Book Reviews of Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession

Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession
Motherhood The Second Oldest Profession
Author: Erma Bombeck
ISBN-13: 9780816136025
ISBN-10: 0816136025
Publication Date: 3/1984
Rating:
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
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4.3 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: G K Hall Co
Book Type: Hardcover
Large Print: Yes
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This book is for mothers and anyone that has ever had a mother. Erma Bombeck has a lot of insight and uses humor to convey her message. You will find that you identify with many of the mothers in the book. The stories are short and each can be read in 1-2 minutes. This book will make you laugh...and maybe cry.
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Erma never wrote a book that was less than excellent.
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One of Erma's best works. A laugh or two on every page."
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Very Funny!
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Very entertaining!
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Collection of Bombeck's columns, centering as usual on kids and parents and the things they do to drive each other crazy.
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In this book Erma celebrates Motherhood - the second oldest profession, and the biggest on-the-job training program ever.

She views with warmth, humor, insight, and compassion the variety of roles mothers play, and rescues motherhood from the unreal realm of cliche, myth, and make-believe. Erma tells of the joys and pangs, the fulfillment and the frustration, the poignancy and the pathos of being a mother.
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One of the funniest writers there ever is. She is hilarious and VERY truthful. Any mother will be able to relate to her!
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Humorous and clean. None of us are perfect parents and there was only one perfect child and he wasn't mine.
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"Hilarious and compelling. A compassionate yet critical and all-encompassing look at the sovereign state of motherhood...Erma's best---so far!"
Houston Chronicle
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"Hilarious and compelling. A comprehensive yet critical and all-encompassing look at the sovereign state of motherhood. Erma's best!" - Houston Chronicle
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Erma Bombeck rocked!
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This is large print......Motherhood may never be the same after this pro (Erma Bombeck) tells it all...it is sharp, zany and guaranteed to keep all mothers smiling.
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Old and still FUNNY!
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Classic Irma!
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From the dustjacket:
Erma Bombeck has been writing about mothers and motherhood for twenty years. In this book Erma celebrates Motherhood - the second oldest profession, and the biggest on-the-job training program ever.
She views with warmth, humor, insight, and compassion the variety of roles mothers play, and rescues motherhood from the unreal realm of cliche, myth, and make-believe. Erma tells of the joys and pangs, the fulfillment and the frustration, the poignancy and the pathos of being a mother. In Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession, Erma reaches new levels of creativity and originality with a cast of characters readers will readily recognize: from the Supermom who writes Christmas newsletters that rhyme to the mother who eats her children's Halloween candy and tells them the ants got it, from the Mom who alphabetizesher spices and can change the toilet tissue spindle without dropping the spring, to the mother who puts her kids outside to play whe the chill factor is 40 below.
Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession is a mix of personalities, ages, emotions, and attitudes about mothers. They run the gamut from Janet who considers Joan Crawford a role model to Frank who stayed home and became the first suburban mother in Rochester with a mustache...who wasn't on estrogen.
Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession is a work that breaks new ground for its author as satirist and social commentator. It is not a book for everyone - only for those who are mothers...or who had one.