As Erma shares her worries about the American way of life, she'll have you chuckling right out loud. You'll view cherished traditions such as the joys of motherhood, TV game shows, family togetherness, and the overworked phrase "Have a good day!" in a completely different light. So get ready to trade your stale outlook for a hilarious new one.
Whether America's first lady of humor is poking fun at family life or taking a poignant look at the difficulties of aging, you'll laugh until the tears stream down your face. And with Barbara Rosenblat's rib-tickling performance, you'll feel as if you are sharing a cup of coffee with Erma herself.
©1978 Erma Bombeck; (P)2000 Recorded Books
If they wanted to be amused, and especially if they were a parent, they'll like this.
No, I haven't. She astounded me with her delivery. She could turn even a dull sentence into something witty, so this material was really quite funny with her at the microphone.
Bombeck's humor still holds up, though not quite as sharply as it did when it was originally written. You'll still get many chuckles out of this.
This is classic Erma and classic USA circa 1976. Enjoy in good health!
One caveat: the reader of this book is constantly making excessive mouth noises like she is swallowing and smacking her lips. This is extremely distracting.
The Bakers Wife
Erma Bombeck has always been a favorite of mine. it's sad that audio books weren't around "back in the day" because I would have loved to hear her read her own works. with that being said, Barbara Rosenblat does a wonderful job of channelling Erma!
I enjoy Bombeck's humorous look at everyday life. I laughed, wearing my earbuds while my husband watched a car race. While technologies change, interactions between parent and child, husband and wife are timeless. Loved the bit about the organizer purse -- I received one as a gift.
A great listen for a pick me up. Makes you laugh. Reminds me of my life.
Erma Bombeck's books were a staple when I was growing up I used to read her columns every tim they came out. And I laughed at them......knowing I was not the only kid doing that stuff. LOL. She also puts in a few life lessons for all of us.....but doesn't beat us over the head with them.
Love you Erma, miss you......
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