Books by Erma Bombeck

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Beloved for her wry yet warm look at family life, Erma Bombeck was America's favorite humorist at the time of her death in 1996. Ten of her 13 books, including Forever, Erma, appeared on the New York Times best-seller list. She claimed her first fiction writing was the weather forecast in the Dayton Herald. Her favorite food was pasta, and her hobby was dust.

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Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession
by Erma Bombeck
A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life’s humor and heart Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not...
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Categories: All Humor
The Erma Bombeck Collection: If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?, Motherhood, and The Grass Is...
by Erma Bombeck
Three hilarious books in one from the #1 New York Times –bestselling author on marriage, motherhood, and the absurdities of suburban life.   If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? is Erma Bombeck’s timelessly witty look at the hidden side of married life. Motherhood captures one of the toughest jobs...
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Categories: All Humor; Relationships
Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From America's Favorite Humorist
by Erma Bombeck
New York Times Bestseller: This anthology of Erma Bombeck’s most memorable and humorous essays is a tribute to one of America’s sharpest wits. When she began writing her regular newspaper column in 1965, Erma Bombeck’s goal was to make housewives laugh. Thirty years later, she had published more than four thousand columns...
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Categories: All Humor
Aunt Erma's Cope Book: How To Get From Monday To Friday . . . In 12 Days
by Erma Bombeck
The #1 New York Times bestseller about one woman’s doomed quest for self-improvement by a writer “blessed with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch” ( The Boston Globe ). As far as Erma can tell, her life is going well. Her children speak to her, her husband smiles at her, and she’s capable of looking in a mirror without...
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Categories: All Humor
If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
by Erma Bombeck
The hilarious #1 New York Times bestseller: Erma Bombeck’s take on marriage and family life is “fun from cover to cover” ( Hartford Courant ). Ever since she was a child, Erma Bombeck has been an expert worrier, and married life has only honed that skill. She gets anxious about running out of ball bearings; about snakes...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Humor; All Nonfiction; Bestsellers
I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression
by Erma Bombeck
Erma Bombeck has learned a few things about children and family over the years--and in a way that is uniquely and wonderfully her own, she shares everything she knows with her readers. Whether it's cleaning up after the kids and him, or expendable mothers-in-law, Erma Bombeck gets to the heart of the matter and makes us laugh through our...
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Categories: All Humor
At Wit's End
by Erma Bombeck
"America's irrepressible doyenne of domestic satire." THE BOSTON GLOBE Madcap, bittersweet humor in classic Erma Bombeck-style. You'll laugh until it hurts and love it! "Any mother with half a skull knows that when Daddy's little boy becomes Mommy's little boy, the kid is so wet, he's treading water. What do you mean you're a participle...
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Categories: All Humor
The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank
by Erma Bombeck
The “marvelously funny” and much-loved humorist explores the perils of suburban living in this New York Times bestseller ( Vogue ). For years, the Bombecks have heard rumors of a magical land called Suburbia where the air is clean, the grass is trimmed, and children don’t risk getting mugged on their walk to school. After...
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Categories: All Humor; Memoirs
Just Wait Till You Have Children of Your Own!
by Erma Bombeck
"She goes a long way with her book to prove that humor is the best -- possibly the only -- way to keep the world on an even keel." CHICAGO SUN-TIMES Remember the things Mother used to say? Erma Bombeck remembers them all and now she's using them on her own kids! With clever illustrations by Bob Keane, these really funny, too-true...
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Categories: All Humor
When God Created Mothers
by Erma Bombeck
Erma Bombeck remains one of America's favorite humorists. When God Created Mothers republishes one of her most popular Mother's Day columns as an illustrated keepsake book that offers a touching description of all the characteristics a mother must possess. When it first appeared in Erma Bombeck's Mother's Day column in 1974, When...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Nonfiction
Eat Less Cottage Cheese and More Ice Cream: Thoughts on Life from Erma Bombeck
by Erma Bombeck
Even after her death, Erma Bombeck remains one of America's best-loved writers of all time. Eat Less Cottage and More Ice Cream is based on one of her most requested columns. In 1979, someone asked humorist Erma Bombeck, "If you had your life to live over, would you change anything?" Her immediate answer was no, but once she...
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Categories: All Advice and How-To; All Humor; All Nonfiction
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