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Erma Bombeck

(Erma Fiste)
writer, humorist
Born: 2/21/1927
Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio

A journalist who left work to raise her family, Bombeck used her experiences as a suburban housewife and mother to fuel a widely syndicated humor column. Among her numerous books are At Wit's End (1967), I Lost Everything in the Post-Natal Depression (1973), 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), Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession (1983), and When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time to Go Home (1991).

Died: 4/22/1996

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