Forever, Erma

Publisher : Open Road Media
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ISBN : 1453290095
Pages : 274 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (453 users)

Download or read book Forever, Erma written by Erma Bombeck and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2013-01-15 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

A to Z of American Women Writers

Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438107935
Pages : 417 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

Download or read book A to Z of American Women Writers written by Carol Kort and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2014-05-14 with total page 417 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a biographical dictionary profiling important women authors, including birth and death dates, accomplishments and bibliography of each author's work.

Merry Wives and Others

Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 9780786480647
Pages : 272 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (48 users)

Download or read book Merry Wives and Others written by Penelope Fritzer and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-06-28 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012

Publisher : Wheatmark, Inc.
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ISBN : 1627874062
Pages : 308 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (627 users)

Download or read book Skirting Traditions: Arizona Women Writers and Journalists 1912-2012 written by Brenda Kimsey Warneka and published by Wheatmark, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women who skirt traditions, whether on the frontier of a young state or in a male-dominated profession, have relied on resilience, creativity, and grit to survive…and to flourish. These short biographies of twenty-eight female writers and journalists from Arizona span the one hundred years since Arizona became the forty-eighth state in the Union. They capture the emotions, the monumental and often overlooked events, and the pioneering spirit of women whose lives are now part of Arizona history. The remarkable women profiled in this anthology made the trek to Arizona from the big cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.; from the green hills of Wisconsin, and from backwater towns in Oklahoma and Pennsylvania; by covered wagon, automobile, and, later, airplane. They came with their parents or their husbands, or as single women, with and without children. They came seeking health in the sun-blessed dryness of the desert, a job, a better lifestyle. What these women had in common was their love of writing and journalism, and their ability to use the written word to earn a living, to argue a cause, and to promote the virtues, beauty, history, and people of the Southwest. The narratives in Skirting Traditions move forward from the beginning of statehood to the modern day, describing daring feats, patriotic actions, and amazing accomplishments. They are women you won't soon forget.

Bristling with Thorns

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Pages : 434 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (39 users)

Download or read book Bristling with Thorns written by Oliver Thomas Beard and published by . This book was released on 1884 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Dear Baby Boomers

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595357008
Pages : 78 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book Dear Baby Boomers written by Shane Gordon and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2005-06 with total page 78 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dear Baby Boomers is a series of humorous letters to the children of senior citizens on how to cope with their aging parents along with their growing children.

Help! I'm Laughing and I Can't Get Up

Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
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ISBN : 1418567922
Pages : 158 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (418 users)

Download or read book Help! I'm Laughing and I Can't Get Up written by Liz Curtis Higgs and published by Thomas Nelson Inc. This book was released on 1998-05-05 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover seven reasons why people laugh, plus seven body benefits of laughter. Reveals the four humor personalities...and which category you fit in. Helps readers realize that God gave us a funny bone...we just need to find out how to use it.

Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death

Publisher : Thomas Nelson
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ISBN : 1418516279
Pages : 176 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (418 users)

Download or read book Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death written by Barbara Johnson and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 1997-03-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Barbara Johnson reveals her hilarious anti-aging remedy. "They say the best way to grow old is not to be in a hurry about it?and Lord knows, I've put it off for as long as I could," says Barbara. But old age happens without any effort on our part. If you're alive, you're getting older. So what happens when you find yourself between menopause and LARGE PRINT? This best-selling author offers a delightful recipe for living life to the fullest in your later years and spices it with loads of laughter. She shows how she came to her own decision to age ferociously instead of gracefully. Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death is a lighthearted and encouraging book on the joys and problems of growing older. You'll laugh at Barbara Johnson's zany insights on aging. From savoring the "here and now" to preparing for our glorious future in heaven, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death is your wise and witty guide to the joys and challenges of aging gleefully.

Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends

Publisher : Thomas Nelson
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ISBN : 1418516112
Pages : 192 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (418 users)

Download or read book Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends written by Barbara Johnson and published by Thomas Nelson. This book was released on 2000-03-19 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Grab your giggle box! Here comes Barbara Johnson with another helping heap of joy for women of all ages, aches, and "architecture." Author Barbara Johnson's encouraging book about a woman's adventures in aging, Living Somewhere Between Estrogen and Death, became the number-one best-selling paperback in the Christian market for the year in which it was published. Soon hordes of happy readers were flooding Barbara's mailbox with their own favorite jokes, touching stories, and hilarious tales of female misadventures. Now Barb has packed that amazing collection of wacky wit into this boisterously funny new book that's full of "laff leaks" about every stage of a woman's life?from diapers to dentures. No matter what stage of the "hormonal cesspool" you're splashing through, there's something here to touch your heart. You'll love Barb's quirky empty-nest de-cluttering strategies, her joyful insights on stress-soothing, husband-handling, kid-corralling, and parent-parenting in chapters like these: Having a Baby Is Like Writing a Book?Lots of Whining, Begging, and Pushing Who Are These Kids, and Why Are They Calling Me Mom? I Finally Got My Head Together?Then My Body Fell Apart We Started Out With Nothing?and Still Have Most of It Left Leaking Laffs Between Pampers and Depends is a heart-warming ride over the waves of humor in God's endless sea of love.

