Posted by: gypsytales | May 14, 2009

I LOST EVERYTHING IN THE POST-NATAL DEPRESSION by Erma Bombeck

I LOST EVERYTHING IN THE POST-NATAL DEPRESSION by Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck (Feb 21, 1927 – April 22, 1996) was a well-known American writer and humorist. 

Commenting on Erma Bombeck, Garrison Keillor American radio personality said,  “she was true to her audience and never guilty of arrogance that creeps over writers when they become successful”.

Part of the enjoyment of reading a book is the ability to identify with the topic.  She knew her audience well and wrote from personal experience.  She seasoned everyday occurrences with a healthy dose of humour. 

In her book “I lost everything in the post-natal depression” she writes anecdotally about ironing sheets, marriage, mothers-in-law, weight gain and weight loss, turning 40 and more.  She caricatures patterns within all walks of life that are easily identifiable in any culture.  Her informal writing style and honest confessions invite the reader to reflect upon their own life events with candour. 

Family subjects were her forte and she succeeded in revealing her intentions for writing her books with warmth and integrity.  So when life’s lows are exhausting your reserves, refuel your empty reservoir with a rewarding measure of Bombeck comedy.

First copyright date: 1970 / General subject matter: family humour / ISBN 0-449-21118-5

 

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