Family- The Ties That Bindand Gag Author:Erma Bombeck The wisest of the wits looks at the great American tradition- the family. Erma Bombeck finds a mother lode of laughter, compassion, pathos, poignancy, and nostalgie in the small and large triumphs of family life in the '80s. — In Family: The Ties That Bind...and Gag!, a grown family comes home to spend the weekend...a group who share the same gen... more »es, chromosomes, and last name, but have never eaten the same breakfast cereal, watched the same TVshows, like the same people, or spoken the same language. They discuss whatever happened to the home-cooked "McMeal," what kind of children would bring parents into this crazy mixed-up world, and the horrors of what happens when parents come face to face with Technology. It's a blending of generations and relationships, the story of a strange little band of characters sharing diseases and toothpaste, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound them all together.
With love, perception, and irreverence, Erma presents an American faimly-challenged in a way no one would ever have thought possible to survive.
Erma Bombeck is the author of seven previous books, including the bestselling Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession.« less