Women in Control

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595137717
Pages : 138 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book Women in Control written by Ann Breen-Greco and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2000-11 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women in Control: A Guide to Creating Your Own Fitness Lifestyle for Body, Mind, and Spirit is for women of all ages. This book offers you concise, step-by-step guidance for a lifetime plan for taking control of your life and creating optimal well-being and happiness through physical, mental, and spiritual fitness. This practical guide is based on the author’s personal journey from loss of health to physical fitness, career achievement, and a rewarding, satisfying life. This book will teach you how to: • Work with the life cycles that profoundly affect all women’s lives • Set yourself up for success, not failure—make New Day’s, not New Year’s resolutions • Create and achieve lifetime goals using “mind power”—affirmations, visualization, and building increased mental capacity • Reduce stress and resolve conflict • Achieve a healthy and fit body with good nutrition and exercise—never say diet again • Develop spiritually through control of your inner life

Night Lights for Moms

Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
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ISBN : 1614580669
Pages : 146 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (614 users)

Download or read book Night Lights for Moms written by Jim Fletcher and published by New Leaf Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: If you seem to be stressed by day’s end, here’s a beautiful series designed especially to be a refreshing read at the end of each day. Reflections of the day past and thoughts of making the most of the coming day meet in these hand-selected stories, anecdotes, Scriptures, and quotations. Some of these will tug at the heartstrings and others will bring a chuckle. The series begins with three books: Nightlights for Moms, Nightlights for Dads, and Nightlights for Students. Handpicked contents to bring reflective moments Elegantly designed Put the finishing touches on your day with a heart full of inspiration

The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology

Publisher : A&C Black
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ISBN : 0567196860
Pages : 170 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (567 users)

Download or read book The Feminine Genius of Catholic Theology written by Matthew Levering and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2012-09-27 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A unique introduction to Catholic theology based on the thought and work of the greatwomen theologians of the Church.

Pavlov's Cats and Thirty Other Short Takes from Mensa Monthlies

Publisher : Dorrance Publishing
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ISBN : 1434971120
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (434 users)

Download or read book Pavlov's Cats and Thirty Other Short Takes from Mensa Monthlies written by and published by Dorrance Publishing. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Authors' Famous Recipes and Reflections on Food

Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN : 0595243797
Pages : 326 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (595 users)

Download or read book Authors' Famous Recipes and Reflections on Food written by Diane E. Holloway and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2002-08 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique cookbook includes over 200 recipes from well-known authors. In addition to recipes, information about each writer is included with many little known facts about them. Quotations by authors complement each recipe adding spice and humor. Enjoy unique recipes such as Rex Stout's Bread Fried in Anchovy Butter, Charles Dicken's Hot Punch, Ernest Hemingway's Bloody Mary, Thomas Jefferson's Chicken Fricassee, Alexander Dumas' Potato Salad, Abigail Van Buren's Pecan Pie, Vincent Price's Chicken in Champagne Sauce, Garrison Keillor's Meatloaf, Lillian Hellman's Pot Roast, Sir Walter Scott's Cauliflower and Whiskey, Marjorie K. Rawlings' Cornbread, Laura Ingalls Wilder's Gingerbread, Alice B. Toklas' Brownies and Gazpacho, and many other.

A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan

Publisher : Lulu.com
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ISBN : 1387592769
Pages : 264 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (387 users)

Download or read book A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan written by C.S. Fairfax and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-05-17 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Read through time, enjoying the good, the better, and the best books from each of the seven eras below: Year 1: Ancient History to 476 A.D. Year 2: The Middle Ages, 477 to 1485 A.D. Year 3: The Age of Discovery, 1485-1763 A.D. Year 4: The Age of Revolution, 1764-1848 A.D. Year 5: The Age of Empire, 1849-1914 A.D. Year 6: The American Century, 1915-1995 A.D. Year 7: The Information Age, 1996- Present Day At the end of seven years, repeat! A Seven Year Cycle Reading Plan is a booklist compiled of hundreds of books from each era in history organized into categories of interest. This volume also includes copious room for you to add your own favorite titles!

The Official Rules

Publisher : Courier Corporation
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ISBN : 0486797171
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (486 users)

Download or read book The Official Rules written by Paul Dickson and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2014-07-28 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: According to Murphy's Law, "If anything can go wrong, it will." This humorous hardcover compilation offers variations on the well-known adage, including comic truths related to business matters, excuses, efficiency, and legal jargon.

Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003

Publisher : Ohio University Press
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ISBN : 0821415085
Pages : 281 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (821 users)

Download or read book Profiles of Ohio Women, 1803-2003 written by Jacqueline Jones Royster and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Developed by the Ohio Bicentennial Commission's Advisory Council on Women, this collection profiles a few of the many women who have left their imprint on the state, nation, world, and even outer space.