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The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank | [Erma Bombeck]

The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank

In The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Bombeck rides the train to the suburbs. In lands like the Suburbian Gems subdivision, settlers from the city brave endless cul-de-sacs and overly helpful insurance salesmen. Picture windows bring new meaning to the term "neighborly". A poorly timed trip to the restroom results in a promotion to Girl Scout Cookie Captain.
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Publisher's Summary

Erma Bombeck's humorous insights about family life always tickle the funny bone. Her New York Times best-sellers sold millions of copies to gleeful readers around the world.

In The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, Bombeck rides the train to the suburbs. In lands like the Suburbian Gems subdivision, settlers from the city brave endless cul-de-sacs and overly helpful insurance salesmen. Picture windows bring new meaning to the term "neighborly". A poorly timed trip to the restroom results in a promotion to Girl Scout Cookie Captain. And brave parents fight epic battles to get sex out of the schools and back into the gutters.

With Barbara Rosenblat's perfect comic timing, the author of If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries - What Am I Doing in the Pits? and A Marriage Made in Heaven, or Too Tired for an Affair adds to her reputation as America's favorite funny lady.

©1995 Erma Bombeck; (P)2007 Recorded Books

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    Joanne Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada 01-18-09
    Joanne Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada 01-18-09 Member Since 2006

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    "funny funny classic Erma"

    Suburban bliss anywhere in the 60's 70's or even 80's. I laughed out loud at times. Such an insiders look at all that was "must have" during the suburban boom. If you've ever lived or dreamed of living in Suburbia you will find this audio book bordering on historically accurate in a rib tickling way!

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    Tracy Arlington, TX, United States 02-24-13
    Tracy Arlington, TX, United States 02-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    If you could sum up The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank in three words, what would they be?

    real life situations made hilarous!!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank?

    OMG ... there are too many!! Erma Bombeck is the best!!


    What about Barbara Rosenblat’s performance did you like?

    she was very energetic and read with gusto


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    oh goodness yes it made me laugh out loud!!


    Any additional comments?

    I read " THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER OVER SEPTIC TANK" years ago. It was just as funny if not more so to listen to the audio book!!

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    Teresa 10-20-12
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    What made the experience of listening to The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank the most enjoyable?

    I read this book years ago. I really enjoyed listening to it. It is funny to hear about the technology changes in our life's over the years.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Erma Bombeck? Why or why not?

    I already purchased all of her audiobooks.


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    If you could sum up The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank in three words, what would they be?

    Comical cynical harmless


    What about Barbara Rosenblat???s performance did you like?

    She plays it so well


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Lots of laughs out loud


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    Loved the comical insight into the original suburban housewife....

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