The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

by Erma Bombeck
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The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank by Erma Bombeck

The “marvelously funny” and much-loved humorist explores the perils of suburban living in this New York Times bestseller (Vogue).
For years, the Bombecks have heard rumors of a magical land called Suburbia where the air is clean, the grass is trimmed, and children don’t risk getting mugged on their walk to school. After watching their friends flee the city for subdivided utopias like Bonaparte’s Retreat and Mortgage Mañana, Erma and her family load up their belongings and cry, “Station wagons . . . ho!” But life on the suburban frontier is not as perfect as they had hoped. The trees are stunted, the house is cramped, and there’s no grass at all. But the Bombecks will make do, for they are suburbanites now—the last true pioneers! This ebook features an illustrated biography of Erma Bombeck including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s estate.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781453290064
Publisher: Open Road Media
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 245
Sales rank: 136,068
File size: 5 MB

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. In 1967, she published At Wit’s End, a collection of her favorite columns. Bombeck would go on to write eleven more books, including The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976), If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? (1978), and Aunt Erma’s Cope Book (1979). Her books were perennial bestsellers, and helped bolster her reputation as one of the nation’s sharpest observers of domestic life. She continued writing her syndicated column until her death in 1996. 
Erma Bombeck (1927–1996) was one of the best-loved humorists of her day, known for her witty books and syndicated columns. In 1967, she published At Wit’s End, a collection of her favorite columns. Bombeck would go on to write eleven more books, including The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank (1976), If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? (1978), and Aunt Erma’s Cope Book (1979). Her books were perennial bestsellers, and helped bolster her reputation as one of the nation’s sharpest observers of domestic life. She continued writing her syndicated column until her death in 1996.     

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The Grass Is Always Greener over the Septic Tank 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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This was the second Erma Bombeck book I read. I was a kid, it was my Mom's, but I loved it then and even more now! Erma was truly gifted!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book tells of everyday life that many parents stress out about but it presents it in a way where people will laugh about it, maybe not while it's going on but certainly afterwards. There's a recent series of books that are similar but they deal more with the interactions of people and wild animals, are funny yet very accurate, called Wonderful Stories from Skog Forest.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I laughed the whole way throught this book. What a hoot! Wisdom disguised as humor--does it get any better than this?