It's likely that most people recognize Lisa Scottoline's name from her bestselling legal thrillers, but she also writes, along with her daughter, a well-regarded column for the Philadelphia Inquirer
. For those who haven't had the pleasure of reading this writing team, this collection of essays (which follows Best Friends, Occasional Enemies
) offers "an ab-toning laugh session, a silly giggle, a sympathetic sigh, and a lump in the throat" (Booklist
). In discussing their bonds with each other and with Scottoline's own mother, the mother-daughter team covers topics like the proper technique for packing dishes, the importance of bringing a coat in the summertime, dating, and dogs.