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Publisher's Summary

“I now pronounce you husband and wife.” There are few phrases as sobering, with the possible exceptions of “We have lift-off” and “This country is at war.” Yet, as they have done for centuries, millions of courageous men and women continue to walk down the aisle every year, without so much as a job description. Now, in her most autobiographical book, Erma Bombeck puts it all in loving and laughing perspective, as she looks back on her own 43-year-but-who’s-counting marriage.

©1993 Erma Bombeck (P)1995 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Bombeck…is in top form here, detonating snappy one-liners throughout this account of her 40-plus years of marriage.” ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Nostalgic

I read this book when I was much younger and really enjoyed re-visiting it so many years later as a married woman. It's just as witty and surprisingly touching as it once was and I really enjoyed it.

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Marriage Made in Heaven

I enjoyed this book. Found myself relating to some of her stories. Learned a lot about the author’s life as I listened.

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Emma was the voice if a generation.

Erma always told it like it is, she was the voice of a generation of moms. Making the word "housewives" a good thing, with humor.

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A Book that made me Smile

When I first read it years ago & now when I just finished listening. Erma Bombeck never got kudos for how inciteful her humor is even today. She was a truly liberated woman before the movement even began.

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Delightfully poignant

I’m 41, married 15 years with 6 kids.
The touching way the author addresses both the good and way of marriage was refreshing & honest. Definitely recommend.

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Possibly humorous in another time

I found myself rolling my eyes frequently as I listened to this. Definitely not laugh out loud funny, in fact, not even a little smirk funny.

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One of the best books written ever

If you love to laugh about all the hills and valleys of marriage and family life I highly recommend this book period Erma Bombeck just has a way of making everything, everything funny. Even the saddest of times can be looked at humorously through her eyes and voice. Best book ever.

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A marriage made in heaven

Funny and we'll written as always when
Erma puts pen to paper. A book you will read over and over

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Erma confirms that your life is perfectly normal

Life is a roller coaster. Just ride it and as you are not alone on it.
It felt like Erma is writing my story. I could relate to most of the life events, feelings and scenes in the book but the subtle humor touched me the most.

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my review of a marriage made in heaven

what can we say about on my Dawn back she was the best it is a Pity her life ended so soon she gave us so many laughs thank you so much