By Erma Bombeck
I now pronounce you husband and spouse. There are few words as sobering, with the potential exceptions of "We have lift-off" and "This state is at war." but as they've got performed for hundreds of years, thousands of brave women and men proceed to stroll down the aisle each year, with no loads as a role description. Now, in her such a lot autobiographical ebook, Erma Bombeck places all of it in loving and giggling standpoint, as she appears again on her personal forty-three-year-but-who's-counting marriage and the undying passages that make the honorable property of matrimony the highest-risk, highest-reward occupation of all. a wedding Made in Heaven...or Too drained for an Affair is Erma's own tale in addition to a resonant evocation of the many years that experience formed glossy American matrimony - for greater, for worse, and for laughs. because the sunny day in 1949 whilst Erma and invoice Bombeck first plighted their troth, their marriage has weathered the arrival of televised soccer and the darkish facet of Donna Reed. They've grappled with childrens and know-how, the women's move and the sexual revolution, and feature patented their very own direction in artistic Arguing. They've survived either the dream condominium from hell and the empty nest, and feature been there for every different via maternity, miscarriage, and mortality. From the apprehensive newlywed, to the supermom who increased guilt to a sacrament, to the steadfast companion, to the shy writer at the street, here's an Erma Bombeck readers have by no means visible prior to, in a ebook for all people who are married, who have been married, who're considering getting married, or who've hesitated (until now!) to make the leap.
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