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Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag
FamilyThe Ties That Bindand Gag
Author: Erma Bombeck
ISBN: 41521
Pages: 181
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Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Book Type: Hardcover
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Pattakins avatar reviewed Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag on + 365 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
As expected, I loved this book. Erma Bombeck had a great way of looking at life and all it's trials and tribulations. This is a must read for anyone who has children. Just when you think you can't take another "Why do I have to do it?", you can laugh about it after reading this book. A good laugh out loud book. I wish Erma was still around to impart her hilarious wisdom on life. And I wish I had her attitude!
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Helpful Score: 1
Brilliant, funny and timeless. The wisdom and wit of Irma Bombeck will surely live forever through this book! I could see my own family reflected in the descriptions of her family and that made this even more endearing!
Klippy avatar reviewed Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag on + 19 more book reviews
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Erma Bombeck tells it like it is and she is just so funny.
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Hilarious book for any age range!
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I was disappointed with this book. I remember reading her column in the newspaper when I ws a teenager and enjoying it, but it seemed that there was more complaining about her family than anything positive.
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Erma's terse wit and humorous insight shed new light on what 'family' means.
From enduring the 'family vacation' cross country in a car with kids ("Are we there yet?" is coming from the parents this time) to dealing with the leftovers that nobody wants to eat... Erma takes a look at the daily and yearly grind of living together as a family.
Written in 1987, Erma takes no prisoners in her funny dialogs on topics such as her son's college class choices (Is There Life after Lunch 101); energy and water budgeting (yes, twenty years ago, it was an issue!); physical fitness (how to fake jogging)Christmas wish lists based on the shopping channels... True confessions of the kids about grade school- and much more.
AT the least, this book will remind you of the simpler years and allow you to laugh at your own family history- and the best possibility is that it will re-open memories to be shared and (yes!) treasured from your family's experiences.
penguinross avatar reviewed Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag on + 5 more book reviews
Laugh out loud funny tales of family life by one of America's best humorist. Enjoyed this bk immensely.
Angeleyes avatar reviewed Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag on + 217 more book reviews
Very funny book. I never appreciated Bombeck before ( I thought she was before my time) but now that I've read her work, she left me in stitches. I could totally relate to her 'family" stories.
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Super cute witty realistic look at life, kids, family and mariage. I enjoyed it completely.
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Funny stuff!
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Very Funny book! I loved it. Read it very quickly!
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Very funny book. This is taken from the time in her life when all children were out of the house, but came home for a Christmas visit.
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Bombeck is just so funny. Even as a teenager I laughed. Now that I actually get the jokes, I laugh harder.
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If you're an Erma Bombeck fan - this is a must.
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A hilarious look at family life through the eyes of one of the best humour writers of our time. I loved it!
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Erma Bombeck as always gives us a good laugh at ourselves. This book is about families and shows you the funny side of things.
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funny book
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This is SUCH a funny book by a truely funny lady. She totally relates the truth of family in a humorous and touching way.
maydayzee avatar reviewed Family--The Ties That Bind...and Gag on + 751 more book reviews
Erma Bombeck--always funny!
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A really funny book that gets you looking at your own family in a different light!
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"Class rings are what are lost before your check clears the bank."
I read some of this on the subway, thirty years after publication, and found it entertaining yet today.