On the Shelf: Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog

“I have never been in an accident, if you don’t count my two marriages.” So says New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline in her collection of highly entertaining personal essays titled Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. The cute cover – a little dog in a coffee cup – caught my eye immediately, and though I’ve never read Scottoline’s novels, her promise of “amazing adventures of an ordinary woman” had me adding my name to the request list.

Many of the essays first appeared in Scottoline’s weekly column for The Philadelphia Inquirer, “Chick Wit,” but she’s also added some new ones, and she doesn’t only diss ex-husbands.  Of her first (and, I believe, last!) experience with Spanx, she says “From the back, instead of having buttocks, I had buttock.” Mothers (especially her own) are “a natural force, and maybe an alternative source of fuel.” My favorite comment of hers, comparing husbands and dogs: “…three of my dogs sleep on what used to be my exes’ side of the bed. Plus, dogs do a lot of things husbands do: snore, toss and turn, and fart. From my side of the bed, I’m smelling a connection. The only thing missing is the prenup.”
Reading Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, I’ve enjoyed Scottoline’s “voice” so much that I’ve requested the first book in her Rosato and Associates series, Everywhere That Mary Went, and I’ve started one of her stand-alone novels, Look Again.
Don’t you just love it when one good book leads to another and another and another?!!!