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Erma Bombeck (1927–1996)

Författare till If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

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Known for her realistic, humorous books, Erma Harris Bombeck wrote about ordinary, everyday events and problems. As a dedicated mother, she used her experiences raising children as a rich and vital source of her material. Her sense of humor and her appreciation for life made her successful in visa mer print, radio, and TV. Bombeck was born in 1927. In 1949, she began her career as a reporter for the Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio. From 1975 to 1986, Bombeck appeared as a biweekly commentator on the Good Morning America television show. Bombeck's book titles give an indication of her style of humor: A Marriage Made in Heaven, or Too Tired for an Affair; I Lost Everything in the Postnatal Depression; and If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? Her book, When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time To Go Home was a bestseller. Bombeck was repeatedly named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in America by the World Almanac. Her books were frequently on nonfiction bestseller lists. Bombeck died after surgery in April 1996. She and her husband Bill Bombeck had been married for 47 years and had three children. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av Erma Bombeck

Aunt Erma's Cope Book (1979) 547 exemplar
At Wit's End (1967) 411 exemplar
When God Created Mothers (2005) 15 exemplar
Giant Economy Size (1972) 9 exemplar
Svátost manželství (2005) 2 exemplar
Etre mère (1992) 2 exemplar
natal Depression 1 exemplar
A Life In Humor 1 exemplar

Associerade verk

More Stories for the Heart: The Second Collection (1997) — Bidragsgivare — 565 exemplar
Russell Baker's Book of American Humor (1993) — Bidragsgivare — 202 exemplar
The Penguin Book of Women's Humour (1996) — Bidragsgivare — 115 exemplar
The Signet Book of American Essays (2006) — Bidragsgivare — 36 exemplar
How to Use the Power of the Printed Word (1985) — Författare — 29 exemplar
The Family Circus Treasury: Silver Anniversary Edition (1977) — Förord — 25 exemplar
The Woman's Guide to Confident Home Repair (1977) — Inledning — 12 exemplar
Reader's Digest Today's Best Nonfiction 27 1994 (1994) — Författare — 6 exemplar


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What Are You Reading February 21 2015? i What Are You Reading Now? (februari 2015)


I have fond memories of seeing this book on my mother's night stand and decided to revisit it. Not having kids of my own did not in any way detract from the classic humor and endearing quality of Ms. Bombeck's stories. As a matter of fact I think that should I ever be blessed/cursed with motherhood I might actually feel a little better prepared having read a little Erma. At the very least it helps me understand what my (and every other) mother goes through in a deeply personal and absolutely hilarious way. A must-read for every adult human.… (mer)
AmandaPelon | 8 andra recensioner | Aug 26, 2023 |
Always funny, always personal, mostly believable. Bombeck used her life to help us laugh at ours.
mykl-s | 8 andra recensioner | Jul 24, 2023 |
I had some chuckles when reading this book club pick. The most striking thing to me was how dated it felt, even though it was written in the 1990s (which I hadn't really thought of as so long ago before reading this book!).
CarolHicksCase | 6 andra recensioner | Mar 12, 2023 |
Not as funny as some of her other books but still a good read overall. Erma talks about her life and marriage. Things she wants to change about her husband, wanting children and then having them also wanting her kids to get married.
ChrisWeir | 4 andra recensioner | Oct 18, 2022 |



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