Erma Bombeck GIANT Economy Size Author:Erma Bombeck Hardcover book in good condition. Jacket shows some wear w/small tears but is still serviceable. There's an inscription on the flyleaf in black ball-point. From the jacket: — Exlusive 3-in-1 Members Edition — She causes women, teenagers and strong men to laugh - mostly at themselves. She sinks one good-humored barb after another into the hide of o... more »ne of our fattest sacred cows: the American household, and creates delightfully classic renditions of the daily domestic scene. Erma Bombeck is one of America's foremost family humorists, a fact confirmed by the millions of fans who follow her nationally syndicated column and by the thousands who made best sellers of her hilarious books - these included here for the first time in one giant volume.
In At Wit's End, Erma skips and trips through the seasons of the year, and the frustrations of everyday family life simply dissolve in the gentle acid of her wit. Anything is fair game - woman versus the car, being married to a home-repair dropout, sex education of the children, the "glue breath" syndrome of supermarket trading stamps or the plight of buying a bathing suit in August.
"Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!" brings more chuckles as Erma and Bil Keane, award-winning cartoonist syndicated in 350 papers, focus on life with a teenager. The Bombeck-Keane treatment offers uproarious scenes and dialogues on "How to Build a Teenager - If You Want to," "The Rise and Decline of Parental Smarts," and "Stone Age versus Rock Age." The result is a truly lighthearted account of what actually goes on between the generations.
In I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression the smiles begin with the chapter titles, like "We Have Measles...It Must Be Christmas;," "Talk to Me, I'm Your Mother" and "Put Down Your Brother, You Don't Know Where He's Been." Once again, Erma (who describes herself as housewife, garbage hustler and pretty face) has produced saucy, side-splitting vignettes and an irreverent, incredibly laughable look at family life!« less