Motherhood: The Second Oldest Profession by Erma Bombeck

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Stars: ***

All of Erma’s book are hilarious because it’s so TRUE! If you are a mother, you’ll identify with everything she says.

My favourite section was the School for New Mothers Proposal in the first chapter. She suggests such classes as Creative Nagging 101, Legal Rights for Mothers, The History of Suspicion and Its Effects on Menopause and Threats and Promises. Chapter 36 was pretty funny too. It’s an A to Z of things (moms have done or Erma has done? It doesn’t specify,) that might provoke guilt. For example: X-raying for a swallowed nickel only after you heard it was a collector’s coin worth $6.40 or Hiding out in the bathroom when the kids are calling for you all over the house.

It’s certainly a good laugh and although it was written in 1983, it’s still relevant!

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