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Are You There Erma? It's Me Gayle
by Gayle Carline (Goodreads Author)
When Gayle Carline clawed her way into her local newspaper office and groveled until they gave her a weekly humor column, she worried about not having enough material. Then she took a look at her life. Nearly every week something in her house or car needs repair, her son doesn't know why being able to see his carpet is a big deal, and her husband believes less is more, esp ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published October 10th 2011 by Createspace
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'Are You There Erma? It's Me, Gayle, by Gayle Carline, was provided free of charge from the author through GoodReads, FirstReads. If you miss Erma Bombeck, I suggest you read this book by Gayle Carline. She has the same sense of humor and wit that Erma had. I have read some of Ms. Bombeck's books so was anxious to try this book by Ms. Carline and she did not disappoint me. This book is a compilation of her newspaper columns. She has a great sense of humor about her everyday family-centered life. ...more
This is the second book by Gayle that provides what she considers to be her best columns. the columns mostly weren't even that funny and this read more like a personal blog - interesting to close acquaintances but boring to the rest of us. the formatting left a lot of white space between each story which seemed like a waste. The stories were just a little too mundane for me, but if you know Gayle personally it might be a worthwhile read.
This book is a compilation of select humor columns from two more years of Mrs. Carline's work. I liked this one better than the first book, because the columns didn't seem quite as "forced" and because she didn't talk as much about writing her column. It's nice to see how her community has rallied around her and supported her work.