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The Erma Bombeck Collection- A Book Review

In Books on June 6, 2013 at 1:48 pm

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This collection contains 3 books, all ‘ peeping through the kitchen window’ accounts of
domestic life written in Bombeck’s usual droll yet heartfelt style.

If you want to see what I though of If Life is a Bowl of Cherries Why Am I Always in the Pits, look at my post here

In Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession, Erma shows the ‘reality’ of Motherhood and sympathises with the aghast mother who has found parenting is not as easy as it looks to the child-free outsider. Learn from Erma valuable skills she has developed as a harried mum, such as;
Creative Nagging 101,Perfection: How to get it and how to convince your children you’ve got it. threats and promises and guilt the gift that keeps on giving.
But along with Bombeck’s usual wry style the heart message is clear,
“It is not until you become a mother that your judgement slowly turns to compassion and understanding.”

The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank reveals what life in the newly built and ever expanding suburbs is really like. The quest for a spot of lawn and a house with all the mod-cons in a kid-safe cul-de-sac has never been as truthful or as funny. Erma knows exactly what is like to have your husband wonder what you did all day, she has experienced the long wait for the reluctant repairman and knows firsthand how home improvement and decorating can cramp cash flow.

Find out more about this, and other ebooks by Erma Bombeck at Open Road Media

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