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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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I LOVE THIS!

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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Great writing; narration all wrong

If you've listened to Erma Bombeck as read by C. M. Hebert (A Marriage Made in Heaven), there is a calm, dry delivery. This makes what Bombeck writes all the more humorous. This narration is frenetic and over-the-top. Absolutely ruined the book for me to the extent that I had to stop listening. And I love Erma Bobbeck's writing. So disappointed,

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Voice is so bad

If you're old enough to remember Erma, you will be SO disappointed in this reading! Ruined it for me. Didn't get past the first chapter.

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Family humor

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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Nostalgic

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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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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Nostalgg driven sighs.

Read this book when I was younger and thought it hilarious. Today it has grown... it is still hilarious, but now it is also poignant.

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appropriate even for todays families

great book my mother loved. found it and found how appropriate it is now that I have kids of my own. amazing how funny and applicable it is today 40 years later. narrator did a wonderful job with voicing and exclamations. nice little humor book for any mother today.

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Funny suburban lifestyle

Funniest after you have lived this life and get the jokes. Caution some portions are inappropriate for younger children.

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Sorry but it does not hold up

Sorry but it does not hold up with age. I remember reading the books by Erma & laughing so much thus I wasted a credit. Maybe I should buy the book.