Aunt Erma s Cope Book

This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Author: Erma Bombeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453290079

Category: Humor

Page: 213

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The #1 New York Times bestseller about one woman’s doomed quest for self-improvement by a writer “blessed with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch” (The Boston Globe). As far as Erma can tell, her life is going well. Her children speak to her, her husband smiles at her, and she’s capable of looking in a mirror without screaming. But her friends know better. No matter how happy Erma thinks she is, she’s in need of help, and the only way to fulfillment is a ten-foot stack of self-improvement books. From Sensual Needlepoint to Fear of Buying, Erma will try them all. One book recommends bringing roleplay into the bedroom, so she dresses up in her son’s football pads. She tries to meditate but gets stuck in the lotus position. She spends more time in the kitchen but only succeeds in melting her son’s retainer. No matter how hard she tries to improve her family life, her schemes keep backfiring. As she soon learns, you may not always be able to fix what’s not broken—but with enough self-help books, you can break anything you want. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.


Merry Wives and Others

Bombeck , whose whole public persona , even after her death , still is the homebound housewife , moved beyond her domestic interests with a satire of self - help books ( Aunt Erma's Cope Book ) , a book on children with cancer ( I Want ...

Author: Penelope Fritzer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480647

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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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.

The 21st Century Crossword Puzzle Dictionary

1960s ~ : 3 RFK ATV Part of : 3 ALL " At Wit's End " author Bombeck : 4 ERMA Au 79 ... in French : 5 TANTE - , in Spanish : 3 TIA Aunt Bee charge : 4 OPIE " Aunt Cope Book " : 5 ERMAS " Auntie " : 4 MAME Aunt Jemima rival : 4 EGGO Aunt ...

Author: Kevin McCann

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402721342

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 814

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"A crossword dictionary with all the words solvers need and none of the ones they do not need! When it comes to puzzle dictionaries, it is the quality of what's inside that counts. Who needs a plethora of synonyms that never appear in an actual crossword? So, authors Kevin McCann and Mark Diehl analyzed thousands of crosswords to amass an up-to-date list of words that regularly turn up in today's top puzzles. To make the dictionary even easier to use, the most popular answers stand out in easy-to-see red, while charts highlight frequently sought-after information such as Oscar winners and Popes' names. Crossword fans will keep this right next to their favorite puzzles!"--Publisher's description.

A Very Serious Thing

What Men Don't Tell Women, 165-66 Bombeck, Erma, 6-7, 12, 110, 120, 140, 182: “At Wit'S End,“ ix, 6, 7, 29; At Wit's End, 6, 35; Aunt Erma's Cope Book, 7, 95-96; use of stereotypes, 11 Book of Negro Humor, The, 101-2, 106, 116 Booth, ...

Author: Nancy A. Walker

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816617029

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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Forever Erma

She would go on to write eleven more books, including The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976), If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? (1978), and Aunt Erma's Cope Book (1979).

Author: Erma Bombeck

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453290095

Category: Humor

Page: 274

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New York Times Bestseller: This anthology of Erma Bombeck’s most memorable and humorous essays is a tribute to one of America’s sharpest wits. When she began writing her regular newspaper column in 1965, Erma Bombeck’s goal was to make housewives laugh. Thirty years later, she had published more than four thousand columns, and earned countless laughs—from housewives, presidents, and everyone in between. With grace, good humor, and razor-sharp prose, she gently skewered every aspect of the American family. This collection holds the best of her columns—not just her famous quips, but also the heartbreaking observations that gave her writing such weight. In 1969, Erma wrote: “screaming kids, unpaid bills, green leftovers, husbands behind newspapers, basketballs in the bathroom. They’re real . . . they’re warm . . . they’re the only bit of normalcy left in this cockeyed world, and I’m going to cling to it like life itself.” With what Publishers Weekly calls her “infectious sense of human absurdity,” Erma Bombeck’s writing remains a timeless examination of the still-cockeyed world. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

The People Power Education Superbook Book 10 Books Literature Podcasts Book Lovers Publishers Authors Ebooks Fairy Tales Poetry Comics

... (Mercury Radio Arts/Threshold Editions), 2009 Arthritis and Common Sense by Dale Alexander (Witkower Press), 1956 At the Center of the Storm by George Tenet (Harper Collins), 2007 Aunt Erma's Cope Book by Erma Bombeck (McGrawHill), ...

Author: Tony Kelbrat

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312077522

Category: Education

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We’re nothing without books. Before man could record his thoughts to pass onto the next generation, people had to try to remember things or learn for themselves through trial and error. Knowledge runs the world. It doesn’t matter if books are hard copy or digital. They’re still where it’s at. I write books because I believe that knowledge is the key to the evolution of humanity. Books about books are at #808 at the library. Books about bestsellers are at #381.45 or Z1033.

Concentration in the Book publishing and Bookselling Industry

The purchase of the Erma Bombeck bestseller , ' Aunt Erma's cope Book ' is rumored close to $ 2 million ; the titles for which prices are announced total over $ 4 million , and the total is considerably higher .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Antitrust, Monopoly, and Business Rights

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Category: Book industries and trade

Page: 98

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The Big Book of American Trivia

J. Stephen Lang. 20. Erma Bombeck; the books were If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? and Aunt Erma's Cope Book. [Back] Still More Great Americans on Film // Answers.

Author: J. Stephen Lang

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414372693

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

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Impress your friends with knowledge of all things American—geography, history, entertainment, people, culture, and quirky miscellany. More than 3,000 questions will fill countless hours of fun as you learn fascinating facts about our country. Now with facts and trivia related to the American flag and “The Star-Spangled Banner,” The Big Book of American Trivia has hours of fun packed within its pages. Perfect for party games, family gatherings, and vacations.

Notable American Women

Bombeck Boucher When her children were all in school , Bombeck Bibliography : Erma Bombeck's papers have been promfound ... ( 1978 ) ; Aunt Erma's Cope Book ( 1979 ) ; Motherson she always acknowledged had helped her hood : The Second ...

Author: Susan Ware

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674014886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 729

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Entries on almost five hundred women representing a wide range of fields of endeavor are featured in a collection of biographical essays that integrate each woman's personal life with her professional achievements, set in the context of historical develop