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Four of a Kind: A Suburban Field Guide : A Treasury of Works by America's Best-Loved Humorist

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A treasury of four bestsellers: THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER OVER THE SEPTIC TANK, IF LIFE IS A BOWL OF CHERRIES-WHAT AM I DOING IN THE PITS?, AUNT ERMA'S COPE BOOK and MOTHERHOOD: THE SECOND OLDEST PROFESSION.
Hardcover, 624 pages
Published October 15th 1996 by BBS Publishing Corporation (first published October 1st 1985)
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Vickie
It is amazing about how much my 'old mother' thoughts are because of Erma Bombeck - great read!
Adrienne Kiser
Apr 16, 2011 Adrienne Kiser rated it it was amazing
I already owned two of the books contained here, but after finding this at a thrift store I thought it was an excellent time to reread them both (along with the two that were new to me). Bombeck's books are alternately poignant, sad, but most of all funny (sometimes even hilarious!). I appreciate these from the stance of a non-mother, for someone with kids they must be even better!
Kristen
Aug 15, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Had always wanted to read "grass is always greener over the septic tank" after it was mentioned in another book. I then found this one that gave me three more, I love them all, they are great eleven you just want to laugh.
Kimberly
Nov 08, 2008 Kimberly rated it really liked it
Erma Bombeck always makes me giggle. I think it's because she takes real life things that I can relate to and 'humorizes' them. This was a compliation of 4 of her books and while there were a few times that the anecdotes were duplicated it was still overall a wonderful fun read.
Helen
Mar 17, 2011 Helen rated it it was ok
Some parts were riotously funny- but I found it largely rather depressing. This may be because I have a rather British sense of humor, unlike Erma Bombeck. It would get a higher rating if the funny parts weren't so sparsely dispersed throughout the rather weighty tome.
Renie
Dec 14, 2010 Renie rated it really liked it
I had read these books ages ago and was thrilled to read them again. Erma can make you laugh and cry on the same page! What I treasure! I went straight to the library and got another one of her books!
Malynda
Sep 03, 2007 Malynda rated it really liked it
I love Erma Bombeck and her musings. Couldn't ask for anything more on a Sunday afternoon than one of her books to keep me company.
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Erma Louise Bombeck, born Erma Fiste, was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life humorously, in the second half of the 20th century.

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
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