What Would Erma Do? Confessions of a First Time Humor Columnist


When you sched­ule home repairs, does your ser­vice man arrive promptly?

    Do your chil­dren like to clean their rooms?

Does your spouse brag about your chicken cor­don bleu?

If you answered “yes” to all of these ques­tions, per­haps this isn’t the book for you. If, on the other hand, you can’t get a repair­man to show up on time, which is okay because you need to shovel a path through the kids’ rooms, and the clos­est thing to gourmet you’ve ever made says, “peel back cover and heat,” Gayle Car­line feels your pain.

As a fan of Erma Bombeck, she used to con­tent her­self with telling funny sto­ries about her life to her friends and fam­ily, while her hus­band rolled his eyes and her son hid in embar­rass­ment. But, like Erma, she dreamed of more…

In 2005, her dream came true — she got a weekly news­pa­per col­umn, where she could share her sto­ries with read­ers in her Pla­cen­tia com­mu­nity and beyond. Her hus­band has added a heavy sigh to the eye roll, and her son keeps ask­ing to join the Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion Pro­gram, but her read­ers love her, so life couldn’t be merrier.

How did she do it? By ask­ing her­self, what would Erma do?

WHAT WOULD ERMA DO? Con­fes­sions of a First Time Humor Columnist

ISBN-10 1453818030

ISBN-13 978–1453818039

$12.99, paper­back, 248 pages

Avail­able at the fol­low­ing locations:

Ama­zon (Paper­back and Kin­dle)


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