The Second Oldest Profession
A look at one of the toughest jobs on earth, from the woman who perfectly captures life’s humor and heart
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.
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- Open Road Integrated Media
“A gifted writer blessed with the comic equivalent of perfect pitch.” —The Boston Globe “Erma Bombeck may be gone, but she’ll live on forever in her columns.” —Booklist “A historic figure of publishing and newspapering. It’s not just that she was the best; she was the only.” —Phil Donahue
About the author
Erma Bombeck (1927–1996) was one of the best-loved humorists of her day, known for her witty books and syndicated columns.