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Erma Bombeck Books


Erma Bombeck was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1927. She suffered from a hereditary kidney disease. In spite of that, Erma developed a comic approach to life. In 1971, Erma and her family and moved to Paradise Valley, Arizona. Erma Bombeck wrote about being a mother, wife, journalist, and a woman. She published more than four thousand syndicated columns, wrote 15 best-selling books, and became one of the world's most beloved humorists. In 1996 Erma Bombeck passed away. Her spirit, however, lives on.

1. Forever, Erma: Best-Loved Writing From American's Favorite Humorist

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A collection of Erma's columns over the years, and tributes delivered at her memorial service. This entire book is a tribute to Erma Bombeck, and the way she could use humor to make us feel better about everything in our lives.

2. Family - The Ties that Bind...And Gag!

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A family reunion is the background for Erma Bombeck's funny recollections of raising a family.

3. If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits?

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A collection of Erma Bombeck's newspaper columns from the 1970s.

4. At Wit's End

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This is a hardcover book. I read a review that said, "this makes an excellent small present for a true Bombeck fan or for someone who enjoys a little escape and encouragement."

5. The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

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From the publisher: "This timeless classic by Erma Bombeck still packs the punch. Though some things have changed, many of us still long for what the Jones have -- though they, in reality, long for what we have had all along."

6. Aunt Erma's Cope Book

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"Erma Bombeck chronicles a year in the 80s when she devoted her time and energy to self-help books."

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