If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries What Am I Doing in the Pits? by Erma BombeckI 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, Its 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 70s 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 70s 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
"Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries" (Rudy Vallee, 1931)
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In this uproarious encore to The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank, Erma Bombeck confronts society's greatest challenge: surviving the Seventies -- the fears, the worries, the anxieties. She shares with her readers some of her deepest concerns: discovering that lettuce has been fattening all along; getting into the Guinness Book of Records under "Pregnancy: Oldest Recorded Birth;" leaving the world suddenly and knowing that no one else in the family can replace a toilet-tissue spindle. Last edited by Clean Up Bot. July 18, History. By Erma Bombeck.
Next to hot chicken soup, a tattoo of an anchor on your chest, and penicillin, I consider a honeymoon one of the most overrated events in the world. It's one of those awkward times when you know everyone else had a better time than you did but you're too proud to admit it. According to publicity, a heart-shaped alcove will feature photos, mementos, and memorabilia of famed loving couples of history and fiction. To date, they have included a recording of the Duke of Windsor's history-making declaration of love in which he renounced the British throne, early cartoons of Blondie and Dagwood, and film clips of Elizabeth Taylor's weddings. It boggles the mind to imagine how they are going to determine who will enter the Honeymoon Hall of Fame and for what reasons, but here are a few nominations. Ruth and Walter, who enjoyed the shortest honeymoon in history. Rum shot Walter in the leg at the reception for fooling around with the maid of honor.
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I got a promotion and got engaged in the span of a week! Life is just a bowl of cherries these days! See also: bowl , cherry , life , of. Everything is going well. Often used ironically, as in the second example.
Life is a Bowl Full of Cherries show children the magic of idioms - words that separately have one meaning, but together take on something entirely different. Children are curious about words Subtitled a book of food idioms and silly pictures, this book is a great tool for both classroom and home. The reader has a chance to explain words that really do not mean what they say. Then he can turn the book upside down and read the explanation. When the dentist pulls the sweet tooth covered with candy, the reader will wish to be in the picture to satisfy his sweet tooth. Double-page pictures draw the reader in and will tickle his funny bone another idiom with a can of sardines and the black spider catching more flies with honey than with vinegar.
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