In this, one of Bombeck's last books (published 1993), we begin to see the woman behind the witticisms and motherhood one-liners. While this book lacks some of the wit and wisecracks of some of her earlier works (The Grass is Always Greener..., Family: The Ties that Bind...), we get a unique insight into the life of Erma. Sounding more like a memoir than comedy routine, the reader follows a young housewife through the early years of "husband reform," through three children, the empty nest, and a mid-life career that literally took her from ironing shirts to joking with Johnny Carson. A fitting tribute to anyone who wants to know about the woman behind the column and the people that helped her become the woman we laughed with for over 20 years. We'll miss you, Erma.