In the pages of this book readers can delight again in their favorite selections. Here is Erma's first column, "Children Cornering the Coin Market," which ran in January 1965, as well as her last one, "Let's Face It," from April 1996. I88 other columns...more
For those who don't kn ...more
Not quite my thing but that's okay because I don't particularly think I'm the intended audience for this. It's more of a tribute for fans which I'm really not. I only picked it up because I vaguely remembered reading one of her books back in the 1980s and I thought I'd liked it.
At the back of the book there are many quotations from celebrities and others telling how great she was, so I won't attempt to top them. Erma died of kidney disease and much is made of the fact that she didn't try to jump the line to get a kidney transplant. This is admirable, but if the antiquated m ...more
The book is filled with ...more
This is a collection of her most popular and best loved columns. She was great at finding humor in the ordinary; and she was never mean or hurtful. She showed women that you don't have to perfect to be a great mother.
I was a child in the 70's; I grew up reading her columns, and even though most were abo ...more
Like a few other really wonderful writers, Bombeck's letters were successful not only because they resonated with many people--not only mothers, but children, fathers, and not only members of the middle class (never lo ...more
My mom has been gone 20 years now (way too young, both of us) and I'm always searching for ways to ...more
Before the age of blogs and websites, Erma's syndicated column could be found in newspapers and on refrigerators across the country.
Her essays touched on so many topics that could be identified with most families, especially mothers. This book is a compilation of some of those literary gems, grouped in chapters of topics ranging from missing socks in the laundry to the junk drawer.
Erma was a wonderful woman who passed way too soon. We are luck ...more
Socks do go missing in the dryer. Everyone has experienced this, especially with little kid socks. Erma Bombeck found the humor in this and wrote several columns about the socks that went missing. I have never laughed so much about socks!
Erma Bombeck is a well-know columnist, who started writing when she lived only about 30 minutes from where I now live. I have read a few of her famous colum ...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