All I Know about Animal Behavior I Learned in Loehmann's Dressing Room

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Wheeler Pub., 1995 - Fiction - 175 pages
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The inimitable Erma Bombeck, whose unbroken record of New York Times bestsellers and who nationally syndicated column have made her one of America's favourite writers, turns her insightful trademark sense of humor on the surprising similarities between the animal world and ourselves. Some species have more fun, fewer teeth or longer tails, but compare your experience with humankind against ... the garter snake transvertite ... the barn swallow who can't make a commitment ... the lion who mates 86 times a day ... and you'll see, as Erma does, the gap is closing daily!

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User Review  - MaryEvelynLS - LibraryThing

Erma Bombeck is ALWAYS funny. This book was published in the 90's and I just got around to reading it. It was entertaining and had it's "ha ha" moments but I've read better from Erma. Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Here's Erma, to human beings what Jane Goodall is to chimpanzeesan ardent student and a whole lot funnier. In fact, as Bombeck (A Marriage Made in Heaven . . . Or Too Tired for an Affair, 1993, etc ... Read full review


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Known for her realistic, humorous books, Erma Harris Bombeck wrote about ordinary, everyday events and problems. As a dedicated mother, she used her experiences raising children as a rich and vital source of her material. Her sense of humor and her appreciation for life made her successful in print, radio, and TV. Bombeck was born in 1927. In 1949, she began her career as a reporter for the Journal Herald in Dayton, Ohio. From 1975 to 1986, Bombeck appeared as a biweekly commentator on the Good Morning America television show. Bombeck's book titles give an indication of her style of humor: A Marriage Made in Heaven, or Too Tired for an Affair; I Lost Everything in the Postnatal Depression; and If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? Her book, When You Look Like Your Passport Photo, It's Time To Go Home was a bestseller. Bombeck was repeatedly named one of the 25 Most Influential Women in America by the World Almanac. Her books were frequently on nonfiction bestseller lists. Bombeck died after surgery in April 1996. She and her husband Bill Bombeck had been married for 47 years and had three children.

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