Search Results: "erma bombeck"


BOOK REVIEW

BIOGRAPHY
Released: May 1, 1992

"No sources, but Colwell did interview Bombeck. (Biography. 11+)"
Raised in a somewhat atypical blue-collar family in Dayton, Ohio (her stepfather was just 13 years older than Erma), Bombeck wrote for a school paper in junior high, worked for a local newspaper during high school, and had her biggest setback on the way to her destined career when a college teacher decreed that she lacked talent. Read full book review >

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FOREVER, ERMA by Erma Bombeck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 22, 1996

"Thanks, Erma."
A collection of more than 100 of Bombeck's most popular newspaper columns (during her long career she produced 4,500 pieces), ranging from those published in the 1960s, when Bombeck first darted out from behind the drier to explain where the other sock went, to columns written shortly before her death earlier this year. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Not the best of Bombeck, but as always, a welcome poke at the misguided dieters, shoppers, spouses, TV hosts, and others in the animal kingdom who prize propriety over a belly laugh. ($400,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild selection; first serial to Good Housekeeping)"
Here's Erma, to human beings what Jane Goodall is to chimpanzeesan ardent student and a whole lot funnier. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1991

"Classic Bombeck, in which she does away with any notion of an empty-nest syndrome. (Literary Guild Dual Selection for August.)"
Bombeck hits the bull's-eye with this wry meditation on the art of surviving one's long-dreamed-of and hard-earned exotic vacations. Read full book review >

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A MARRIAGE MADE IN HEAVEN...OR TOO TIRED FOR AN AFFAIR by Erma Bombeck
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 29, 1993

"Overall, though, this is as light as a feather—and could float to the top of the lists. (First printing of 500,000)"
Bombeck (When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home, 1991, etc.) is in top form here, detonating snappy one- liners throughout this account of her 40-plus years of marriage. Read full book review >