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Erma Bombeck Ohioana Authors
  

Erma Bombeck’s best-selling books and syndicated newspaper column, At Wit’s End, satirized the suburbs and the tedium of motherhood and housewifery. Housewives in “typical” homes across the country claimed that Bombeck understood them like no one else; they laughed at her columns with both delight and relief. According to the entry in the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame book, “her humor and insight helped break open the prevailing stereotypes of the housewife happily cleaning in heels and pearls.” When she died in 1996, central Ohio felt as though it had lost a friend.

Music on the Show
CD Title: Television's Greatest Hits, Vol. 1: From the 50's and 60's
Song: Donna Reed Show (theme)
Label and Year: Tvt 1986

Audio Book:  Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession
Publisher: TDM/McGraw-Hill ( Fullerton , CA )
Year: 1988

 

 

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