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All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room
All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room
Author: Erma Bombeck
For nearly thirty years, America's favorite humorist, Erma Bombeck, has given us her take on the behavioral patterns of her favorite animal species --us. Much in the same way that Jane Goodall devoted her life to living with and recording the behavioral patterns of the wild mountain chimps of Gombi, so Bombeck has recorded our mating habi...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060177881
ISBN-10: 0060177888
Publication Date: 10/1995
Pages: 207
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3.8 stars, based on 41 ratings
Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette
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Not her funniest, but still a quick and light read. Perfect for the beach.
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Too Funny
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You'll laugh hysterically, as I did.
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When syndicated newspaper columnist Bombeck compares gorillas' show-off behavior to the attention-getting ploys of Madonna, Howard Stern, Roseanne and other "professional exhibitionists," one feels she may be onto something. Although many of these 38 lighthearted pieces, which seek out loose parallels between Homo sapiens and the rest of the animal kingdom, don't click, those that do are irreverent, funny and sassy, like her put-down of the men's movement or her survey of sex in the 1990s. There are several awful groaners here, as when the bestselling humorist leaps from the cockroach's eons-old longevity to the "longevity" of Christmas fruitcake. A lot of her animal-based observations on humans' mating and courtship habits, emotional makeup and struggle for survival are superficial. Nevertheless, fans will enjoy Bombeck's wry comments on toilet-training toddlers; men's superiority complex about driving a car; women's dieting and compulsion to hoard things; and how to encourage creative play in children
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Erma Bombeck at her hilarious best...
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Still as funny as she ever was.
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Erma shows how close animals in the wild and humans really are,and how much we can learn from one another.
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Classic Erma Bombeck humor! I hadn't read this one before and it was like an unexpected visit back with her. The woman LIVED and she could sure write about it.


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