Erma in Bomburbia: Erma Bombeck

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For a survivor of housework and motherhood, laughter is still the best revenge

Notice: Car-pool moms entered in the U-Haul Mother-of-the-Year brake-off should complete the following literary quiz. Answers must be written in eyebrow pencil, and nuttiness counts,

1) For ten points, and a year's supply of mental floss, what American philosopher, whose latest book has been ensconced on the New York Times best seller list for 40 weeks, described the stance of a pregnant woman as "like a kangaroo wearing Earth Shoes"?

2) Who first defined the contribution of American mothers to the psychological...

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