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Erma Bombeck

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  • Don't give up on septic

    When columnist Erma Bombeck published her book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank" in the mid-1970s, she was trafficking in suburban, comedic gold. Septic systems were universal — iconic, even — and as close as a waste disposal system could come to being a real-for-sure chunk of Americana.
  • Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners

    Fur sure: Northwestern alum compiles fetching essays by dog owners
    Hero. Ishmael. Ramsey. Sophie. Bonnie. Those are, in order of appearance, the names of thedogs — all mutts — with whom I have shared my life from the time I was 4 years old. And if you listen to Wade Rouse — which you most assuredly...

    Theater review: 'The Mommies -- A Musical Blog'

    Theater review: 'The Mommies -- A Musical Blog'
    Most everyone thinks his or her mother is unique. Whether the best, craziest, most aggravating or most loving, Mom is usually in a class all her own. That works against the latest musical from Jeanie Linders, creator of the phenomenon "Menopause: The...

    All About Food: Tales of the Thanksgiving rush

    All About Food: Tales of the Thanksgiving rush
    "The funny thing about Thanksgiving, or any huge meal, is that you spend 12 hours shopping for it and then chopping and cooking and braising and blanching. Then it takes 20 minutes to eat it and everybody sort of sits around in a food coma, and then it...

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life

    Book review: 'Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake' details good life
    It says "memoir" on the jacket of this book, and this time, it's true. Anna Quindlen has been the diarist of baby boomers, and women boomers especially, since she began writing at the age of 18 for the New York Times, where her columns won a Pulitzer...