daughter-turned-best-friends bond will strike a familiar note to many. But now that Lisa is a suburban empty nester and Francesca is an independent twentysomething in the big city, they have to learn how to stay close while living apart. How does a mother's love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries? You'll laugh o...

Details Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

TitleMeet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim
Release DateNov 13th, 2012
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
GenreHumor, Nonfiction, Audiobook, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim

  • Erica
    I started this right after Mom died and I was worried my own emotional baggage, re: Mothers and Daughters, would get in the way of my enjoyment. Fortunately, there was a total disconnect because the only overlapping mother/daughter experiences between them and me and my mother was the fact that there was a biological mother/daughter relationship. I was free to listen to their quippery and not feel a single heartstring pulled in regard to my own s...
  • Dawn
    I just love to read the books that Lisa Scottoline writes with her daughter. They are always funny, cheerful, and honest about life, growing older, and mother-daughter relationships. I find these books as sort of a vacation without leaving home.
  • Jenny
    I have found that I cannot resist these books. I think it is because I can relate to their mother-daughter relationship and the goofy banter throughout the book. Plus they are a fun, quick read. I find myself tearing up in spots (I can't deny that PMS isn't involved) and then laughing out loud in others. Lisa Scottoline and her daughter say the things I think and feel but don't write down. I love that they can find humor in mundane life events. I...
  • Christine
    I have long held to the claim that even though you deny it, everyone has baggage. We carry around and cannot get rid of regardless of how hard we try and boy do we try really hard. We have childhood issues we never resolved, guilt we project very effectively, and daily insanity we just have to deal with regardless of how much we try not to.In this story Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella both famed writers in their own right jo...
  • Carolyn Amundson
    I picked this up randomly in the library and just couldn't finish it. It's like one author is telling you some rambling information about her life, and then the other jumps in for a chapter to tell you some additional rambling stuff and responding to the first author's rambling tale. In this case, the two authors are a mother and a daughter. The authors say the book is funny. I had to take their word for it. Here's an excerpt:Dogs don't have emot...
  • Sue
    This was a quick read - about mothers and daughters - luckily Lisa Scottoline is an excellent writer so it keeps you going through all the various vignettes.. it was humorous but not outrageously so... this was a good in-between book - one to read and finish before I found the next one I really wanted to read.
  • Debbie
    I always have a number of laughs and a few tears with Lisa Scottoline. These books are quick and fun reads, and I would really like to get a cup of coffee with here and let our dogs play together.
  • Laura
    This whole series of autobiographical essays is worth reading, especially for the laughs. Many times I find myself totally relating to an essay topic and either enjoying the humor or finding it thought provoking because the essay will make me look at a situation I am in differently than I had been looking at it before. Not profound life-changing thoughts, just a lot of gee, I'm not the only one or maybe, hmm, I guess things could be worse. Overal...
  • Lisa
    This book of witty essays (taken mostly from the authors' column in the Philadelphia Inquirer) grew on me, although you don't get enough for your money--too much white space and one or two word paragraphs feel like padding after a while. Nevertheless, the authors (especially Lisa, the mother) have some good and sometimes spot-on insights into life as a woman. The book assumes that you've read the authors' earlier books of witty essays, so it migh...
  • Cheryl
    I have to give this 5 stars since I listened to the audiobook twice in a 3 day period and still laughed out loud. I will pass this copy on to a friend and I will look for other books by this mother-daughter duo, plus I will try reading more of Lisa's mysteries. To future readers, enjoy the home-decorating errors, the family squabbles, and the hazards of life with dogs. If you don't literally LOL at least twice, seek emergency treatment.
  • Eileen W
    I really enjoyed these short stories from Lisa and her daughter Francesca. I was already a fan of Lisa's humorous Chick Wit column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, and I have seen the two of them speak at their annual book club party, where they open their house to hundreds of women and treat us to lunch. So, I can really picture them telling these stories. They are great in print and in person!
  • Jeanne
    A collection of essays originally printed in their newspaper column, this is another in an ongoing series by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Seratelli. Light,easy and humorous reading, these essays touch on many aspects of the mother/daughter relationship and the kinds of situations we all find ourselves in.
  • Emily Peterson
    This book is charming and funny for the first several chapters. After a while, however, the forced humor of the two women becomes seriously overwrought and just plain annoying. Their stories are entertaining enough, but the voices of the two narrators are hyperactive. You can tell they're really, really trying. They try too hard, however.
  • Andrea
    This is a really good collection of non-fiction stories told by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella. Each story explores different facets of thier relationship as it changes with age. I enjoy these stories because I am a fan of Lisa's fiction books, but they are also great for anyone who is not interested in her other books. These are two talented women that I will be following!
  • Me
    Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca take turns writing essays on topics ranging from long distance romances to pet fur covered furniture. There were several times that I did find myself chuckling. I read the audio version which includes an interview with both authors and adds more insight to their writing and purpose.
  • Katie
    Loved it--especially the chapter about hands. I can still remember when my mother told me she put her arm through her sleeve one day and out came her mother's hand. I know exactly when I had the same experience.
  • Heather
    some cute stories
  • Nika
    Yes, I always laugh with Lisa Scottoline. Yes, I'm always embarrassed to be seen with the dumb doggy cover. (Definitely a cat person)
  • Sheri
    Love theses two
  • Lauren Coyle
    Not a fan. Got well over 2/3 done with it and had to put it away for good. I think I have read 3 chapters about the mother looking for curtains or drapes or paint color for the walls... it got very boring, very quickly. I picked this up on a whim not reading anything else by the author and it almost made me uncomfortable how often she relates to how the reader should already know from her other novels... not a fan.
  • Diann
    I made it about 30% through the audio book and declared it a DNF. I found it to be random topics about a mother-daughter relationship and their own stand-up comedian takes on life. Perhaps the audio version vs. the hardcopy made it more grating? I waited 5 months for the library loan and was sorely disappointed.
  • Kayla
    This was okay. Just okay. It was a pretty quick read - when I could convince myself to read it...I am just much more of a 'story' person. Not my type of book. I really like Lisa Scottoline, but give me one of her novels!
  • Kathy
    This book was written by both Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella. It is full of short chapters, basically about the things happening in their lives, sad and funny and the way they handle their relationship.
  • Heather(Gibby)
    This is a very lighthearted collection of essays by a mother /daughter writing team. There are some serious moments, but overall it is about the little things that mothers and daughter love and hate about each other. I listened to it as an audio book, which I highly recommend.
  • Sue Kozlowski
    This book was co-written by Lisa Scottoline and her daughter, Francesca. They take turns writing short, quick stories.The stories are a la' Erma Bombeck. They are funny and cute, but I have to say that Bombeck is definitely the queen of funny perspectives on life experiences.
  • Allison
    This pass for empty entertainment in the car for my commute. I would listen to others by this mother daughter team. BUT there was actually very little daughter, it seemed like most of the essays were the mom.
  • Kate Wilkins
    I love these compilations of short stories. The two authors have hilarious, honest, poignant, and truthful views. I enjoy reading about Mother Mary, the successes they have, and the heartbreak. The humor is sprinkled in and makes the whole novel very enjoyable!
  • Jill
    This was a quick read, but I’ve never read any of Lisa Scottoline’s books before so it didn’t mean that much to me. It was fun to read about Lisa and Francesca and their relationship.
  • Trinka
    very funny. great true to life humor
  • Neva Williams
    Great collection of real-life stories and musings, read by the authors. Entertaining, funny, and sometimes profound.