A Marriage Made in Heaven
Erma Bombeck was a funny lady. She looked at every day life with a skewed vision that found humor in many things. In this book she reviewed her 43 or so years of marriage to her husband, Bill.
She started at the beginning, at her and Bill's wedding. She talked about the list of things about him she was going to change. As a long time married woman, I started chuckling then.
Bad times and good times are humorous in this book. She wanted a baby, but couldn't become pregnant. How did logical adults change into idiots when they had babies? Well, when they finally adopted a baby, that would not happen to them. As soon as their daughter was put in their arms, she and Bill perfected the babbling idiot parents who forgot they had ever been reasonable adults.
As the book continued throughout their marriage, I laughed out loud. I cried, too, at her miscarriage, her illness, and other problems. Even when I was not laughing, I was smiling or nodding in agreement. Erma looked at life, saw the realities of it, and made us laugh at them.
At least from a woman's viewpoint, this is a wonderful book. I would imagine men would like it too, because she points out her own flaws as well as Bill's. It took a while, but she finally asked herself if perhaps Bill also had had a list of her faults to correct after they married. He didn't succeed, either.
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