The housewife columnist whose gently subversive humor has won her a prominent niche in American culture is commemorated in this collection of over 120 of her most popular and memorable essays. Bombeck, whose bestsellers include All I Know About Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room, died in 1996. Trained as a newspaper reporter, she honed her skills into a unique blend of humorous social commentary based on the quotidian passage of domestic life and an empathy with women in their relations with the larger world, including spouses and children. Much honored, quoted and sought after for advice, Bombeck had an infectious sense of human absurdity that is highlighted in this collection celebrating her 25-year career as a low-key enforcer of the positive in the face of adversity, whether it be her own terminal illness, or "missing socks, promiscuous hangovers and other unexplained phenomena" that were grist for her reporter's mill.
Always a favorite to read. Erma boils it all down to the simplest terms and reasons. I could read this book again in another year and it will still be current!!!
Down to earth with brilliant humor.
Funny...true... and the best time you can have with a book!
Assembled after her passing with the sweetest accknowledgement by her husband Bill. Love this book! Perfect for moms with small children becasue it is her column so you can read one as time allows. Since that's all kids will let you at anyway.
Great collection of Erma's best loved columns, including her final column.
I have collected all of Erma's books, and this is stories picked by her family from previous works. Every time I read her I laugh out loud.