You've finally figured out what makes your child tick, when one day you wake up to discover a teenager under your roof. Suddenly life is filled with a whole new set of worries: Why isn't she dating? Why is she dating? Why can't he can't pass his driving test. Why is he out so late with the car?
Wise in the ways of teenagers, Erma Bombeck celebrates both the joys and difficulties of watching children grow into adults. Barbara Rosenblat provides the perfect voice for energetic young people and their baffled parents.
©1971 Erma Bombech and Bil Keane; (P)2000 Recorded Books,LLC
Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.
Erma Bombeck is even now regarded as a premier writer of comedy. As a parent with grown children of her own, I remember all the times I said this phrase under my breath. Now it's coming true.
Each of my children has at least one child that replicates almost exactly the antics they perpetrated when they were young. From permanent markers on the wall to small trucks down the toilet - or My Little Ponies in the case of the girls - my expectations have come true.
For older parents, this is nostalgia, for younger ones, it's a prediction. A really funny 'read' in any case. Barbara Rosenblatt does an inimitable performance as narrator.
Yes, this is the third time I listen to it. I love it. My type of listen during boring commutes and after a rough day at work.
The performance is outstanding, and the characters in the story are hillarious.
The performance was full of energy.
Not really moved, but entertained. I laughed from beginning to end.
I enjoyed Erma when I was in college. I wish she was still with us. I have been listening to Laura Notaro books. I enjoyed her but miss having a mother's point of view.
I use to like Erma’s stuff but this was a BIG disappointment. My girlfriend and I both listened to it and we both agreed that it was not very funny.
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