A Marriage Made in Heaven or Too Tired for an Affair
"I now pronounce you man and wife." There are few phrases as sobering, with the possible exception of "We have lift-off" and "This country is at war." Kids. Dogs. Neighbors. In-laws. These were all warm-ups to the Main Event: Erma Bombeck on marriage.
Irresistible Force met Immovable Object on the sunny day in 1949 when Erma and Bill Bombeck plighted their troth. Now, fro...more
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3 1/2 stars
This book was focused on marriage and it was quite funny at times. She has such a positive way with words. Definitely worth the time to read.
My most recent book to read was A Marriage Made in Heaven: Or Too Tired for an Affair and was full of gems on getting married, wading through the waters of being a wife and a mother, joining the workforce, becoming super mom, and growing old with your mate.
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What Bill and I lo ...more
Then I read this book's blurb promising humor and it delivered and more. This is a book with a self-deprecating humor that in no way demean characters in the book or the reader. The author's candid presentation of her life and marriage took off the blinders in my eyes as I take a real look at my husband, my parents, my son, my marriage, and ev ...more
This being said I remember her very fondly and when a friend picked up this book recently, and it coincided with my recent wedding, I picked up this book and couldn't put it down.
Although it was nice to reconnect with the author, I don't think this was one of her funnier books. Near the beginnin ...more
Erma Bombeck was a true gem. Her wit and keen observations about marriage are right on, even if this book was published almost twenty years ago. It is timeless.
As I was reading this book, I often wondered if she was peeking in my kitchen window, because the things she said about husbands and wives were so true about my own marriage.
Like I said, this book is timeless and I would recommend it to any one who is married or conte ...more
I was a bit annoyed at the beginning when she was complaining so much about her husband's TV-watching habits. I'm thinking, really? You couldn't figure out this conflict so you just made it into a joke? This seems like one of the easiest issues in a marriage to resolve, but whatever. She's writing just to make us laugh, so that's probably not the way she handled it in real life.
I first thought her humor was kind of over-the-top ...more
I would recomme ...more
For 31 years since 1965, Erma Bombeck published 4,000 newspaper articles. Already in the 1970s, her witty columns were read, twice weekly, by thirty million readers of 900 newspapers of USA and Canada ...more