Kindness and Lies: Relationships That Make a Life
Funny, entertaining and thought-provoking insights into life's pivotal relationships from the pen of Dunedin-based columnist, writer and broadcaster Lisa Scott. Following in the footsteps of her hilarious account of living in India (Travels with my Economist, 2012), Lisa turns her attention closer to home, scrutinising and reflecting on the myriad relationships that make up our lives. S
he probes fraught, often muddled family and extended family situations; consults friends, lawyers and other professionals for opinions; scours libraries and DVD shops for inspiration; and also takes a good long look at herself -- her early life, her own relationships and her struggles with her appearance. Peppered with quirky cameos from the economist, as well as tongue-in-cheek asides on house guest, pets, handbags, toxic friendships and yoga pants...it's a rollicking good read.
As well as her regular columns for the Otago Daily Times (Tales from the Powder Room) and Next magazine (The Last Laugh), Lisa Scott writes features for North & South and NZ Life & Leisure. Her first book, Travels with my Economist, was published by Bateman in 2012, and reached number 19 in the Indie Books Top 20. Lisa lives with the economist in Dunedin.