If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the Pits?
  • Erma Bombeck
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780449208397

If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the Pits?[KINDLE] ❄ If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the Pits? Author Erma Bombeck – Essayreview.co.uk The hilarious New York Times bestseller: Erma Bombeck’s take on marriage and family life is “fun from cover to cover” Hartford Courant

Ever since she was a child, Erma Bombeck has been The hilariousNew York Is a PDF/EPUB À Times bestseller: Erma Bombeck’s take on marriage and family life is “fun from cover to cover” Hartford CourantEver since she was a child, Erma Bombeck has been an expert worrier, and married life has only honed that skill She gets anxious If Life PDF/EPUB or about running out of ball bearings; about snakes sneaking in through the pipes; about making meaningful conversation on New Year’s Eve Married life, she realizes, is an unpredictable saga even when you know exactly how loud your husband snores every night—and she wouldn’t have it Life Is a PDF ☆ any other way In this crisp collection of essays, Bombeck shows off the irresistible style that made her one of America’s favorite humorists for than three decades When she sharpens her wit, no family member is sacred and no selfhelp fad is safe.


About the Author: Erma Bombeck

Erma Louise Bombeck, Is a PDF/EPUB À born Erma Fiste, was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for a newspaper column that depicted suburban home life humorously, in the second half of the th centuryFor years since , Erma Bombeck published , newspaper articles Already in If Life PDF/EPUB or the s, her witty columns were read, twice weekly, by thirty million readers of newspapers of USA and Canada.


10 thoughts on “If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries—What Am I Doing in the Pits?

  1. says:

    I first heard of Erma Bombeck when I was 13. My mom had gone to the doctor and came home with the news she was pregnant. I was the baby up until then so you can imagine her shock. My dad, being funny, brought home a pillow that said, It's A Crying Shame, and a book by Erma Bombeck. That book was If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I doing In The Pits? My dad got hit by the pillow but the book cheered my mom up.
    When I saw this book on Net Galley I had to get it. But, I admit, that I was wondering if a book that my mom related to in the 70's is a book that would be relevant now. The answer to that is both yes and no. Family, motherhood, children, marriage changes all the time, yet in many ways stay the same. However there are some things in it that are dated. I did not think it took away from enjoying the book and relating to it. Actually I think it presents a funny slice of life from time gone by. Erma Bombeck was funny in the 70's and she is funny today. Her advice in the last part of the book was both touching and relevant. Erma had a gift and she shared it.
    I loved this book. From start to finish it was fun reading. If Life Is a Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing In The Pits tickled my funny bone and touched my heart. The new version for the kindle contains an added part. A Biography of Erma Bombeck. I enjoyed reading about her. She wrote from the heart. There are photographs included of Mrs Bombeck and her family. They look very nice on the Kindle. What a beautiful bride she was. I recommend this book and am very happy to see it released in ebook form

  2. says:

    It was nice to take a trip back to the seventies with Erma Bombeck. I believe I enjoyed the nostalgia of it as much as Bombeck's humor. Being the first book I've read by her, I didn't realize that she could be inspirationally serious at times such as in the last chapter. I liked her observations on sports reporting how no one wins a game they always hammer, outscore, bomb, run over, etc.

    Rather than give away all her punchlines I recommend this book to the younger generation who are curious of what it was like to live in the seventies. And I'm sure I will pick up more of Bombeck's books for those times when I need a little stress relief.

  3. says:

    When I was a little girl staying with my grandparents, after my cousins went home and there was no more playing Payday or that weird soccer game where your fingers are the players' legs, I would need to read (I was a very nerdy child). My options were the Bible, Sidney Sheldon, or this book. Obviously, I picked the Bible. No! I picked Erma, who I discovered to be totally humorous when I turned the light on after I was sure everyone else was in bed, and snuggled under my brown-and-orange swirled comfortor in the spare bedroom with the unused exercise bike and praying Jesus head. The idea that this mom didn't really think her family was that great! Hilarious! Of course, I haven't actually read this book since I was approximately 10 years old, but I give it four stars for memory's sake.

  4. says:

    Erma always makes me smile! She makes life seem so normal and found the humor in all situations. Betty Macdonald wrote similarly in her delightful memoirs. I need these women when times get tough.

  5. says:

    I read this back when it first released and well before my GoodReads days. This was my first time for a re-read. I used to read Erma Bombeck's syndicated column in the newspaper each week and couldn't wait for what funny pearls of wisdom she'd bestow. I was thrilled when she started assembling these into books.

    If Life is a Bowl of Cherries... covers marriage, kids, community, housekeeping, and world affairs- life in other words. There is wry humor from a woman who shows us that serious matters are to be gotten over lightly and the family that lasts is not the perfect one. I think I noticed the point of her amusing anecdotes more than ever with what is happening in the world today. While the surroundings might be dated, the universal message in each story is not. Families, jobs, community, politics, and the world still are in upheaval. Love her humor that makes a point and also gets me to lighten up.

  6. says:

    Do you like standup comedy? This book reads like one.
    It is a collection of humourous stories without chronological order or any order whatsoever about family life from the perspective of an overworked, overstressed mum. Some stories are better than the others, but they are all really funny, I laughed out loud every few paragraphs, people on the subway must have thought I was crazy :).
    It ends on a bittersweet note that brought tears to my eyes. The story titled When Did I Become the Mother and the Mother Become the Child? really got me thinking about my parents and how they are getting older and I have to insist with them to do their yearly medical checkups and how I worry if they are eating right..., never thought I would see this day but here it is and it's so sad.
    Still, this book was a fun book, a true jem, and I understand it's autobiographical, so hats down to the author, who still manages to see the fun side of life despise everyday struggles. I'm so glad you woke up one day at 37 and decided to write!

  7. says:

    Okay, I admit to being an Erma fan. I inherited several of her paperbacks when a friend of mine moved over seas and left several boxes of her books with me. I remembered reading this one as a teen, but it always seemed like something my mom would be interested in. However, for satirical insight on the middle-class female point of view on the big trends of the seventies and eighties, Bombeck is very insightful. I guess it took age and the ability to reflect back on those decades to appreciate her work. As her work progressed, some of it even became rather poignant (I Want to Grow up...) Every once in a while I find myself quoting something I read in her books.

  8. says:

    Even though this book was written in the 70's it is still relevant for me today. From the snoring husband, the overly dependent kids, the housework never ending, and of course the totally wrong fads and fashion(Pantsuit that doesn't look good on anyone unless your 2), this book had me laughing and saying at least I'm not the only one who thinks that.
    One of my favorite laugh out loud moments: how come a child can eat yellow snow, kiss the dog on the lips, chew gum fromt he ashtry, put his mouth over a muddy garden hose...and refuse to drink from a glass his brother has just used.

  9. says:

    Loved Erma Bombeck...My mother and I to this day can quote her verbatim. She's provided us hours of entertainment. It was like losing a family member when she passed. RIP Erma, I'm sure you've got them laughing somewhere else!

  10. says:

    Not as funny as I remember from reading Mrs. Bombeck years ago. I did get a few chuckles though, and it is worth the read if only for being a 1970's time capsule. Also, the last chapter was priceless.

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