Family--The Ties that Bind...and Gag! by Erma Bombeck

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Family--The Ties that Bind...and Gag! by Erma Bombeck is a 199-page hardcover published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1987.  The book is in very good condition.

Book Summary

The wisest of the wits and the wittiest of the wise looks at that great American tradition--the family.  Erma Bombeck finds a mother lode of laughter, compassion, pathos, poignancy, and nostalgia in the small and large triumphs of family life in the '80s.

In Family The Ties that Bind...and Gag!, a grown family comes home to spend the weekend...a group who shares the same genes, chromosomes, and last name, but have never eaten the same breakfast cereal, watched the same TV shows, liked the same people, or spoken the same language.  It's a blending of generations and relationships, the story of a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, inflicting pain and kissing to heal it in the same instant, loving, laughing, defending, and trying to figure out the common thread that bound them all together.

Here is the family grown.  Erma visiting her son's apartment, and a roach hanging up her coat.  Erma, once internationally renowned as den mother of three, now matured to the age of "You look wonderful."  Erma, contemplating her long marriage--"We have to stay together.  We need each other to finish a sentence."  With love, perception, and irreverence, Erma presents an American family--challenged in a way no one would have thought possible to survive.

ISBN:  0-07-006460-1