Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline and her daughter Francesca Serritella write a column, Chick Wit, for The Sunday Inquirer's Arts&Entertainment section. Lisa is a New York Times best-selling novelist. Visit Lisa at

Latest Stories

Lisa Scottoline: Things that make you go argh

All of a sudden, I’m feeling old. Because there’s a birthday coming up. No, not mine. It’s Daughter Francesca’s birthday, on February 7th. And you know what, it’s making me feel older.


Lisa Scottoline: Starry-eyed

Evidently I’m underachieving. And I have been for about 50 years. I realized this when I read about Wolf Cukier, a junior in high school who, on his third day of a summer internship at NASA, discovered a new planet.

Lisa Scottoline: Ralph rings in the new year

The other day I was looking at holiday cards that friends had sent me, and one struck a chord. It had a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, who said: Some people pursue happiness, others create it. And I thought, wow. Greeting cards are changing my life now.

Lisa Scottoline: Travels with Barney

Life is full of surprises. So are cats.

Lisa Scottoline: All that litters

It’s the holidays, and I’ve been buying gifts and thinking about gifts. I always used to buy jewelry, but in more recent years, I’ve been wondering how smart that is. Mainly because online, I see more and more estate sales.

Time is relatives

I blame Thanksgiving, who arrived late and overstayed her welcome.

Happy Thanksgiving!

I’m wondering if I should cut off my butt to fit into my jeans.This being Thanksgiving weekend, after turkey, stuffing, and pie, you might be thinking the same thing.

Lisa Scottoline: Survey Says

It’s election season, but this column isn’t about politics. It’s about polls.

Lisa Scottoline: The second-marriage card

But I realized I’m in the wrong business when I went to a card store, bought some birthday cards for my bestie Franca, and realized that greeting cards are now a mortgage payment

Hark, Hark, the dogs do ...

So when I came home, I paid special attention to the decibel level in my house, which was when I realized that my dogs bark all day long.