A Marriage Made in Heaven: Or Too Tired for an Affair by Erma Bombeck

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 nation 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 out quite a bit as a role description. Now, in her such a lot autobiographical publication, Erma Bombeck places all of it in loving and guffawing viewpoint, as she seems to be 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 a long time that experience formed sleek American matrimony - for higher, for worse, and for laughs. because the sunny day in 1949 while Erma and invoice Bombeck first plighted their troth, their marriage has weathered the appearance of televised soccer and the darkish aspect of Donna Reed. They've grappled with young ones and know-how, the women's move and the sexual revolution, and feature patented their very own path in inventive Arguing. They've survived either the dream apartment from hell and the empty nest, and feature been there for every different via maternity, miscarriage, and mortality. From the worried newlywed, to the supermom who increased guilt to a sacrament, to the steadfast associate, to the shy writer at the highway, here's an Erma Bombeck readers have by no means visible prior to, in a booklet for all people who are married, who have been married, who're pondering getting married, or who've hesitated (until now!) to make the leap.

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Mi colega confundió los molinos de viento con gigantes. Yo, por el contrario, sólo veo molinos de viento vociferantes en nuestros colosos modernos. El confundió un odre de vino con un mago astuto; yo sólo veo odres de vino en nuestros magos modernos. El confundía cada posada para mendigos con un castillo, cada montador de burro con un caballero, cada moza de establo con una dama de la corte. Yo, por el contrario veo nuestros castillos como posadas disfrazadas, veo a nuestros caballeros como montadores de burros y a nuestras damas de la corte como mozas de establo.

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