At Wit's End

At Wit's End

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ISBN-13: 9780449211847
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/12/1986
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 206,614
Product dimensions: 6.88(w) x 4.32(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Erma Bombeck was America's favorite humorist at the time of her death in 1996. Ten of her 13 books, including Forever, Erma, appeared on the New York Times bestseller list. She claimed her first fiction writing was the weather forecast in the Dayton Herald. Her favorite food was pasta, and her hobby was dust.

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At Wit's End 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Compared to her other books, this wasn't my favorite. However, it was very enjoyable. And boy did I love all of her other books. This woman was a great writer, and I only wish she was still around to dispense her humor and wisdom.
fdholt on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
At wit¿s end is a series of essays written by Erma. Bombeck for her newspaper column in the mid-60¿s and collected in this book. The blurb claims that you will laugh out loud at the antics of housewives, husbands, kids and everyone else that Ms. Bombeck covers in this book and you will. The fact that the book was written almost 50 years ago does not matter ¿ the material is timeless and well written. Kids connected by wire to a boom-boxes and kids wired to their cell phones are the same over time. Family vacations are still hilarious. But the book isn¿t all laughs and I admit that I did cry. There is an essay on the Bombeck son who gathered some of his precious toys and his used toothbrush to send to Viet Nam for the soldiers. It was a lesson on children caught in war and the soldiers who were also there. It¿s as pertinent today as it was then. The essay on the importance of grandparents using Erma¿s irrepressible grandmother was a joy. And the essay on Christmas and how busy it was for a friend who even complained that someone had the gall to have a birthday on Christmas Day ¿ until a small child said this: ¿I know someone.¿Laugh, cry and enjoy! This book was certainly worth the re-read and I know I enjoyed it more today than when it was first published.
crazy4reading on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I feel At Wit's End very often. Erma Bombeck and her thoughts on the housewife job. Now my book was published in the late 1960's, before I was born. I enjoyed reading this book and remembering some of the things my mother would say. Erma writes about what most women think when they are married and have children. I enjoyed the laughs while I read and also remembering my mother.
Mia_Catapang on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Saw this book in a second-hand bookstore. I read the back cover and it's quite funny so I bought it. Erma Bombeck is really a funny author. I laughed several times while reading this book. And aside from the humor, there's also some nuggets of wisdom in a particular chapter of the book. But I won't tell what part it is. Just read it. :)) Happy reading!
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