Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck

Erma Louise Bombeck, née Fiste (February 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became bestsellers. From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife with broad, and sometimes eloquent humor. By the 1970s, her columns were read, twice weekly, by 30 million readers of the 900 newspapers of the U.S. and Canada.

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    Humorists can never start to take themselves seriously. It’s literary suicide.
    Erma Bombeck (b. 1927)

    I’m real ambivalent about [working mothers]. Those of use who have been in the women’s movement for a long time know that we’ve talked a good game of ‘go out and fulfill your dreams’ and ‘be everything you were meant to be.’ But by the same token, we want daughters-in-law who are going to stay home and raise our grandchildren.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    ‘Mother’ has always been a generic term synonymous with love, devotion, and sacrifice. There’s always been something mystical and reverent about them. They’re the Walter Cronkites of the human race . . . infallible, virtuous, without flaws and conceived without original sin, with no room for ambivalence.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    It’s [motherhood] the biggest on-the-job- training program in existence today.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)

    With boys you always know where you stand. Right in the path of a hurricane. It’s all there. The fruit flies hovering over their waste can, the hamster trying to escape to cleaner air, the bedrooms decorated in Early Bus Station Restroom.
    Erma Bombeck (20th century)