The Erma Bombeck Collection

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781480430594
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Humor

Three hilarious books in one from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author on marriage, motherhood, and the absurdities of suburban life. If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? is Erma Bombeck’s timelessly witty look at the hidden side of married life. Motherhood captures one of the toughest jobs on earth with humor and heart. The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank is Bombeck’s take on the unforgiving frontier of American suburbia.

Wenn meine Welt voll Kirschen ist was tu ich mit den Kernen

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732517602
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Fiction

"Wenn eine Frau nicht mehr auf Flohmärkte reagiert, gebe ich ihr offen gestanden kaum noch Überlebenschancen." Erma Bombeck, leidgeplagte Mutter von drei Kindern und verheiratet mit einem Mann mit Ansprüchen, kämpft sich mit Humor und Ironie durch die Tücken des Alltags. Die Kinder wollen im Kinderzimmer Kaninchen züchten, der Gatte wünscht jeden Abend kulinarische Hochgenüsse und die Putzfrau lehnt Waschmittel grundheraus ab. Da hilft nur Ruhe bewahren, tief durchatmen und sich mit viel Ironie und Witz den Situationen zu stellen. "Rätsel der Mutterschaft", "Reisen erweitert nicht nur den Horizont, sondern auch die Taille" oder "Vor lauter Lachen muß ich weinen" -Erma Bombeck stellt sich jedem Thema! Erma Bombeck begann mit 37 Jahren Bücher über ihren Familienalltag zu schreiben und avancierte in kürzester Zeit zu einer der bekanntesten Autorinnen der USA. Ihre Kolumnen erschienen in über 800 Tageszeitungen und ihre Bücher waren monatelang in den amerikanischen Bestsellerlisten vertreten.

Motherhood

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781453290088
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Humor

#1 New York Times bestseller:A hilarious look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, by a writer “with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch” (The Boston Globe). Anyone who thinks motherhood is easy has never had children. To care for children, a husband, and oneself is a superhuman task, and any woman who appears to be expert at doing all three simultaneously is not Supermom—she’s a good actress. For three decades, Erma Bombeck chronicled motherhood’s daily frustrations and victories. In this classic anthology, she presents all sorts of mothers, and even a stay-at-home dad, on good days and bad. With hilarious anecdotes and deep compassion, she shows that there is no other profession that demands so much, and rewards so highly. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Sober Dad

Author: Michael Graubart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781616497002
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Family & Relationships

Admit it. You’ve been looking for that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show everyone the great man you know you are. Well, congratulations. That moment is here. You are a parent (or you’re about to become one). A father! A sober dad. If the word sober led you to pick up this book, you are on the right track. You know you want to be a sober dad. Physically sober. Emotionally sober. Here’s your guide to giving up being a “guy” and to becoming a better man, so that you become a better dad. You aren’t going to get everything right. Everything isn’t going to be perfect. Perfectly imperfect is okay. Your role as a dad will last a lifetime. You’ll soon see that perfection isn’t the point. Showing up, being present, getting up, and trying again with your eyes wide open and crystal clear—that’s what counts. That’s what separates the guys from the sober dads. Those are the things your kids will remember.

Encyclopedia of American Humorists

Author: Steven H. Gale
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317362265
Release Date: 2016-04-14
Genre: Humor

First published in 1988, this book contains entries on famous American Humorists. Humor has been present in American literature, from the beginning, and has developed characteristics that reflect the American character, both regional and national. Although American literature was, in the past, treated as inferior to British literature, there has always been a large popular audience for the genre, which this book shows. The figures with entries in this encyclopedia not only amuse in their writing, but also aim to enlighten- setting out to expose the foibles and foolishness of society and the individuals who compose it. It is the manner in which these authors try to accomplish this end that determines whether they appear in the volume. Indeed, the book will demonstrate that the best humor has at its base, a ready understanding of human nature.

Merry Wives and Others

Author: Penelope Fritzer
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786480645
Release Date: 2010-06-28
Genre: Social Science

In many ways, the history of domestic humor writing is also a history of domestic life in the twentieth century. For many years, domestic humor was written primarily by females; significant contributions from male writers began as times and family structures changed. It remains timeless because of its basis on the relationships between husbands and wives, parents and children, houses and inhabitants, pets and their owners, chores and their doers, and neighbors. This work is a historical and literary survey of humorists who wrote about home. It begins with a chapter on the social context of and attitudes toward traditional domestic roles and housewives. The following chapters, beginning with the 1920s and continuing through today, cover the different time periods and the foremost American domestic humorists, and the humor written by surrogate parents, grown children about their childhood families, husbands, and Canadian and English writers. Also covered are the differences among various writers toward traditional domestic roles—some, like Erma Bombeck and Judith Viorst, embraced them, while others, like Caryl Kristenson and Marilyn Kentz, resisted them. Common themes, such as the isolation and competitiveness of housework, home as an idealized metaphysical goal and ongoing physical challenge, and the urban, suburban, and rural life, are also explored.

Four of a Kind

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Bbs Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 088365959X
Release Date: 1996-10-01
Genre: Humor

Together for the first time--the late Erma Bombeck's observations on the hilarious aspects of family life. This four-in-one collection includes The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank, If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries--What Am I Doing in the Pits?, Aunt Erma's cope book and Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession.

Vier H nde und ein Herz voll Liebe

Author: Erma Bombeck
Publisher: Edel:Books
ISBN: 9783955302740
Release Date: 2013-11-15
Genre: Fiction

Auch in ihrem neuen Buch beschreibt Erma Bombeck in unnachahmlicher Weise die Licht- und Schattenseiten des "Berufs Mutter". Die lieben Kinder, ob sie nun zwei sind oder zwanzig, erweisen sich nicht immer als reine Freude für ihre Mamas. Und das Problem ist, wie sie solche kritischen Situationen meistern, ohne den Glauben an ihren Nachwuchs und den Sinn für Humor zu verlieren.